POSTPONED: Tony Hoffman: Substance Abuse Presentation
Date(s) - April 2, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tony Hoffman’s BMX career started in high school, as he was a top-ranked BMX amateur with multiple endorsements. A native of Clovis, California, Tony started drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and using prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin by his senior year. His life took a turn for the worse as he became addicted at such a young age, losing everything. In 2004, Tony committed a home invasion armed robbery, and was ultimately sent to prison for two years in 2007. Tony had violated his probation and knows the depths of addiction and understands the despair addicts go through as even the threat of a ten-year prison sentence could not stop him from using during his probation. Tony began rebuilding his life’s purpose while he spent two years in prison. As soon as he was released, he used the positives and negatives of his life to get to where he is today.
Sober since May 17, 2007, Tony is a changed man, and inspires so many to live their lives with purpose. Tony has dedicated his life to bringing awareness around the country, describing how dangerous prescription pill and heroin abuse are, as well as advocating a shift in thinking towards current addiction-recovery processes.
Presented by the Anthony Swalligan Memorial Fund.