October 2019 – Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth
What started off as self-medication turned into a vicious addiction cycle leading to an overdose that landed him on life support back in 2013. Thinking he could still function without help and counseling, he continued an unhealthy lifestyle and subsequently was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to 3 years in jail. NAAWA hosted Sam Anthony during the monthly program at the Brio. Sam passionately shared his story with our members and friends through his motivational talk. He is hoping to inspire others, provide hope for the future and educate youth through sharing his own personal story. His message emphasizes awareness and encouragement.