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Anthony Alvarado

Travels from Wisconsin

Anthony has a unique perspective on how to connect with youth. Book him to learn more about relevant prevention strategies and new thought leadership in reaching students.

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Rise and Grind Radio Show with Anthony


As a person in long-term recovery, Anthony has a strong desire to change the conversation around addiction and in turn - change the world we live in today. He is the President and Co-Founder of Rise Together, a grassroots organization helping to lead a movement of young people to stand up and speak out on the issues they care most about. Anthony and his organization aim to break the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs, and alcohol. 

Rise Together's mission is rapidly spanning the United States. Since September 2013, Anthony has personally traveled over 200,000 miles, taken the stage over 400 times with his team, and educated over 125,000 young adults on addiction and mental health.

Anthony is a passionate communicator who aims to serve his community.  This dedication has encouraged thousands of young adults to share their stories, reach out for help, and talk about the issues plaguing their generation. 

Anthony's work has been recognized by the National Safety Council as well as by the White Hous Office of the National Drug Control Policy.  His collaborative work has gone on to befeatured in over 00 news media storie where they are cited for their good service by the ederal Bureau of Investigatio, U.S. senators, legislators, teachers, and thousands of students across the nation.

Anthony speaks on many different topics but often addresses the need for new creative & innovative solutions that will educate, engage, and empower the young people of today. He shares successful strategies with prevention agencies and school administrators. He has spoken at national conferences as well as state mental health and school conferences. Anthony has founded Rise & Grind Recovery Radio, where he welcomes guests to engage in conversation around recovery from all over the world. 

He is a loving father, son, brother, and friend and spends his free time connecting and conversing with others.


Trust your struggle.
— Anthony Alvarado