Former BMX Olympian Shares His Journey Through Substance Abuse


By Drew Terhall

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Tony Hoffman is the exception to the rule when it comes to breaking the cycle of addiction.

In a Bowling Green talk on Tuesday, the former BMX professional and Olympian said that many don’t have a place to go after prison or a treatment center. The stigma around addiction makes it hard for former addicts to get back into society.

“We’re up against people that think we are junkies and we belong in prisons and jails removed from society so no one has to deal with us because we will never be a part of society,” he said.

Hoffman is 14 years sober and has been going to therapy here to continue reading