On today’s episode of Hell Has an Exit Bryan sits down with Max Bemis - the lead singer and founder of SAY ANYTHING. He is known for being open about his struggle with bi-polar disorder and wishes to share his journey to inspire others.
In this interview Max reveals his experience with supporting his wife Sherri Bemis, who is the lead singer and songwriter for the band Eisley.
Listen to this great conversation between SAY Max Bemis and Bryan Alzate, our host, on this week's HELL HAS AN...
On today’s episode of Hell Has an Exit, Bryan sits down with his friend and recovering addict Zule.
Zule opens about the depths of his internal struggles. By the time he was 12, he was already wrapped up in a world that would quickly lead him down a path of self-destruction.
Ultimately, it was Xanax that he turned to try and fill the emptiness he was feeling inside. Eventually Zule found himself in a place so dark that he felt the only way out would be by taking his own life.
This week on Hell Has an Exit Bryan Invites Matt G. Meeting in the rooms, the two go way back to the very early days of Bryan getting clean.
On this episode Matt shares his story of how he ended up in such a dark place fueled by his addiction to crack and heroin. This insightful episode lets us inside the mind of an addict who believes he was an addict before ever touching a drug.
Now, 18 years later clean Matt has helped countless people on their road to recovery and is a real life example...
On this week's episode of HELL HAS AN EXIT, Tune in for this insightful story of two best friends Los and Tommy who come from complete opposite worlds. Tommy came from a broken home, both his mother and father were on the streets completely consumed by drugs. Most of what Tommy ever knew was addiction. Despite the two coming from complete opposite spectrums, they both ended up in the exact same place: On the streets, hopeless, and heavily addicted to drugs.
The is a real story of one addict...
Today on Hell Has an Exit, Bryan Invites Rapper Tommy Gunz from Detroit.
Tommy’s story shed’s light on the different ways addiction can take form. He went from weed to cocaine and ecstasy to speed and meth within mere weeks. His story will take you through these crazy twist and turns and a wild acid trip
⁃ The accident that introduced him to Opiates
⁃ Heroin & Crack
⁃ Detox & Rehab
⁃ Losing his brother
⁃ Going Viral on Social Media
⁃ Rock Bottom
This week on Hell Has an Exit, Bryan finally brings us Jeremy AKA “Merch”. The Merch you might of heard about in many of Hell Has an Exit’s Previous Episodes. Merch was one of the only person’s Bryan considered a real friend during active addiction. There was this mutual bond and connection built on “one addict helping another”. They carried each other forward in their addiction perfectly fueling each other’s dysfunction. Merch shares what life was like during those times and how he developed...
This week on Hell Has an Exit, Bryan sits down with Shane S. Shane takes us down his insane story of self-destruction. He recalls his life taking a turn into the darkness right around 13 years old. The two go on to discuss the following:
⁃ Going from being the quiet kid, to partying hard, fighting and causing mayhem
⁃ 17 & in Prison
⁃ His best friend Lucho getting Murdered
⁃ Self Medicating with Pills
⁃ Doing everything to avoid the needle
⁃ The early days of...
This week on Hell Has an Exit, meet JESS MEGZ who grew up in a nice neighborhood with good parents & got straight A's in school. But what’s it matter? We all know by now that addiction doesn’t discriminate. On todays episode Jess & Bryan dive deep into Jess journey in active addiction and recovery discussing the following:
⁃ Her Instant attraction to pills
⁃ Using Xanax in middle school
⁃ Pill mills, Doctor shopping, & keeping up appearances
⁃ The Art of talking her way out of...
On this week’s episode of Hell Has an Exit, Bryan invites childhood friend Santi to share his story. Santi and Bryan met in the midst of Bryan’s developing addiction at 14 yrs old. As Santi watched Bryan’s addiction progress through the years, he felt that his own drug use was normal and recreational at best. The two go on to talk about how things went from “recreational” to complete destruction:
-Moving to the states from Colombia
-Recreational drug use
-His “introduction to “Blues”
On this week’s episode of Hell Has an Exit, Bryan invites long time friend Dru to share his story. Dru and Bryan share many memories over the past 10 years.
-Alcohol & Heroin
-The car wash days
-Their love affair with crack
-Calling the cops on himself
-The Florida pill mill days
-Trading in the Honda for his dream car
With over 10 years clean, Dru credits much of his success in recovery to the 12 step program. Don’t miss this inspiring...
On this week’s episode of Hell Has an Exit, Bryan invites guest David G. The two jump right into some of his earliest childhood memories. David was told countless stories on how it was that his father had passed away. He would soon come to find out that he had died from complications related to AIDS as of result of being an IV drug user. On this episode David goes on to share:
⁃ Some of his deeply rooted pains
⁃ The history of addiction in his family
⁃ His darkest days
On this week’s episode of Hell Has an Exit, Bryan returns with Lester for Part 2 on his journey to find his Exit from Hell and the importance of seeking help. Lester shares how he found recovery at United Recovery Project and the impact going to rehab had on his recovery. The two go on to discuss the following:
⁃ Wanting to choose sobriety but not finding a way
⁃ Falling in love
⁃ Struggling to make his relationship work
⁃ Fighting to be in his kids...
