Scholar Category: Addiction and Substance Abuse

William Trevizo

Major: Music Performance

Project: I don’t have a very specific goal. But with this opportunity I have been given, I will be more than grateful to be able to help somebody in need in any way possible.

Inspiration: I have seen how life-draining it can be to deal with an addiction and how much it affects not only the person but their peers.

Future Goals: Make someone feel like they’re supported like they have someone they can lean on when the world feels empty around them.

Tyler “Nikki” Beavers

Major: Social Work

Project: I would like to maintain and expand my non-profit, JWB Recovery, which provides free support, treatment, and field trips for anyone struggling with addiction as well as their friends and family.

Inspiration: I have lost two uncles to addiction and have several other family members who have struggled.

Future Goals: I hope to educate the community and work to de-stigmatize addiction while providing accessible, successful treatment options.

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