Grounded in wellness
Before his journey towards a sound mind and body, co-founder Brandon Stump struggled with a life of drug addiction. Thinking his environment and surroundings were the problems, he moved from Ohio to seek a healthy, sober life in beautiful southern California. However, shortly after making the move, he realized the environment wasn’t the problem. The problem was himself. Grounded with this realization, his problem became a catalyst for change.
Brandon formed healthier habits, a simple routine that cultivated balance within his life. The people around him started to notice his change and became attracted to his clean and sober lifestyle. With a heart of compassion and empathy, Brandon invited a handful of friends to stay in his home and began teaching them how to achieve the sober life they never thought they could reach. The number of people Brandon was housing and helping grew quickly and it became clear that he was going to need some help to keep things going.
That’s when he called on the one person he trusted most — his brother Ryan Stump. After sympathizing with Brandon over the spreading problem, Ryan left a career in the medical field and moved out west to help his brother change lives.
Together, they founded the Buckeye Recovery Network which is now known as the gold standard for aftercare in the United States with more than twenty sober living environments, medical detoxes, and intensive outpatient centers. Brandon and Ryan have made it their purpose to help people find their way back to a life worth living. What started with one life has evolved into 10,000+ lives changed.