Addiction & Recovery: From Baylor to Hollywood and Beyond with John Mabry

September 1, 2023
Kevin Stevenson


Addiction & recovery is an interlocked journey familiar to many. In recent years, the conversation surrounding addiction, mental health, and the challenges of the entertainment industry has gained significant traction.

With the rise of social media and the constant spotlight on celebrities, their pressures and vulnerabilities are more visible than ever. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 58.7 million U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2021. This number translates to more than one in every five adults. There are also an average annual 70,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S.

What happens when personal tragedy, Hollywood glamour, and addiction collide?

Welcome to “I Don’t Care,” hosted by Kevin Stevenson. In this episode, Kevin sits down with John Clint Mabry, an actor, real estate agent, and award-winning speaker, to delve deep into his incredible journey from growing up in San Antonio, attending Baylor University, to navigating the glitzy yet treacherous world of Hollywood.

Main Points of Discussion:

  • John’s upbringing and his connection to Baylor University
  • The allure and challenges of Hollywood, including Mabry’s experiences with renowned celebrities
  • The tragic loss of Mabry’s brother and the silent battle with addiction and mental health

John Mabry is not just an actor; he’s a beacon of resilience and strength. Growing up in San Antonio, John had a close-knit family and a strong connection to Baylor University, where he was deeply involved in fraternity life and sports. His journey took a turn when he ventured into Hollywood, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Adam Sandler, Bruce Willis, and Emma Stone. However, behind the glamour was a man grappling with addiction, personal loss, and the weight of expectations. Mabry’s accolades include recognition for his candid discussions about mental health, addiction & recovery.

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