Thurl Talk

Alema Harrington talks COVID-19, his childhood in Hawaii, his time at BYU, and overcoming addiction

Thurl Bailey is joined by Alema HarringtonĀ (Former BYU RB, host of the Utah Jazz Game Night on AT&T SportsNet) to talk about living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the announcement of Rudy Gobert testing positive for the virus, and how Alema has been able to use tools that he’s learned in addiction recovery to stay balanced during the pandemic.

We also dive into Alema’s childhood growing up in Hawaii with his twin brother and how it shaped his life. Then we talk about his experience growing up playing football and moving to Utah to play football for BYU.

Alema also talks about the feelings he had when he would struggle during his time playing football at BYU and how he was introduced to alcohol and pain killers after getting injured.Ā 

Lastly, Alema touches on his rock bottom and how he has been able to use his recovery to help others who are struggling with their own substance abuse disorders.

Published: Tuesday July 21, 2020
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