LIVING SMART

Program Details
Air Time: 
02/07/2015 - 12:30pm - 12:59pm
Program Title: 
OVERCOME ADDICTION
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.houstonpbs.org/livingsmart
PSIP Description: 
Derek Steele's book "Addict at 10" details his triumph over long-term drug and alcohol addiction.
Long Description: 
Guest: Derek Steele, Author "Addict at 10". Derek Steele is an author, public speaker, retired business owner and recovered drug addict. Steele is the author of the book "Addict at 10", which details his triumph over long-term drug and alcohol addiction. Steele suffered abuse and neglect during his childhood, and turned to drugs and alcohol at a very young age. Before long, he was addicted, and spent much of his life in and out of debt and jail. During what Steele calls, "a moment of clarity," he realized the ramifications of his actions and checked himself into rehab at the age of 20. Steele became a self-made millionaire by age 35, and now spends his time giving motivational speeches in an effort to raise awareness about addiction. On Living Smart, Derek Steele will share his story of overcoming his addiction and how he uses his past to teach healthy habits and lifestyles to the youth of America.