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By all accounts, California native Ken Caminiti was a determined, generous guy, a skilled third baseman, and major home run hitter. During his 15 years as a pro baseball player, Caminiti played with the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves. He was a National League MVP in 1996 and participated in All-Star games in 1994 1996 and 1997. 
10. 29. 2015 Read more
Eric Show wasn’t your typical baseball player. In fact, everybody who knew him said he was a guy who marched to the beat of a different drum. Some called him “eccentric” and said he didn’t fit in with fellow baseball players, often bringing his guitar along on road trips.
10. 06. 2015 Read more
Kelly Preston is known for her buxom figure and sultry voice, but many of her fans don’t realize that Preston, formerly Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, is a native Hawaiian, born and raised in Honolulu. Although Preston spent most of her growing up years in Hawaii, she also lived in Iraq for a short time when she was very young and spent part of her teen years in Australia.
09. 29. 2015 Read more
There’s little disagreement that Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is one of baseball’s all-time best power hitters. Known by teammates as “Miggy,” Cabrera is highly respected both on and off the field. He is a Triple Crown winner, was named Most Valuable Player in 2012 and again in 2013, and voted MLB All-Star at least ten times. He isn’t finished yet, and the list of accolades continues to expand.   
09. 16. 2015 Read more
Addiction is a chronic disease that picks up speed as time goes by. It isn’t an indication of weakness or lack of willpower and it rarely gets better on its own. With treatment, however, many addicted people are able to recover and lead happy, productive, substance-free lives. Sometimes, getting better involves stumbles and relapses along the way, and sadly, rock bottom comes too soon for some people.   
08. 25. 2015 Read more
It seems that some athletes are born to play the game of baseball, and Josh Hamilton is one of them. During his growing up years in North Carolina, Hamilton was a Little League champ and a star outfielder for his high school team. He was a local legend – a gifted player with a powerful pitch, and a first choice draft pick before he graduated high school.
08. 18. 2015 Read more
Partying with friends is an accepted part of a celebrity lifestyle, and Pelle Lindbergh was no exception, but Lindbergh had barely begun to scratch the surface of his tremendous potential as goalie with the Philadelphia Flyers when a horrific car accident ended his life on November 11, 1985. Lindbergh was only 26.
08. 04. 2015 Read more
If you’re new to the sports world, you weren’t around to hear about Len Bias’ tragic death on June 19,1986, and you may not be familiar with the athlete who many say is the greatest player who never played at the professional level. Nearly thirty years later, fans are still haunted by the event.
07. 21. 2015 Read more
There’s no doubt that Michael Phelps is a gifted athlete, and with a grand total of 22 medals (so far), he is the greatest Olympic medal-winner of all time. However, a couple of run-ins with the law put his career on hold and nearly derailed his chance of participating in the 2016 Olympic games at Rio de Janeiro.
06. 06. 2015 Read more
Learn whether being addicted to triathlons and ultra-marathons can help you overcome your addiction to alcohol and drugs. Find out what former addicts say about replacing addiction with “healthy addiction” like athletics and see if you can apply this to yourself.
05. 07. 2015 Read more

At one time, John Lucas II was an up-and-coming athlete with an addiction that nearly destroyed his career. Today, he has several years of recovery under his belt and spends his time helping young athletes make good choices so they don’t make the same mistakes he made.


10. 20. 2015 Read more

https://www.hawaiianrecovery.com/about-us.htmlIt seemed that Chris Washburn had nothing but clear skies ahead when, as one of the nation’s top three high school recruits, he signed on with North Carolina State University in 1984. However, trouble came soon when the young athlete was charged with stealing a radio from a dorm room. 


10. 01. 2015 Read more

After years of alcohol-fueled rage and depression, Vance Johnson is an example of how commitment to rehab can turn lives around.

09. 22. 2015 Read more

You don’t have to be a golf nut to know about Tiger Woods – a child prodigy who was playing golf while he was still in diapers, winning major national tournaments while barely in his teens, and playing at the professional level when he was only 20. Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time, and one of the highest paid athletes in the world. 


09. 01. 2015 Read more

Don’t you know that Bruno Mars, the hot and sensational singer-songwriter from Hawaii who conquered the world with his music, “Uptown Funk”, and “Lazy Song” suffered from drug abuse but successfully overcame it? Learn the secrets to his successful recovery and the program that can help you deal with addiction issues.

08. 19. 2015 Read more

Martina Hingis is proof that an allegation of cocaine use – even a very tiny amount of cocaine -- can cast a shadow on an extremely successful career.

08. 11. 2015 Read more

Discover how Nicole Scherzinger, a Hawaiian actress, struggled with bulimia, an eating disorder that took a toll on her health. Learn about the proper treatment program for this type of behavioral bulimia and how you or your loved one can overcome this behavioral disorder for good.

07. 24. 2015 Read more

A Major League outfielder who played with the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers and Giants, Daryl Strawberry was an unforgettable figure during the 1980s and early 1990s. Admired by many for his athletic skills, Strawberry was idealized on baseball cards, action figures and posters at the same time he was derided for his contentious personality and disruptive, unsportsmanlike behavior. It seemed like Strawberry had it all, but his battles with cocaine and heroin nearly destroyed him. 

07. 16. 2015 Read more

It’s no secret that Angelina Jolie struggled with drug abuse for several years when she was in her early twenties, and information about her struggles aren’t difficult to find on the Internet and social media. Jolie, who just turned 40 ...

06. 01. 2015 Read more
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