A former professional football player whose career spanned 10 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Randy Grimes spent 20+ years battling an addiction to pain killers developed while treating career-related injuries. He now uses his inspiring story of recovery to help victims of drug and alcohol abuse, as an Interventionist and National Director of Business Development/Strategy at Transformations Treatment Center, in Delray Beach, Fl.
In 2012, Randy launched “Athletes in Recovery,” a program designed to help athletes of all levels find treatment for addiction, while offering continued support for those already in recovery. Due to the success of Athletes in Recovery, Randy and www.TranformationsTreatment. center have partnered with the NFL, NHL, Gridiron Greats, After The Impact Fund, Jockeys Guild, NASCAR, and MLB to bring further awareness and
treatment services to professional athletes and their families. As a result, 100’s of former professional athletes, from all sports, have since been treated. Randy’s passion does not end with athletes; he is committed to helping families find balance and peace of mind. Randy believes that “when families get well, addicts get well.” Randy has performed countless interventions across the U.S. and in three countries —bringing hope and healing when all seemed lost.
Randy has been an exemplary ambassador and example of the power of professional treatment. Married for 37 years to his college sweetheart, Lydia, who is also a Certified Family Addiction Coach, they have two children and three grandchildren. Randy is regularly a commentator on numerous national TV networks and media including NFL Network, Anderson Cooper, Father Albert, CNN, Fox Sports, MSNBC, Fox News, SiriusXM
Sports, and countless others. His “Never Give Up” attitude translates from the gridiron to recovery. On his recovery, Randy states: “God didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in....He opened the gates of Hell and let me out!”
Connect with Randy at www.TourDeForceSpeakers.co m/RandyGrimes or www.RandyGrimesSpeaks.com Look for Randy’s book “Off Center”, being released soon!