EP 307: Gary Menkes’s Recovery Story

Through authentic, inspirational, and often spiritual conversations with our guests, we aim to break the stigma around addiction and show that recovery is possible, and that sobriety can be a source of strength and resilience. We believe that by sharing these stories of redemption, we can empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential, create positive change, and build a better world.


About Gary Menkes

Gary Menkes was born and raised in Port Washington, NY and struggled with alcoholism since his early teens which took him to places he never wants to go again and which took a toll on his health, relationships and professional endeavors. However, Gary completely transformed his life when he was given the gift of sobriety on May 13, 2006. Determined to break free from the cycle of self-destruction, he embarked on a remarkable journey of recovery.

Today, Gary is an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous in New York, married to the love of his life and father of two amazing children of which he owes all to his sobriety. Gary is now launching his own podcast, The Begin Again Podcast.