About Us

Brought together to share honest information about recovery from addiction, mental health, and other related topics.


We wanted to create a way to deliver honest and relevant information to those impacted by addiction and mental health disorders. Our personal and professional experiences have taught us that finding unbiased and understandable information about addiction and mental health recovery is a challenge, especially for those in crisis. We also recognize that there aren’t many outlets for those in recovery to receive information about alternative resources or hear the voices of others.
Our intention is to provide the most honest information from various, and often conflicting, perspectives in the field. You deserve to know the truth about your options and the resources available so you can make more informed decisions about your recovery and wellness.

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Meet the Team

Kris West

Media Specialist



Caitlin Martinez




Dr. Sarah Schonian




Kris West has worked in the recovery industry for six years and is currently employed at a treatment center in Las Vegas, NV. Between working in the industry and loving a family member in active addiction, he continues to have questions about the disease of addiction and the process of recovery.

Outside of his experience with recovery, Kris is an avid consumer and creator of media with a particular interest in film, photography, podcasts, and music. He attended film school and has created short films. Additionally, Kris is a drummer, a talented photographer and a film maker.

This podcast is the intersection of his passion and interests, creating a place to explore and learn through honest conversations with both experts in the field, individuals in recovery, and organizations serving those in recovery and struggling with addiction. He is passionate about creating authentic dialogue and is fearless in his pursuit of truth. Kris is originally from Southern California and he has lived in Las Vegas for the past 16 years.


Caitlin Martinez, LMFT is a therapist who works with trauma and addiction, an avid podcast listener, and an entrepreneur. She is the Co-Owner of The Fearless Kind, an inpatient treatment center in Las Vegas for young women recovering from addiction and Co-Founder of The Fearless Kind Organization a 501c3 non-profit with the mission of increasing access to treatment, education, and resources for those impacted by addiction. She has worked in the mental health field for 10 years and has a special interest in working with families with addiction. Caitlin is passionate about providing kind and compassionate care to vulnerable populations.

Her personal family experience with addiction prompted her desire to enter into the mental health field. Caitlin received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, Austin and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She uses a systemic approach to understanding both the world around her and the disease of addiction. She is hopeful that this podcast can provide a space for conversations that explore addiction, recovery, and the human experience in a way that is meaningful and helpful.

Dr. Sarah

Dr. Sarah is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nevada. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in the Community, Family and Addiction Sciences Department. During her time at Texas Tech, all of her research, clinical, and teaching experience were centered around addiction – both process and chemical.

Dr. Sarah, alongside Caitlin, is the Co-Owner of the Fearless Kind and Co-Founder of the Fearless Kind Organization. During the process of starting a business to help those impacted by addiction, she finds herself to be constantly infuriated by the stigmatizing laws, attitudes, and beliefs surrounding the disease of addiction — creating unnecessary barriers for those in need to access help and appropriate resources.

Both her personal and professional experiences with addiction recovery have fueled her desire to be a part of this podcast. As she refuses to sit silently and allow the unfair practices and low standards of care to continue to prevent people from seeking recovery from trauma, addiction, and other mental health related issues.