He was in active addiction for 20 years, starting at the age of 13. September 28, 2016 is when he became sober., USA
Jailed 28 times and imprisoned twice, he understands the criminal justice system completely.
Engaged and living a full life with 5 mental and emotional disorders, though often bullied because of them.
He truly loves people. His willingness to publicly embarrass himself is his way of showing that love.
He will never sugar-coat anything.
He is as straight forward as they come.
Joe has done it all, so he will never judge anyone.
This is a clear and concise talk about the effects of meth on a person’s brain. Logic and common sense are becoming increasingly less common. Joe uses both his life and scientific evidence in a way that is designed to stir logical thinking and to train common sense.
This is a talk about the highly negative consequences of using the saying “Because I said so.”
Youths will learn the hard way. We don’t want that. They need to know how to find out the answer WITHOUT gaining knowledge through experience.
Adults; you will learn simple, but highly effective ways in which to FIND THE ANSWERS to the questions youth have, so as to help them avoid the consequences of learning the hard way, through negative experiences.
It’s all of ours jobs, as adults, to train the youth of today accordingly, so that they will be thoroughly equipped to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Joe considers this to be his most influential talk. This talk is for youths that are at that moment in life when they have to make a choice: to smoke a cigarette/drink alcohol, or to NOT do these things.
When faced with these instances, these are the moments in a child’s life that will help determine whether there is a risk of them becoming an addict. Once the body experiences a new sensation, the flood gates are opened.
This speech is designed to completely deter children from cigarettes and alcohol no matter WHAT their situations may be.