Substance Abuse Speakers

Substance abuse is more than just a personal problem. Nearly 23.5M people over 12 needed treatment for drug and alcohol overdose in 2008. Individuals, caregivers, supporters and health care professionals need to know how best to support individuals with substance abuse issues and how to create an environment conducive to zero substance abuse. GBS has a list of substance abuse-related speakers available for your next event. To find out more about our available substance abuse experts, browse the list below.

Sonja Sohn

Celebrity Servant: lives to fuse her entertainment expertise with her passion for service through empowering troubled youth and struggling families living in marginalized communities.

Sonja Sohn          Sonja Sohn was born and raised in the South, primarily in Newport News, VA, to an African American father and Korean mother during the post civil rights era. After a youth filled with love, struggle and small triumphs, Sohn set her sights on New York City where she lived for two decades, briefly attending various colleges and eventually marrying and raising two daughters before moving to Baltimore in 2003.In her late teens, So...


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Janice Ferebee

Award-winning Author, Global Female Empowerment Expert, Dorothy B. Ferebee Legacy, & Cancer Survivor, with over 30 years Speaking LIFE to Women & Girls! Recognized by OPRAH & ESSENCE.

Janice Ferebee, MSW, native New Yorker, now living in Washington, DC, passionately “Speaks LIFE,” energizes and inspires audiences in the US and abroad with her special brand of wit, wisdom and humor. As one participant shared, “She is indeed a breath of fresh air. She brilliantly mixes her street knowledge with her wit to successfully empower, educate and inspire.” Janice is an author, coach, consultant, international speaker, global female empo...


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David Arnold

David is a veteran stand up comedian & TV writer who has overcome adversity and addiction to go on to a successful marriage and career.

David A. Arnold         You’re probably asking yourself “Who is David A. Arnold?” Don’t feel bad, David answers that question in his latest self-produced stand up DVD “I’ve Never Heard of You Either!” More and more people became aware of Arnold’s stand up presence when he was selected to perform on the premiere of Russell Simmons’ presents “The Ruckus” on Comedy Central. Also dates with “Shaq’s All Star Comedy Tour” has raised David’s profile as ...


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Aprill Harmon

Social Worker, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Mentor, and Coach.

Aprill Harmon, LCSW, MBA              Aprill is a social worker, entrepreneur, speaker, author, mentor, single mother, and coach. Before reaching her current level of success, Aprill experienced many trials including dysfunctional relationships, financial setbacks, and single motherhood; yet, she has let nothing stop her from pursuing her dreams. She mentors and coaches other women and girls and speaks about overcoming fears of success, reachin...


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