Corey Peterson, a United States Marine Corps veteran, grew up as a military dependent, following his Marine father from base to base all around the country. Constant change was a way of life and presented many challenges and opportunities. During these early years, Corey developed an understanding and empathy for those from different backgrounds, having been exposed to a wide diversity of people.
Upon returning from active duty, Corey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University. A consummate professional, he parlayed his education and life experience into a rewarding career, albeit one with a slippery slope. The lifestyle which consisted of managing hotels, fine dining restaurants, and nightclubs in Scottsdale progressed into a full-blown addiction. Corey successfully achieved recovery thanks to intervention and treatment. He and his family have been in recovery for over 10 years.
Corey’s recovery journey brought him to working with addicts and their families at a substance use disorder treatment facility in the areas of peer support, personal chef, transportation, admissions, and most recently at the executive level. He enjoys live music, fine dining (without the wine pairings), and spending time with the loved ones he distanced himself from during his active addiction. Corey continues to work tirelessly to help families and their addicted loved ones start the process of healing with love, care, hope, and compassion.