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The Loudmouth Project

A Different Road to Recovery

Eric Moon struggled with alcohol abuse for nearly two decades before his wife’s decision to divorce him was part of the wake up call he needed to make real changes his life. But even in recovery, he felt adrift and uncertain he could maintain those changes, until he saw a documentary on an ultra race that opened up a whole new world of possibility for him.

After finishing his first 50K, he knew he’d found a new purpose, a new identity, a new path out of addiction. Now he sees himself as more than an addict, and it’s transformed his life, as well as his relationship with his family. Along the way, he learned that only he could save himself from the maddening cycle he’d been in for 20 years.

About the author, Amy

For nearly three decades, Amy has been telling other people’s stories. As a professional journalist, she’s covered everything from crime to education, spending the last 19 years in sports. As an award-winning writer and columnist, she wrote about high school and college athletics, as well as covering six Olympic Games. Born in Utah, Amy moved to Alaska in junior high and graduated from Robert Service High School in Anchorage. She graduated from both Snow College and the University of Utah, and she has worked as a journalist in Salt Lake City since 1990. She co-hosted a high school radio show for over a decade, and she co-founded Voices of Reason podcast with her Deseret News colleague Jasen Lee. She is a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a devoted foster to animals hoping to find a home of their own.

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