Tom Farley, brother of the late actor Chris Farley, is an author and national speaker on substance abuse prevention. Tom chronicles his lifelong journey with Chris, touching on lessons learned and his own struggles with addiction. He speaks about his brother’s addiction and the effects it had on their family, and specifically, himself. He talks about how we all play roles as first responders to our loved ones suffering addiction and mental health concerns. Tom discusses his own path in recovery, his work as an advocate for those with substance use disorders and relates stories about the pandemic, touching on its effects on so many substance use disorder survivors; focused on how we can find healing and connection in the midst of fear and tragedy. Using humor, the family gift, Tom approaches these difficult topics with compassion, generosity, and aplomb.
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