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Wes Hurt: Living CLEAN

Released Wednesday, 24th May 2017
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In 2007 Wes Hurt created one of Austin's iconic food trucks, Hey Cupcake! They experienced incredible success and often had long lines of people waiting to taste one of their delicious creations. During this time that Wes's addiction to drugs and alcohol became insatiable. Daily intake of opiates, crack, and alcohol thrust him into deeper dependence and darkness. Wes was in and out of rehab, went to jail, and was ultimately fired from his role as CEO of his own company. His relationships were deteriorating, trust with loved ones was breaking, and suicide entered his thoughts. Early one morning Wes was lying on the concrete floor in an abandoned warehouse when his heart began to flutter in an eery and alarming way. That moment was his rock bottom. For the first time he thought he his addiction would take his life. He called his wife and she told him to come home. Through grace, and the love and support of his family Wes began a new life.  Today he is three years sober. Wes has restored his relationships and is a father to a little boy and one on the way. He also created a new company, CLEAN Cause. Their products include premium purified mineral water and organic energy drinks. Not only are the delicious, they are support an amazing cause. Fifty percent of their profits support individuals in recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse. CLEAN Cause has awarded over 41 scholarships so far this year and are on a mission to give 130 scholarships.