SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - After struggling with drug addiction for several years, two Utah men have turned to clothing designing to help bring awareness to the issue.
Dominic Suazo and Ferril Davis are sober now after battling addiction to painkillers, heroin, and alcohol during their teens and early 20's.
The term "Party Sober" started out as just a catchphrase during their treatment and then evolved into a slogan for their budding clothing business.
Both Suazo and Ferrill never imagined they would turn to designing clothes as a form of treatment, but after they got help, they decided to pay it forward by launching www.partysoberclothing.com
"Addiction is a very selfish disease. To be able to get out of yourself and do something for somebody else is a really good way to go about it." said designer Ferril Davis.
"I said you know, I want to make a better life for myself and I just followed my ambition of my artwork and that kept me dedicated and focused," said lead designer Dominic Suazo.
The clothing line offers several different clothing options including hoodies, baseball tees, and wristbands - all sporting their party sober logo. Now, with online sales of their clothing picking up, they're hoping to eventually open a store and give proceeds of their sales to people struggling with addiction. "We want to help young adults and teens that are in active addiction that are looking for a way out and help them find some recovery and treatment, " said Davis.
Their slogan is simple, but the designing duo wants to get the message out that living life to the fullest and having fun can be done sober. "Just have fun. Have fun with your life. Just party sober instead," said Suazo.