Addiction & Recovery

Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence

Asians are collectivist people by nature and consequently the shame of disgracing their families and ancestors lead many to “suffer in silence” with their various addictions.  Whether it’s gambling, sex, food, or booze, Sam traces the roots of the Asian addictions to the cultural values of shame and honor.

Spoken not Broken: Healing through Poetry

This performance-based presentation is a blend of Spoken Word poetry, story-telling, and therapeutic insights to give audiences a message of inspiration and connection in their recovery.  Poems touch on themes of addictions, shame, and ultimately hope of a better tomorrow.  This presentation can also be extended to allow participants to create their own poetry for healing.

Christians & Compulsive Sexual Behaviors: The Sexual and Spiritual Struggle

Being a Christian doesn't make one immune to porn/sex addiction.  How can the church help those trapped in sexual bondage?  What can Christians do to release the shame among those struggling in this area?  This message is geared towards any church or Christian ministry looking for an uplifting and encouraging presentation to help strengthen marriages, relationships, and accountability.  In addition, group questions and practical tools are discussed specific to your community's needs.

Your Kid's Brain on Porn: The Naked Truth

In this presentation, Sam shares the clinical, medical, and relational impact of pornography addiction on adolescent development and beyond.  Everything from brain development, sexual health, and porn's impact on relationships is explored in this enlightening and educational presentation.  

Passport to Pain: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict

Sam grew up caught between two cultures as a first generation immigrant to the United States.  Consequently cultural shame, challenges of assimilation, and other hurdles to make sense of his identity played a significant role in planting seeds of addiction in his own life.  Yet, Sam's own journey of  recovery can give audiences a new understanding of hope, perseverance, and the courage to live an authentic life.