Tony Hoffman is one of the most sought-after substance abuse speakers in the country, traveling over 200 days per year touching lives with his transformational journey “from prison to the Olympics”.
By the time he was in high school, Tony had been a top-ranked BMX amateur with multiple endorsements, but after getting into alcohol, marijuana and prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Oxycotin, his life took a a devastating turn. He found himself in the depths of addiction, living homeless on the street, and ultimately serving time in prison for armed robbery. After paroling prison in 2008, Tony transformed his life completely. He returned to BMX, placed 2nd at the 2016 World Championships and coached one of his athletes to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
In addition to his speaking tour which spans across schools, healthcare, government, faith-based organizations and the TEDx stage, Tony is also the co-founder of a groundbreaking new treatment facility in Southern California called pH Wellness.
In this episode, we discuss:
- The root cause of addiction
- The impact of stigma
- How to treat addiction effectively
- pH Wellness’s FIT For Life sobriety model – Fitness, Inventory Work, Transferable Life Skills
- Tony’s Micro-Process that took him from prison to the Olympics
- Persistent Flexibility