Addiction has quickly become one of the most significant problems impacting younger generations throughout the United States. Eric Spofford, the CEO of Spofford Enterprises, knows what it’s like to struggle. Becoming addicted to drugs at 15 years old was never the plan, but it happened. The drugs would have a hold on him for the next seven years, causing an immense amount of pain and strife in his life. It wasn’t until he was 22 that he knew it was time to get help. If not, he wouldn’t make it out of the addiction alive.
Remaining dedicated to recovery, Eric learned the importance of living a sober life and eventually began setting goals for himself with the idea of starting an addiction treatment business to help other people like himself overcome the hold that addiction has on the mind and body. He went on to found one of the largest addiction treatment businesses on the east coast, which he sold last year to a private-equity backed strategic buyer. His commitment to helping others struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol helped him become a successful entrepreneur, who now spends most of his time working in the real estate and venture capital industries.
“I know many people doubted me and my ability to become successful. I got addicted to drugs at 15, dropped out of school in the 10th grade, and lived a life I’m not proud of for seven years. However, when I found recovery, I promised myself that I’d change my life for the better,” says Eric Spofford. “The first thing I did was start coming up with ideas of what I wanted to do in life. I knew that helping people meant a lot to me, so I decided to start an addiction treatment business. My goal was to prove to other people with addiction that it’s not too late to change, no matter how young or old they are and how long they’ve struggled with addiction.”
Starting a business geared towards helping others with addiction was only the start for Eric, while he spends most of his days working 12-16 hours on real estate and venture capital related projects, he still has a natural love for helping others become the best versions of themselves.
“Many people know me for the entrepreneurial advice that I offer online. I like to help others who want to start their own businesses and aren’t sure where to start. I was once in their shoes as someone who never went to college or even finished high school. I know that starting a business requires a lot of work and effort, but I want to help people realize it’s possible to start something great from the ground up,” shares Spofford.
In addition to working seven days a week and spending up to 16 hours a day on his current business ventures, Eric Spofford also offers entrepreneurial coaching. He regularly takes on the job of a motivational speaker to help people from all walks of life realize their dreams aren’t as out of reach as they might think.
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