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Jason Wahler
Jason Wahler is a Host, Actor and TV personality who appeared on Laguna Beach, The Hills, Celebrity Rap Superstar and eventually Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, after battling a public struggle with addiction. Sober since July 2010, Jason has since dedicated his life to raising awareness on addiction and recovery to hopefully one day change the publics negative perception on this deadly disease. Currently a Business Development & Client Services Manager at Northbound Treatment Services in Orange County, CA, Jason’s vision aligns strategically with the treatment center’s aim to raise awareness and promote recovery from a global standpoint. He continues to use his personal experience and his presence in the public eye to inspire people who struggle with addiction and alcoholism to get help. His involvement with Northbound has changed his life and allowed him to be a resource for thousands of individuals who need help but don’t know where to start. On a regular basis Jason works with various media outlets, in addition to celebrities, young adults, schools, law enforcement, churches, and athletes in order to promote addiction education and prevention. Through his work and dedication to his own recovery program, he hopes to be able to continue to change the way addiction is perceived throughout society, but more importantly, to remain a resource for anyone who struggles with the hopelessness that accompanies addiction, and to show people that life in recovery is truly incredible and absolutely worth living.

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Entries by Jason Wahler

Amber Valletta Talks Addiction

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Amber Valletta, 40, spoke out about her own personal struggle with addiction to

Valletta, who currently starring on the TV show Revenge, never talked about her past abuse until now. For me, her story truly hit home because I can relate to so much that she has come forward...

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A Controversial New Law Can Charge Pregnant Women With Assault

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Addiction is such an incredibly powerful disease that I understand how people canfeel a certain way about it. However, with my own personal experience plus my education on the subject, I wish I was seeing different headlines out of Tennessee. Instead of feeding off of the shock factor, I wish...

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FDA Looks to Twitter to Raise Drug Awareness

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 8:56 AM

The FDA is taking a unique approach to raising awareness for prescription drug abuse.

According to their new guidelines (that have still yet to be set in stone), companies that manufacture and sell prescription drugs might have to use their 140 characters on Twitter to warn the...

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The Lawsuits Spread

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 10:11 AM

Just two weeks ago, Orange County was making headlines for filing a lawsuit that blamed major pharmaceutical companies for unethically pushing sales of painkillers and other dangerous prescription drugs. Now, Chicago is filing an almost identical lawsuit against some of the same companies.

The city of Chicago is

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Fighting Back Against the Heroin Epidemic: NYPD to Carry Narcan

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 4:20 PM

For a few years now, some states have armed their local police officers and EMT's with Narcan, a drug that has the potential to reverse the effects of a heroin (and other opioid) overdose. According to reports, Narcan has been a lifesaver in states such as Massachusetts, where it has...

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The Laguna Beach Drug Epidemic

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 2:17 PM

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in Laguna Beach. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous there, but I had great friends and family, and can say that I had a good life all around (despite my challenges). From an outsider's point of view, it might be hard to...

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Right Place, Right Time

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 1:20 AM

Every now and again, you get a reminder that you are exactly where you should be. This happened to me just recently, and I am so grateful for that reminder.

I was scheduled to go do a radio show in LA last week, and I was just so exhausted and...

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Let's Get Real

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 6:32 PM

I just recently joined other reality TV stars from both current and past reality shows to talk to students at USC about what reality TV is truly all about. It was a unique experience, especially because myself and the rest of the panel were able to talk to a small...

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More Than What Meets the Eye

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 12:20 PM

A few years ago, I would host parties at my house in LA where there would be 50-100 people raging out of control. While everyone thought I was enjoying the party as much as they were, little did they know I was secretly going into the master bathroom and snorting...

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Sunday Football and Sober Realizations

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 12:51 PM

My Wife Ashley and I host a party every Sunday for the football games. We invite about 10-15 people over and its something that we always look forward to! We always put on a big barbeque, serve up a ton of food and just enjoy spending quality time with each...

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Keeping It Connected

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 5:16 PM

My 2013 holiday season was one for the books -- I had an awesome Thanksgiving in Tahoe with my wife Ashley, and we split up Christmas between L.A. and Lake Arrowhead. I worked hard to balance each holiday between both my family and Ashley's since this was the first year...

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Four Years Later...

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 10:24 AM

Four years ago, I was in the thick of my addiction. I was selfish and only focused on one thing -- using. People were advised to stay away from me so they wouldn't get caught in my path of personal destruction. Not many people wanted much to do with me,...

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Expanding Horizons in the Ocean

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 3:25 PM

I just recently participated in one of the most exciting adventures of my life -- shark diving. But I didn't do it alone, I brought along two co-workers from Northbound to experience it with me.

We drove from Orange County up the coast of California until we reached...

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Words to Live By

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 4:27 PM

I have always relied on God, my sponsor and the 12 Steps to help keep me sober. So far, this combination has always worked for me, but I know it takes more than that to maintain my sobriety.

I don't dwell on my past, but I definitely don't forget...

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The Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 2:56 PM

I thought I had experienced every high you could feel, from the lowest of the lows to the highest of the highs and so much more. None of those experiences could compare to how I felt when I walked down the aisle.

It was like tunnel vision. I walked my...

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A Complete 180

(5) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 4:04 PM

After attending Star magazine's Scene Stealers event at the Roosevelt in Hollywood, it really hit me how much my life has come full circle -- primarily because of this before and after picture that surfaced shortly after the event:


In the photo on the...

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