About Chris Cull
Chris Cull is a filmmaker and the founder of Inspire by Example as well as a recovering opioid addict. In 2014 he bicycled across Canada, from Victoria, BC, to St. John’s, Newfoundland raising awareness about prescription drug abuse. He filmed his journey, and interviewed local community leaders, patients, and people in recovery along the way. In 2016 he bicycled across Canada a second time to raise awareness about the opioid crises and also to show others that are in the position that he once was that recovery is possible.
Chris is a internationally recognized public speaker and has advised numerous institutions and organizations on issues around prevention and treatment of drug abuse, including the Canadian Minister of Health, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, the National Advisory Council on Prescription Drugs and was a voting panel member for the 2017 Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Non Cancer Pain.
Founder – Inspire By Example
Chris is a two-time cross Canada Cyclist, Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker, Founder of Inspire By Example and recovering opioid user.
Using his experience with Opioid Addiction and stories documented in his film, Chris has advised numerous institutions and organizations prevention and treatment of substance misuse including the Canadian Minister of Health, the 2017 Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Non Cancer Pain, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the National Advisory Council on Prescription Drugs and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
Through pure honesty and passion, Chris describes how losing his father to suicide sent him down a spiral of drug abuse with a 8 year addiction to opioids and shares his story of overcoming trauma and addiction to cycling across Canada twice through developing an unstoppable mindset. Chris’ speaks to how to develop this mindset and the lessons of leadership used to work his way up from active drug user to advising at the highest levels.
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