Neal spent 12 years of his life buried in his addictions. From ages 15 to 27, he gradually directed more and more of his focus toward the consumption of alcohol and various other drugs. Neal attempted to take his own life on his 19th birthday, but was unsuccessful. Two months later, he had another near-death experience while in a treatment center in Texas.
Neal later found himself selling narcotics and piling up felony charges. He lost everything and became homeless. Neal was taken off of the street by police due to felony warrants. He spent 16 months incarcerated as a result of his decisions.
When Neal was arrested in 2013, he made the decision to change. He asked God to come into his life and later began working a program of recovery. This was the beginning of Neal’s new life. He spent several years volunteering in a treatment facility and sponsoring others in the program as he worked his way up the corporate ladder. Neal decided to start his own coaching business and devote his life to working with others who also want to change their lives for the better. Today, Elevated Lifestyle Academy is allowing him to reach more and more people seeking recovery. Neal’s life today is more than he could have ever asked or imagined. He is truly grateful.