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Randy Grimes (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) on His 20-Year Pain Pill Addiction & Recovery – Ask Dr. Drew

Randy Grimes (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) on His 20-Year Pain Pill Addiction & Recovery – Ask Dr. Drew

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Randy Grimes (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) on His 20-Year Pain Pill Addiction & Recovery – Ask Dr. Drew

Randy Grimes is a former NFL center who enjoyed a successful ten-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He began taking prescription pills to treat pain from chronic injuries, which eventually led to playing in blackouts. When Randy’s career ended, the pills continued, resulting in an addiction that would last more than twenty years. Now, Randy tackles the stigma of addiction and mental illness through his nonprofit organization Pro Athletes In Recovery.

Follow Randy Grimes at RandyGrimesSpeaks.com

Read Randy’s book “Off Center: A Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, and Redemption in Professional Football” at amazon.com


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