On this week’s episode of Hell Has an Exit, Bryan Invites guest Lester “M”. Born and raised in Cuba, Lester quickly paints a picture of how growing up in a communist country would shatter his spirit from a very early age.
⁃Being on his own at 15
⁃Discovering a love for computers and teaching himself how to program.
⁃Success and buying his dream car
⁃Alcohol, Drugs, & Partying
-Throwing it all away
Lester was no longer consuming the drugs and alcohol. Rather,...
On this week’s episode of Hell Has an Exit Bryan invites Berta R. to tell one of the most potentially shocking and horrifying stories on the podcast so far.
Listen to this incredible episode and take this unbelievable journey to hell and back involving the following:
◦Being kidnapped at 4 yrs old
◦Forced to take IV Drugs to perform as a sex slave
◦Being bagged and thrown into the Miami River in a potato sack
◦Returning home & being sexually abused by her brother
◦Not being permitted...
On this weeks episode we return with Marty Tankleff on Part 2 of 2 of his incredible story. Tankleff, falsely accused of the murder of his own parents at the age of 18 years old, was framed, wrongfully convicted, and sentence to 50 years to life in prison.
We left off on Episode 51, last week's episode, where Marty finds himself locked up with a life sentence. It becomes clearer than ever, that the justice system was not on his side, and that he would have to dig deep and find the courage...
On todays Episode, Bryan invites special guest Marty Tankleff who after 17 years was finally able to walk out of the gates of hell.
•17 years old - going from a privileged upbringing in Long Island to be framed for the double murder of his parents.
•Being coerced into “confessing”
•Being sentenced to 50 years in prison at 18 years old.
•His journey in the prison system.
•Shady cops, crooked officials, dark secrets, murder, manipulation of the justice system and a downright evil District...
This week on a very special Hell Has An Exit, the show welcomes the Wolf of Wall Street himself, creator of the legendary “Straight Line” sales method, author, lecturer, infamous wall street tycoon, Mr. Jordan Belfort. Jordan shares with Bryan about his life in the fast lane on Wall Street, the train wreck of drug and alcohol addiction that contributed to the end of his business, marriage and freedom, and the incredible story of redemption that is now his life. From the days of Stratton...
This Week on Hell Has an Exit! Bryan invites childhood friend Luis Luis.
•Trying Weed, ecstasy, cocaine and psychedelics at 11 years old
•Going from pill mills & doctor shopping to a love for needles & heroin
•His early-on experience with rehab
•Joining the army & using through basic training
•Fighting the war in Iraq & getting honorably discharged
•His continued struggle with addiction post war
•Getting Arrested, forced rehab & the 12 steps
Today Luis celebrates 10...
This week on Hell Has An Exit, Bryan Invites long time friend Alex K. on the show. Alex dives right into his story and gets vulnerable. He opens up about his traumas, and what led to him finally being able to overcome his addiction & alcoholism.
•Shooting himself in the foot w/ a shotgun
•Little Blue Pills
•Spending his first year of sobriety in prison
This week, Bryan interviews Janice T. Janice’s story is yet another example of the resilience of the human spirit even when you’re born into an environment thought to be destined for doom by most.
•Parents were missionaries in a cult
•Accidental gun shot
•Violence at home
•Molested as a child
•Heroin at 16
•Giving up baby for adoption
•Hardcore Heroin addiction
•Jails & institutions
•Drug dealers & Sex trafficking
•The “Pop-A-Smurf” drug trafficking ring
•Janice escapes find...
This week on HHAE, it’s the incredible true story of Marc S. Marc takes us for an insane ride that began in the California valley in the 1960’s. The music scene is alive and vibrant, and so is the drug scene. Marc felt an instant connection. It was the beginning of an era marked by LSD being legal, bell bottoms, hitchhiking, living on the streets, & couch surfing. They were known as the beatniks, aka hippies. Marc kicked his drug career off by bringing LSD from San Francisco back down to...
On this week's Hell Has An Exit former 2x NBA champion and reality television star Lamar Odom shares his experiences from the neighborhoods of Queens to superstardom while battling addiction. Lamar’s father was an addict and a war veteran. A terrible tragedy struck and his Mother died when he was very young, leaving him to be raised by his grandmother. By the age of nine he knew, without doubt, that he would make it to the NBA. With a number of colleges to choose from, Lamar went on to play...
Rene “C” was born to alcoholic parents. In her own words she felt she never had a chance to escape a life of addiction. Growing up her parents were in and out of rehab facilities. Sometimes they would put her in the garage and bring her food at 3 AM instead of taking good care of their small child. By the time she was five or six she was already being sexually molested by a family member that lived at the house. Her parents were never aware of it. The sexual abuse turned into pain and...
This week on Hell Has An Exit, Bryan is joined by renowned New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. David Shokrian. Dr. Shokrian shares his journey with us on what it took to become one of the countries leading plastic surgeons. He spent much of his time working on cases in the Philippines and other impoverished countries around the world providing reconstructive surgery for small children born with defects, and restoring limbs. Specializing in burn & trauma victims, Dr. Shokrian is also known...