Larry Smith


Larry Smith - CEO

Larry Smith and his 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 of the University of Toledo with Bachelor's degrees in Business Management and Psychology.

More About Larry Smith

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.