World Famous Sportscaster and Critically Acclaimed Author Pat O’Brien to Speak at Pasadena Recovery Center

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Wednesday October 8th 2014 at 12pm.

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Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome world famous sportscaster and author of the critically acclaimed, “I’ll Be Back Right After This,” Pat O’Brien to their groundbreaking speaker series on Wednesday October 8th at 12pm. O’Brien is best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS Sports, as well as his work as the lead anchor and host of The insider and Access Hollywood. O’Brien covered six Olympic Games, the World Series, the Superbowl, the NBA Finals, the Final Four and has landed the coveted position as one of the most trusted names in sports news.

O’Brien became the face of CBS Sports, as the familiar and omnipresent voice on the sidelines of nearly every major arena throughout the 80s and 90s. O’Brien was a staple on the red carpet, breaking into the world of entertainment coverage with his impressive and extensive work on a plethora of nightly news shows. Pat O’Brien achieved immense respect and acclamation in multiple fields, which led him to the status of A-List in the worlds of sports and entertainment.

Pat O’Brien reached unimaginable highs with wealth, celebrity, and professional excellence, but those immense highs were eventually met with destructive lows. O’Brien’s battle with alcohol took over at the age of 55 as his public and personal life unraveled with dangerous force. In his powerful memoir, “I’ll Be Back Right After This,” O’Brien shares his powerful story and his bold recovery from substance abuse.

Michael Bloom, the President of Pasadena Recovery Center will be introducing Pat O’Brien, and following the talk there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions, as well as have their purchased books signed.

"We are honored to have Pat O’Brien as our featured guest for this month's speaker series," said Bloom. "We know he will provide a captivating, unique, and insightful presentation that cannot be missed."

Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts amazing authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them.

PAT O’BRIEN is best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS and NBC as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood and The Insider. O’Brien covered six Olympic Games, hosted the World Series, four Super Bowls, 25 US open Tennis Championships, and a decade of the NBA Finals and the Final Four. A former columnist for the New York Daily News and a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, Hannity and Don Imus, O’Brien lives in Los Angeles, New York and Nantucket.

PASADENA RECOVERY CENTER: Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives.

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