Crystal Young was raised in a small town outside of Dallas, Texas. She has had the desire to change people’s hearts since the day she found her voice, during a high school musical. By the time she turned 21, Crystal was invited to a nationally televised singing competition in Nashville, Tennessee. Her dream was to perform on the big stage. In hopes of landing a music career with Sony BMI, she made numerous attempts only to be told, “No.” The decision was made to put her singing career on hold to start a family.
Tragedy struck when Crystal, her husband and 9-month old son were in a near fatal car accident. Following the birth of her second son, the road to addiction began. Two back surgeries and a scoliosis diagnosis, doctors recommended pain management. Opiates hijacked Crystal for the next 12 years; she lost everything she loved. Checking herself into treatment in 2017 at the age of 40, she found the importance of aftercare which became obvious just 10 days later when she discovered alcohol is a great substitute. In a short time, she found herself living in her car in a casino parking garage.
After getting sober in 2019, Crystal began a new career track handling the phone lines and training as an interventionist with a national team of interventionists. She also spent two months working as a consultant to help open a sober living home for women in Lebanon, TN, and has become certified as a an NCIP (Nationally Certified Intervention Professional), MRC (Master Recovery Coach), Safe Sober Travel Companion and Certified Case Manager.
Crystal puts God and her recovery first and that has allowed her to build a solid foundation with a network of women warriors by her side. She chairs her home group every Saturday night and has two sponsee’s that contribute to her sobriety on a daily basis.
Crystal’s goal is to empower women across the country by demonstrating recovery and integrity…not just talking about it. She hopes to open up her own sober living ranch resort for women, in honor of her grandmother Betty Jewel Young, who died of opiate addiction in 2009.