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“As a teacher, I was happy to invite him back to Wilson High School to speak to our students about his journey. The kids quickly learned that no one tells a story quite like the Z-Man. They were riveted by his story, and really appreciated his honest, eye-opening, no BS approach.”
Brad Rudy | Long Beach Wilson High School


Todd Zalkins is one of the top substance abuse and motivational speakers in the United States.

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Todd is a certified drug & alcohol counselor (CDAC) and interventionist.  He’s a regular guest speaker for drug and alcohol treatment facilities, educational institutions, businesses organizations and community events nationwide.  For seventeen years Todd lived in the thralls of prescription pain killer addiction.  In 2009, he published his memoir “Dying for Triplicate” – the book has sold over 50,000 copies and has helped thousands of people find addiction treatment worldwide.  In 2017, he was the subject of the feature length documentary film “The Long Way Back: The Story of Todd “Z-Man” Zalkins.  The film chronicles his brutal opioid addiction and documents his miraculous recovery.  Through Todd’s authentic and heartfelt speaking style, he’s able to connect with a wide array audiences.  He has inspired thousands
of people worldwide.


Private and Government Organizations / Business Enterprises

Todd was a successful business insurance broker and ran his own agency for many years. During that time he was also a highly functioning drug addict. Often times, the drug addict themselves are completely unaware of how sick they really are, and become masters of manipulating & lying to others (especially themselves). They are trapped in a world of self-delusion, not being able to differentiate the true from false. As a motivational speaker, Todd’s story is not only relatable to the business professional, but inspires anyone who is active in the disease of addiction to make changes in their lives.

Educational Institutions

Is your campus looking to bring an unforgettable presentation to your middle school,
high school, or college students?
Are you having a drug awareness event, preparing students for testing, or just want kids
to understand how important good choices are?
Then Todd is your man.
Todd’s modern style allows youth to relate to him, while his authentic delivery and unique ability to turn his personal story into a multitude of messages make him a great fit for any presentation.

“In attendance were over 210 people recovering from the disease of addiction. Mr. Zalkins shared his story and what happened in that room was transformational. Listening to Todd’s testimony was one of sadness and triumph. I was very impressed with his ability to captivate and inspire the audience. Todd’s compassion and dedication to helping others who struggle with addiction leaves a lasting impression upon me and the many people he has had the opportunity to work with. I am extremely grateful to be able to work alongside such an inspiring human being.”
  Tori DeGroote, CATC-III | Program Director | Turning Point Treatment Center

To book Todd for a speaking engagement contact:
Mike Meeker
(800) 916-7135