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Hi, I'm Benjamin Burgholzer

My journey has taken me from buying drugs in dangerous places and selling heroin to having long term recovery and going on all kinds of adventures throughout the American West and the world.

It did not take me long to realize the outdoors, fly fishing, hiking, and hunting, were essential to helping me get clean and stay clean. I also realized there were many, many people who shared that with me.

Eventually, I ended up doing a PhD with a focus in environmental literature and creative nonfiction to explore those connections, and now have many publications as an outdoor journalist. 

So what is it about the outdoors that are so good for folks like us? Well, I've started a weekly newsletter that looks at various books from both the environmental and recovery spaces, scientific articles, studies, addiction medicine specialists, and more to piece that together, and also to further explore my relationship to the outdoors, past, present, and future. 

If that sounds like something that would interest you, it would mean the world to me if you signed up.

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