Larry Smith


Larry’s long-term personal recovery influenced him to dedicate his life to helping those suffering from addiction. His work includes inspiring alcoholics, addicts, and their loved ones to discover a new life in recovery. He is a 1977 Cum Laude graduate from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Psychology.

Larry, a retired USAF officer and fighter pilot and a retired Commercial Airline pilot, has logged over 21,000 flight hours. Larry was involved with United Airlines Pilots EAP program for 14 years.

Besides being responsible for all Get Real’s activities, he is a national speaker on enabling, positive psychology, and the neuroscience of addiction. He also makes TV appearances educating the public on addiction recovery.

His first book “The Daily Life Plan Journal” was published in 2010 and is endorsed by TVs’ Dr. Drew. “Flight to Transformation” will be published in October 2017 and “Get Your Sh*! Together” will be available in the Spring of 2018.