Sept. 7, 2021

Tribute to a Legend: Dr. Joe Pursch

Tribute to a Legend: Dr. Joe Pursch

The Bright Side of Addiction is Recovery . . . Pass it On!


On June 20, 2021, we lost a true leader and legend in the field of addiction treatment - Dr.Joe Pursch.   He played a pivotal role in the treatment of former First Lady Betty Ford, astronaut Buzz Aldrin (the second man to walk on the moon), Billy Carter (brother of former President Jimmy Carter), country singer Larry Gatlin, and many others. Dr. Pursch changed the face of understanding, about alcoholism as a treatable disease.

RC2C host Neil Scott pays tribute to Dr. Pursch, with clips from his films;  along with an interview Neil did with him a few years ago; , plus comments from Thomas 'Hollywood' Henderson, Grammy-winning country superstar Larry Gatlin, and Susan Bales Ford, daughter of former First Lady Betty Ford. , Plus friends and colleagues John Frederick and Len Baltzer share memories, as well. And we also will hear from Joe Pursch, Jr., Doctor Pursch's oldest son.