Addiction specialist – coach, author, and speaker, David Roppo, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. While he seemed to be part of an average American family, that proved to be untrue. As time passed, David found himself in the middle of dysfunctional cyclone that was riddled with addictive behavior. Even though David was surrounded by addiction, he somehow managed to leap over the pitfall, which millions of people find themselves trapped in. Drawing a distinction between himself and his family member, who had succumb to addiction, David became convinced that he discovered the common denominator or direct, fundamental cause. That’s what encouraged him to conduct further research and undertake the work he has done as a recovery coach. For the past 10 years, he put his hypothesis to the test. While David proved his theory, and helped many people overcome addiction, he realized that he was fighting an uphill battle – just like mainstream recovery. In the process, however, he made a few extremely important discoveries. First, he learned that only one group of people on the planet is best poised and positioned to help addicted teens and young adults – PARENTS. Second, he discovered the blueprint for addiction-free kids.
After ten years of research, and eight plus years grinding it out in the addiction trenches, as a recovery coach, David became convinced that we cannot treat, police, or scare our way out of the addiction/overdose crisis. While we need to help parents, who are struggling with addicted teens and young adults, prevention is the ultimate solution. To stem, reverse and, eventually, eliminate the addiction/overdose crisis, however, we cannot use more of the same. We need an entirely different approach. For four decades, we have focused on the supply/effect side of addiction. David believes we need to re-focus our effects on demand/cause.
People all across the nation are hurting. David understands this first hand because he’s stood by them for a decade. What’s absolutely heartbreaking and deeply troubling is the fact that we are losing our greatest and most valuable treasure day after day – KIDS. This prompted David to launch the “Addiction-Free Kids Project.”
David is ready to listen and help. He invites faith-based leaders, parent teacher association leaders, educators, and parents all across the county to join together and make a difference.
David Roppo is available for addiction-free kids, parent coaching via phone. He is also available for speaking and training events in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, contact David at 724-203-4575.