Personable, conversant, well-groomed and handsome, Alema has created a lasting presence in Salt Lake City’s sports media for years. But behind the smiling face, behind the onscreen persona, there has been a constant internal struggle. It started a long time ago with painkillers, which enabled him to endure back pain and play football at Brigham Young University. Eventually, he turned to heroin and the life that came with it. For nearly two decades he was in and out of rehab programs — eight in all…
But today he is sitting in the offices of Ardu Recovery Center in Provo, Utah helping offer healing for the addicted. He is not a patient but a licensed substance use disorder counselor who finds solutions to help others overcome their struggles. His night job is on TV as a host of the Utah Jazz pre- and post-game shows on the AT&T SportsNet, but his day job is with Ardu Recovery Center. Alema Harrington is passionate about addiction recovery and loves to help others take the necessary steps to recovery and heal.
Todd started at Ardu as support staff in 2020. Todd displays a strong attitude of empathy with clients that is drawn from personal experience. Because of this and his “get-it-done” attitude, Todd moved to case management, and then admissions.
When a young friend of Alisia’s died from an overdose, it impacted her in a life changing way, she decided to seek out a way to help. In addition to her role as an executive assistant, Alisia is Ardu’s Jack of all trades, if something needs to be done, she finds a way, to do it. She will stop what she is doing and sit with a client who is struggling . Alisia has passion and attitude of charity