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Author & AZ Family Channel 3 Anchor Brandon Lee is a two-time Emmy winning journalist for his reporting on the opioid crisis. The irony is that Brandon was also a drug addict. Brandon’s trauma, however, started as a child when he was sexually abused by his piano teacher and youth soccer coach. The tragedy is that Brandon held it inside because of shame and fear. It wasn’t until the age of 37 when Brandon was reporting on a story about sex assault in the #MeToo era when he finally got the courage to break his silence about being a sex victim and how that trauma led him down a dark path of sex and drug addiction.

At age 16, Brandon was snorting cocaine, getting high off whippets, and drinking to blackouts all while attending Catholic school. The drug abuse got worse as Brandon got older. He would attend raves and circuit parties to get high. His drug addiction fueled his sex addiction. Brandon eventually created a double life. One as a professional news anchor. The other as a strung out druggie in the slums of Los Angeles. He describes the moment he took his first hit off the crack pipe. He felt invincible. Unstoppable. He describes it as breathing in the Devil. After nearly dying in a coma after an overdose, Brandon sought out a 12-Step program and has been sober ever since 2-22-2010. His story breaks every stereotype people have of a drug addict. Brandon’s mission is to give other addicts hope that they can build a new life they never thought possible.

Brandon is one of the most sought after speakers on topics of drug abuse, addiction, child sex abuse, PTSD & trauma.

Author & AZ Family Channel 3 Anchor

Brandon lee

Author & AZ Family Channel 3 Anchor Brandon Lee is a two-time Emmy winning journalist for his reporting on the opioid crisis. Brandon is one of the most sought after speakers on topics of drug abuse, addiction, child sex abuse, PTSD & trauma.

suicide, trauma and addiction
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Chrissy Clark, LISAC
Scottsdale Recovery Center

Heather Brown,
Mercy Care

Natalia Chimbo-Andrade,
Community Bridges, Inc.            

Marianne Gouveia,
Founder, Eric’s House

How to Help a struggling loved one
and Support the Recovery Process
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Ramsen Kasha, MS, MBA, CEO, Calvary Healing Center

Amy Samuel,
Scottsdale Recovery Center

Carey Davidson, CIP, ICADAC, CAI, Intervention ASAP

Are they forgotten? Homelessness and addiction
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Liz DaCosta,

Community Bridges, Inc

Scott Hall,
Maricopa County Human Services Department

Jennifer L. Page DBH, LMSW, CPRP, Mercy Care