Addiction / Substance Abuse / Recovery Keynote Speakers
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Addiction, Substance Abuse and Recovery keynote speakers explain how addiction changes your brain to how your thoughts, actions and past experiences play a vital role in making self-destructive behaviors worse. There is a tremendous amount of research on how to control addictive behaviors. Our roster of addiction, substance abuse and recovery keynote speakers can identify behaviors to suggest simple actions in order to control cravings to recover.
Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry
Authors of "The Lost Years"
Kristina and Constance are the authors of The Lost Years; Surviving and Mothers and Daughters worst nightmare. The Lost Years is a brutally honest and gritty story of Kristina’s dramatic descent into addiction and her mother’s desperate attempt to save her.
Ellevate the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection
Alison Canavan is a UCLA-trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She runs a successful practice as a Health and Wellness coach; delivers motivational talks on health and well-being, all over the world, specializing in behavior change, mental health, addiction and improving mindset.
Advocate for Marijuana Policy, Addiction, Prevention, and Recovery
Sober since 1996, Ben has worked with various campaigns relating to recovery and public policy. He has a deep understanding of the issues and a personal motivation to see the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse minimized.
Actor & Son of President Gerald Ford
Steve Ford shares a broad range of inspirational stories, including how the family dealt with Betty Ford's battles with alcoholism and breast cancer, his own successful fight in overcoming alcoholism, and the Nixon Pardon.
Mental Health Advocate
Dennis Gillan is on a mission to reverse the current trends in completed suicides & to seriously reduce the stigma associated with getting help for one's mental health. The audience loves his comback story of surviving the loss of two brothers to suicide. You will be glad you heard him speak.
Inspirational Speaker, From the Pit of Despair to the Peak of Success
As a little girl, Trish’s ability to trust and love were destroyed by the person who daughters trust and love the most. Now, she is proof that true success—enduring success—is choosing, every day, to give all your love and to receive all the love that others give you.
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind and Founder, Kennedy Forum
Patrick J. Kennedy is one of the world’s leading voices on mental health and addiction. He works to unite government leaders, philanthropists, the private sector, and advocates in transforming our health care system to finally treat illness of the brain on par with illnesses of the body.
Cultural theorist, author, filmmaker
In her fast-paced and entertaining presentations Jean Kilbourne illustrates that ads sell more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of love and sexuality. Sometimes they sell addictions. Her topics include the image of women in advertising, the sexualization of children, and the marketing of alcohol and tobacco.
Suicide Prevention & Teen Mental Health
Daniel J. Reidenberg is currently the Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), a national non-profit agency working to prevent suicide and help suicide survivors and those suffering with depression.
Survivor - Author - Speaker - Advocate
Dawn Schiller is an expert survivor-leader in the anti-trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault movements. Abused and trafficked on the streets of Hollywood in her teens by the infamous porn actor, John Holmes, Dawn survived the gruesome Wonderland Avenue murders in 1981 and ultimately turned him into the police.
Heidi A. Swan
Cannabis - Induced Psychosis: The Personal Stories Behind A NIGHT IN JAIL
Heidi tells an unforgettable story about experiencing Cannabis-Induced Psychosis as a teenager. Her brother's regular use led him to mental illness, addiction, homelessness and incarceration. Together, they wrote A Night In Jail: the first Young Adult novella, film and play about the mental health effects of teen marijuana use.
Co-founder and President of Full Circle Intervention
Kristina Wandzilak, CAS, BRI-II, co-founder, has been a leader in the addictions industry since 1995. Kristina is highly respected and renowned for her compassionate and effective work.
M.S. in Criminal Justice with a Life-Sentence on Parole, Addiction, Recovery and Behavioral Health Advocate
Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a motivational speaker and best-selling co-author (with motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book was, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World.
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