Chase the Vase
A Tough Conversation
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
This week we had the honor of speaking to Brock Bevell from Chase the Vase. Brock Bevell is a well-regarded family man with 7 children, six daughters and one son. He is a retired Police Officer who was run over on duty and ultimately retired from the injuries. The injuries caused him to endure numerous knee surgeries and constant rehabilitation. To deal with the pain, he was prescribed Opioids. After months and months of therapy, the department and doctors made the determination that his injuries would prevent him from doing the job effectively and could place others at risk. It was decided that he would be medically retired from the department.
For the next few years, Brock struggled with being retired. The day after turning in his equipment, he felt ostracized and not a part of the brotherhood. This was a huge blow to his ego. One day your chasing bad guys and the next your picking up your kid’s toys. It was a difficult transition. It was at this time, that Brock’s addiction took control of his emotions and he began to spin out of control, and he proceeded to self-medicate himself. During the height of his addiction, he went through a very difficult divorce. He lost time with his children and made poor decisions costing him his children’s trust.
Brock was a highly successful and functioning man despite his opioid habit. He continued to struggle with his moral compass being broken. He did not believe that the met the stereotypical image of a drug addict. At least the ones he had arrested. He worked tirelessly to battle his addiction and strengthen his relationship with his Higher Power. He tried to cut down, cut back and cut off his opioid intake. But because the opioids were being prescribed by his doctor, he justified the need for them.
Since recovering from his addiction, Brock has helped hundreds of men and woman combat addiction. He utilizes an unconventional approach to recovery. This approach continues to lead men and woman to lasting sobriety.