Feorenzo, Combs speak of addiction, rebounding & being successful after being an addict

In our efforts to bring you top-notch content on the crisis in America involving addiction, mental health and bullying, this week we present to you a fascinating discussion that Observer Co-owner Lisa Feorenzo had with her life coach, mentor and friend, Jeff Combs. Mr. Combs is a highly successful businessman, and he speaks freely about his younger days — when he was an addict — and had to ultimately check himself in at a county detox center because he was drinking “a gallon of vodka a day.” We hope you’ll take a few moments to click play and watch this video — as Combs offers help to this who might need it. He even offers his own phone number for anyone who may be struggling to call.


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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.