Bradley V. DeHaven is a Financial Planner in Sacramento California. Brad is a husband and a father of two sons. Brad’s oldest son, Brandon, struggled with prescription drug addiction from his early teens to when he hit bottom at 22 years old. At his arrest for dealing the powerful prescription pain pill Oxycontin, known on the streets as Oxy -synthetic heroin, he was a 6’2” 130 pound junkie with a $1000 a day Oxy habit. Brad was willing to go to great lengths to keep his son out of prison. Defining Moments is the story about what molds us into who we are as parents and how we learn to father and protect our children.
Brad has become a public speaker and prescription drug addiction activist, working on many fronts to slow the path of this epidemic. He is also an advocate for locking up prescription meds, and Rx Drug Safe.
Both of DeHaven's books in one download! In the first, this father chronicles his journey into the world of prescription drug abuse and the life experiences that brought him to go undercover to save his son. In the second, DeHaven brings first hand insight, obtained through over 400 interviews, into what is America’s fastest growing medical epidemic. Forward by Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack.
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, distilled the most potent lessons, and passes them on to his reader. He brings first hand experience to provide insight into what is America’s fastest growing medical epidemic. DeHaven pulls no punches. Foreword by Mary Bono Mack.
The true story, Defining Moments: A Father’s Journey Into His Son’s Addiction, drives readers into an Oxy deal intended to save a young man’s life, walks them through the history of the father who would perpetrate it, climaxes with the disastrous immediate consequences, and ultimately, reveals the healing of an entire family.