Alvin Powell

Alvin Powell is a former NFL offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks. At 6-foot-5, 320-pounds, he was an imposing figure on the football field. Alvin fell pray to the disease of addiction and is now recovered. He has turned his life around and is working helping others quit their habit and to prevent young people from ever starting. He has visited hundreds of high schools, universities, sports associations and corporations. In his visits, he tells his compelling life story of how drugs ruined his NFL career, his life, and brought him to the brink of death. Powell has dedicated the past 10 years to the prevention of drug and substance abuse, as well as helping those in crises who are suffering from the decease of addiction. "Drugs do not care who you are,” he says." They do not discriminate against color, creed, race, size, economic background or even age." Powell notes that his youngest client is 10 years old and his oldest is 63.