The Path to Authenticity
The Path to Authenticity
104. Recovery Advocate Allen Schwartz


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Episode 104 of The Path to Authenticity features Allen Schwartz. Allen is a recovery advocate who also serves as a prayer chaplain at Unity of the Palm Beaches. He’s been an important figure in my life since we first met in 1996. And, he’s one of those people who makes everyone smile when he walks in the room. I’m grateful Allen agreed to be a guest. We had this conversation the evening of January 6. I was happy to talk to Allen on such a troubling day in America. Enjoy.   -Tom

Learn more about this guest at 20 Questions for Allen Schwartz. If you enjoy this episode, you might also like episode 63.

As person in long-term recovery, Allen Schwartz is well known in the Palm Beach County recovery community. His professional career began shortly after he moved to West Palm Beach in 1991. Over his decades-long career, Allen has worked at a number of substance abuse treatment facilities in various roles, including as an admissions specialist, a behavior health technician, group facilitator, and community relations specialist. In addition to also serving his community as a volunteer over the years, he is an accomplished photographer. 

The Path to Authenticity is proud to support the iSpeak Media Foundation. To commemorate episode 100 of the podcast, artist and former guest Heather Sundquist Hall created an original work that is available for purchase in two different sizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to iSpeak Media, to help bring media literacy education to the communities that need it most. Visit to learn more.

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