From Confidence to Chaos: A Journey Through Addiction, Redemption + Empowerment

Date: Feb 2, 2024
Time: 11:45 am – 12:25 pm AEST
Speaker: James Dallin

James Dallin

James Dallin shares a profound life journey, overcoming early struggles with bullying and academic challenges to becoming a successful entrepreneur, only to plummet into a devastating battle with addiction. A unique aspect of his story is reaching the age of 30 without trying drugs or alcohol, believing addiction was beneath him. Life took an unexpected turn when he faced the harsh reality of losing his businesses, spiraling into depression, and succumbing to alcoholism.

The turning point came when he was introduced to meth, leading to a harrowing five-and-a-half-year addiction. Delving into the darkness of addiction, its impact on his family, and the arduous process of recovery, the talk emphasizes the misconception that addiction discriminates and underscores the urgency of recognizing one’s worth, seeking help, and fostering a culture of compassion.

Insights on the evolving drug scene, particularly the dangers of fentanyl, urge the audience to steer clear of its lethal grasp. The presentation encourages dismantling stereotypes and understanding the transformative power of kindness. It concludes with a powerful message about the importance of self-worth, resilience, and the collective responsibility to combat the rising tide of addiction.