Brian Sims: Service, Redemption and Project Rebirth
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Brian Sims: Service, Redemption and Project Rebirth
Mar 26, 2024 Season 1 Episode 104
The Phoenix Sober Active Community

#104: Brian Sims (he/him) CRPS-V, VSR, CEI is a person in long term recovery from Substance Misuse, MST, and Co-Occurring Disorders acquired while serving his country during the campaigns and operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism as a US Army Infantryman. He is also a suicide attempt (2015) and street-level homelessness survivor.

Brian is the Founder & National Director of Project Rebirth, a warrior recovery community organization dedicated to serving veterans, emergency responders, and families and loved ones. Check out the episode to hear Brian's story, including:

  • How civilians and non-veteran focused organizations can work with the warrior recovery community because we all share grief and pain.
  • The spirit of service and Brian's unstoppable drive to show up and use his knowledge and experiences to help others.
  • The concept of redemption, particularly in service, and the message we send to others.
  • How Marvel influenced the name of Project Rebirth, and how just like in the comics, the world is neither 100% good nor 100% bad.

Check out Project Rebirth at and on Instagram @_projectrebirth_

Visit the Project Rebirth Space in The Phoenix Mobile App!


If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*

If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.

  • Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7
  • Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7
  • Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7
  • Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST

*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.


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