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San Diego, CA

August 11, 2022
4:00 PM


Carlsbad Library 
Schulman Auditorium
1775 Dove Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92011

The Living Undeterred Tour is a nationwide exploration aimed at bringing attention to the mental health and substance use epidemics in our nation. 

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Johnston
Better, Not Bitter: The Living Undeterred Mindset


On October 4, 2016, the trajectory of Jeff’s life changed with one phone call. Prior to that day, Jeff was living the American Dream. He had a great family, was a successful entrepreneur running a financial services firm in Iowa, and was seemingly coasting through life. The morning of October 4, 2016 Jeff received the phone call that is every parent’s worst nightmare. His oldest son, Seth, had died from fentanyl poisoning. He was 23 years old. 

Jeff soon realized that he had two options. He could go down a road of anger and despair and become bitter, or he could use his situation as motivation to become better. And while it was not an easy journey, Jeff chose the road of better. Jeff's resiliency would again be tested in June 2021, when he lost his wife, Prudence, to alcoholism. 

Jeff shares his experience through grief, addiction, and battling with his own mental health and the coping mechanisms he has developed to remain, undeterred.  

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About Confidential Recovery

One in seven Americans will develop a substance use disorder at some point in their lifetime. Most will not be successful at sobriety without ongoing support. Confidential Recovery believes the stigma of addiction and treatment must be removed to help clients along the road to recovery - it's a marathon, not a sprint.


National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – San Diego (NCADD-SD) is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of California. The corporation is organized for the purpose of providing a community resource dedicated to intervention of alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities.

NCADD-SD is considered an affiliate program for community focus and is modeled after the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc (NCADD).

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