What Clients Are Saying
....A powerful message for sure. I definitely recommend you bring Mr. Lucania to your student body to have him share that message....it's a message of confidence in the face of adversity.
Dr. John Brewer - Principal Dominion High School
Thank you very much for sharing your story with our social work students. Your work in educating communities and helping professionals on the disease of addiction and the process of recovery, is an important and timely contribution.
Professor Holly Matto - George Mason University
Sam is an honest, engaging, and relatable speaker. He shares why he began using drugs and alcohol as a teen, where his addiction led him, his journey to recovery, and where he is today; grateful and sober. Sam’s story is inspiring, helps to break down the stigma surrounding addiction, and encourages those suffering to seek help. I look forward to collaborating with Sam to reach more youth.
Jennifer Wall LPC - Supervisor, Student Assistance Services LCPS
Sam’s presentation about his life and his mess that he is turning into a positive message is a must see for anyone! His presentation to the students at Briar Woods was phenomenal. You could hear a pin drop in the auditorium as the students were completely engaged while listening to Sam tell his story of addiction that began as a depressed teen and his day-to-day continuing recovery. His message to these kids is that they aren’t alone and encouraged them to ask for HELP if they are feeling anxious or depressed to avoid the pitfalls of drug and alcohol addiction or worse. He then went to great lengths to make sure every public and anonymous (via text) question he received was answered, and there were many. You would be surprised at what is on the hearts of these kids about this topic. If you have the chance to hear him speak, GO! If you have the chance to have him speak at your school, don’t miss it! Sam poured his heart into our school and our students, and he will do the same for yours. As trite as it sounds, his message could be life-saving.
Debbie Norberg - Briar Woods HS - PTSO President
Sam is a gifted and passionate speaker who has humbly taken his mess and turned it into his message, spreading the restoring hope of God. He exudes love and acceptance and his story and desire to help others will inspire a generation to live clean, fully and connected to what really matters in life.
Trish Blackwell - Author, Confidence Coach, and Podcast Host