Tim Rader talks to students about his struggle with prescription drug addiction and his ultimate recovery thanks to the Caron alcohol and drug rehab center.
As a teenager, I had everything at my fingertips. I was doing well in school and had been hoping to play college football. I was going places. A bout with cancer my senior year changed all of that. My high school football days were over and I was in constant pain from the side effects of chemotherapy and treatment. I found relief from legally prescribed and necessary pain relief medication. This unknowingly planted the seed for an addiction that would haunt me for a decade.
Rader reflects on his poignant and inspiring presentation
Within a few years I lost my job, my fiancé, my home and my soul to the dark power of addiction. I wondered how I´d gone from being a starting quarterback and cancer survivor to a homeless drug addict.
What did you think of Tim Rader's presentation?
It was phony and his emotions seemed forced and rehearsed. (67%, 2 Votes)
It was sad, but I couldn't relate. (33%, 1 Votes)
It was touching and successful at hindering drug abuse. (0%, 0 Votes)