Winning the Battle over Opioids: From Tragedy to Wellness
CANNABIS CULTURE – “I lost that enthusiasm for life, that passion.. I don’t know where either of us would be if I was still on this path.”Garin and Kelly were successful real estate agents in Washington. They fell in love, married, and started their own company, working passionately 6-7 days a week to reach their dreams, and becoming the top 1-2% realtors in the area. They regularly exercised, ate healthy, and were active in their community. Life was good and they were proud of their successes. Then one day in 2008, as Garin was out riding his motorcycle on the highway with Kelly not far behind, a truck failed to yield at a left turn, causing Garin to hit the truck directly at 45 miles per hour. In that moment, Garin knew that there was nothing he could do to change that outcome, a traumatic realization that continues to haunt him to this day.
When Kelly arrived at the scene of the accident, she saw how serious the accident was. Garin had suffered severe injuries including short-term memory loss and almost losing one of his arms. This was 1 of 3 severe accidents that he had survived, and it was