BMX pro talks drug addiction with community members

BMX champion Tony Hoffman shared his message of overcoming drug addiction with parents and community members at Salisbury University on Wednesday night.

We’re told Salisbury City Council Vice President Laura Mitchell was instrumental in getting Hoffman to the shore to share his story.

She tells 47 ABC the reason she felt so compelled to include parents and the community in Wednesday’s discussion, is because drug addiction impacts everyone, not just the abuser. She knows this first hand.

Mitchell says, “As a parent of an addicted child, I watched and didn’t really understand what I was seeing. I didn’t recognize some of the signs of how bad it had gotten, and early on not even recognizing the signs.” 

Hoffman will be speaking to students at Wicomico High School on Thursday morning and at Parkside High School in the afternoon.