Education for the Unexpected

Addiction & Excess Awareness

Bradley V. DeHaven

is the Author of two books regarding prescription drug abuse and addiction.  Brad is a public Speaker and an Advocate for education, awareness and reform of the opioid epidemic and addictive behavior.  His family’s darkest moments lead to a passion to help others better understand addiction, and how innocently it can begin.

In addition to Brad’s two books; Defining Moments and The Addict Among Us, Brad has written many articles for recovery publications and has been interviewed on; ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, and Huff Post as well as in print and radio.  Brad and his family have also appeared in two related documentaries; Behind the Orange Curtain and Pain Killers. Brad has talked with hundreds of parents and addicts through his advocacy and as the former Host of the radio program; Afflicted by Addiction.  Brad’s son celebrated 10 years clean from drug addiction which began as a young teen with a prescription for a broken arm, nearly costing him his life.

Brad has been married for 35 years to Lisa, who he met in High School.  Together they have two sons, Brandon and Bryce, and a daughter-in-law, Kayla and a grandson, Beau.

Books and Media

Pain Killers Documentary

In one year, they’ve claimed the lives of more than 16,000 people in the United States. They’ve stolen identities, broken families, and led to life changing addictions.

The Addict Among US

A father turned prescription-drug-abuse activist, Bradley V. DeHaven, has interviewed over 400 people whose lives have been turned upside down by drug addiction.

Defining Moments

The book is a true story about a father’s blind devotion to his Oxy addicted son, chronicling the author's venture into the dangerous world of prescription drug dealers.

Behind The Orange Curtain

Behind the Orange Curtain is a documentary that delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in one of the most affluent counties in the country.

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In The News

Oxy WatchDog

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Public Speaking

Brad speaks with parents and students about addiction.

News Review

Brad DeHaven calls it “our family’s dirty little secret.” By age 17, his oldest son was selling and developing an addiction to the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin.

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Drug Treament Centers

Behind the Orange Curtain is a documentary that delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in one of the most affluent counties in the country.

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Speaking at the Capitol Sacramento at the ENOUGH Rally

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Centaurus National Conference, Keynote address,

Boston Park Plaza 08/07/2019

Affliction by Addiction podcast

Our guests include parent activists and treatment professionals from all across the US and politicians who are active with Rx reform. These people have almost all lost a child to addiction and have huge lists of followers who share the same fate.

I am a father who has been on the front lines of addiction as opposed to a doctor with a degree in addiction and a 2 year old. Parents in the throes of addiction need to know they are not alone and parents of younger children need to understand that addiction can happen to anyone. Not one of the parents who lost a child to addiction every thought their child would become an addict. Not one addict ever thought they would become addicted.

The road to addiction is clear when you look back and I will share the wisdom of those who have traveled this road to help other avoid the Hell of addiction.

Brad is honored and pleased to be an Alliance member of Know More About Drugs, Founded by Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson.  Nancy founded KMAD to help parents get a clear understanding of the prescription drugs we are prescribed by assuring that all patients are provided the FDA-approved Medication Guides.

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