Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Tony is a Former BMX Elite Pro and placed 2nd at the 2016 World Championships in Medellin Colombia in the Masters Pro class. Tony coached Women’s Elite Pro, Brooke Crain, to a 4th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. His story is full of redemption as he has seen some of the highest highs, and the lowest lows.

Tony has presented on the prestigious TEDx stage and his Goalcast video that went viral in February of 2020 has been viewed more than 10 million times. He is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports. Today, Tony is one of the most requested substance abuse speakers in the country, traveling over 200 days a year to share his inspiring story with various audiences. In 2021, he will be finishing his highly anticipated autobiography, “From Prison To The Olympics- The Tony Hoffman Story”.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how to reduce stigma requires more than language, it’s also strong infrastructure.
  2. Identify how to reinforce importance of proper communication.
  3. Identify how to associate compassion and empathy as the key to reaching a disassociated soul