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 Featured
Mother-Daughter Duo; Addiction Recovery Specialists; 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.
Steve Ford Featured
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.
Trish Kendall Featured
Inspirational Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Expert on Creating Belonging and Enduring Success, Founder and CEO Enduring Success Strategies
Trish exudes joy, love and enduring success. She makes audiences want to and believe they can create enduring success. Her climb from the pit of despair to the peak of success is astonishing; but her effervescent joy and boundless love are the unique and lasting gifts Trish imparts to everyone.
Patrick Kennedy Featured
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind and Founder, The 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.
Damon West Featured
Diversity & Inclusion Activist; Recovery Expert; Bestselling Author of The Coffee Bean
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.
Energy is the currency of the future. The most important currency to drive growth is the capitalization of your personal and community energy.
Alison Canavan is the change agent every company needs to help regulate the nervous systems and manage the energy of individuals and companies as a whole. Alison's teachings and techniques around saving, regulating, and investing your energy leads to deeper connections to yourself and those around you.
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.
Mental Health Advocate and Leader; Founder of Cope Notes; Entrepreneur
After battling his own mental health and substance abuse demons, Johnny Crowder has emerged as one of America’s exciting new voices on resilience, support and people-first leadership. He is a suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health advocate, and Founder & CEO of Cope Notes.
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 comeback story of surviving the loss of two brothers to suicide. You will be glad you heard him speak.
Triumph Over Adversity: A Marine's Journey of Resilience, Advocacy, and Empowerment
From the heartland of America to the bustling streets of San Diego, Shane Kruchten's biography is a testament to the transformative power of unwavering determination, unyielding patriotism, and an unshakeable commitment to making the world a better place.
Keynote Speaker, Author, Addiction Expert
Omar Manejwala, M.D. is an addiction psychiatrist and former Hazelden Medical Director. He explains addiction in simple terms - from how addiction changes your brain to how your thoughts, actions and experiences play a role in making self-destructive behaviors worse - and provides practical actionsto control your cravings and recover.
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.
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE
Performance, Execution, Time Management & Productivity Expert
Laura Stack gives speeches and seminars to help leaders increase team and personal productivity. For over 25 years, she’s worked with Fortune 1000 clients to improve output, increase speed in execution, and save time in the office.
Heidi A. Swan
Local, State and Federal Advocate; Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Homelessnes Prevention Expert
As a passionate advocate about the mental health impacts of marijuana, Heidi's been on Dr. Phil, Fox.com and NBC-LA. A California resident, she advocates for local control and warning labels. Federally, she insists the industry and our elected leaders publicly disclose the known risks THC pose to brain health.
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