Antony Barrymore is a dedicated substance abuse counselor whose passion for helping others is deeply personal for Tony, this calling runs in his veins, as he has witnessed how alcoholism/addiction cut through his own life and family like a hot knife through butter, sparing some but tragically claiming the lives of others far too early and in the most harrowing ways.
In 2001, Tony found the strength to break free from this morass with the unwavering support of God, a program and loving friends. This transformative experience ignited a fire within him to guide others on their own paths to recovery. His work as a substance abuse counselor has become not just a profession but a personal mission, allowing him to make a positive difference in the lives of those who struggle with addiction.
Seeing the light come on in men’s lives as they build a solid foundation in recovery brings Tony an indescribable joy. Witnessing their transformation and the healing that takes place is an experience beyond measure. He considers himself fortunate to be employed in such a rewarding field and cherishes the opportunity to contribute to the recovery and well-being of his clients.
Outside of work Tony embraces the beauty of life and indulges in his passions. During the summer months, he seamlessly transitions from his counseling role to the tranquil shores of the beach. There, he finds solace and rejuvenation through ocean swimming and the companionship of his beloved dog, Lola. Nature’s serenity and the rhythmic sounds of the waves inspire him and keep him grounded.
Tony also values the importance of spending quality time with his wife, Dianne, his rock and pillar of support throughout their 40+ year marriage. They delight in embarking on short vacations, & hikes together, creating cherished memories and nurturing their strong bond.
Family holds a special place in Tony’s heart, and he takes pride in being a father to his daughter, Samantha. Their relationship is built on love, support, and shared experiences, and he cherishes every moment they spend together.
Antony Barrymore’s life and career as a substance abuse counselor are defined by his resilience, empathy, and unwavering dedication to helping others overcome their battles with addiction. With his personal triumph and unwavering commitment to guiding others toward recovery. Tony is a beacon of hope for those in need, inspiring them to find their own paths to healing and a brighter future.