Quentin Vennie: Overcoming Addiction and Anxiety – Ep. 20

Quentin Vennie: Overcoming Addiction and Anxiety

Escaping Addiction and Anxiety for a Better Life

At age 27, Quentin Vennie was working out when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest, a tingly left arm and dizziness. He drove to the hospital, where a doctor diagnosed him with anxiety and gave him a prescription for Lorazepam.


“When you’re in a vulnerable position, you turn to these people, but most doctors don’t inquire. They don’t ask what’s really going on.” – Quentin Vennie



Quentin Vennie


Quentin quickly became addicted to the Lorazepam — doubling, then tripling his dose. A combination of Vicodin and Lorazepam resulted in a collapsed lung and trip to the ER. Quentin then realized that his coping mechanism wasn’t only ineffective, but could actually kill him.


The Impact of Yoga, Juicing, and Meditation

Over the next few years, Quentin began down a road of healing, starting with a daily practice of yoga, juicing, and meditation. “I didn’t share anything with anyone because I didn’t know if it was going to work,” he said. Juicing became his “healthiest addiction,” but he also cut out dairy, stopped smoking and worked towards accepting his inner demons.


Sharing His Message with the World

Today, Quentin is a writer, speaker and integrative wellness coach whose byline has appeared in Huffington Post, Mind Body Green and Positively Positive. On the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, he shares his inspiring story and the changes he’s made to stop feeling anxious and start enjoying life.


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