Category Archives: Intervention

Coming Full Circle: On the Other Side of the Recovery Process

At the outset of 2014, I accepted a position as part of a treatment team at a facility that offers an entirely unique approach towards recovery from addiction. Having been on both sides of the treatment process, both as a patient and a practitioner, it has been discouraging to see many treatment centers run as businesses. When this happens, the primary focus of helping another human being struggling with a serious and life-threatening disease is all too often lost in the equation. I feel blessed to be on a team of truly authentic and compassionate individuals who possess a driving passion to help those suffering. Currently, our primary focus is treating substance abuse in men over thirty-five. However, this is only the beginning … I believe that there are many good things to come as we grow. In particular, if my hopes are to be realized, my next appearance on the Dr. Oz Show will be to announce the opening of the very first treatment center specifically designed to treat eating disorders in males. Everything begins with a vision and this is mine. Thank you Carl Mosen and Kevin Mello for pursuing your vision and allowing me to be a part of this amazing process!


 Hotel California by the Sea

Five year anniversary Dr. Oz Show

I had the honor to take part in the fifth year anniversary special for the show that was responsible for giving me a second chance at life. It airs today, December 19th. While I was prepped for a longer segment, I actually only had the chance to say a fraction of what I wanted to say. One of the questions asked how my life has changed since I first appeared on Dr. Oz. While I did answer the question on air, what I left out was, prior to the Oz Show, I was trapped and powerless in a disease that had reduced my life to a mere existence. And, today, I am blessed to be in a position to share my story with others that are in that very place I was four years ago. The gift that the Dr. Oz Show gave me was not just a new lease on life, but the opportunity, the responsibility and the purpose of being able to share the gift of hope – one of the greatest gifts we as human beings can give to one another.

Final photo Dr Oz 2013

Eating Disorders on the Dr Oz Show Anniversary Special

Recap of previous appearances on the Dr Oz Show

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My return appearance on the Dr Oz Show after nine months of treatment at the Rosewood Ranch Centers in Arizona, air-date, Thanksgiving 2010: 

Bryan Bixler battling anorexia.


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A very powerful episode on the pro anorexia movement. I was invited back for an intervention to help four women suffering from anorexia, air-date March 6 2012:

Women of the Pro Ana Movement