Public speaking is one of the top fears for most people, but Sam has identified one greater. One that almost cost him his life and his freedom. So what is the dirty word that he and so many others are afraid of? You’re afraid of it, yet it might save your life! Sam Anthony Lucania is a person in long term recovery from substance use disorder, who uses his personal experiences with drugs, alcohol, depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior and recovery to educate and motivate others.