Param Parastaran is an entrepreneur, author, and recovered addict.
Param Parastaran is an entrepreneur, author, and an Iranian immigrant. Pram immigrated to the United States with his family in the midst of the Iranian Revolution.
His family worked extraordinarily hard for their future, and Param eventually went to college and became an entrepreneur. He became extraordinarily successful, on the surface, but developed a massive drug addiction.
This all came to a head when his wife found him passed out naked on top of his home bar with white powder and broken glass surrounding him. He went on a journey to heal himself through psychoanalysis and self-exploration. His book, Perfect Pain, chronicles this journey.
In this episode, Param and I discuss his story, how he healed himself, and his advice for others facing the perils of addiction.