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Toren Volkmann

Advocate for alcohol awareness issues, reducing stigmas of addiction, and addressing the need for more recovery

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 Toren Volkmann Biography

At the end of high school, Toren Volkmann described himself as an academic, an athlete and an artist, destined for a venerable college experience. Like most first year students, Toren flirted with using alcohol to fit into the new social fabric of college life.

In a matter of months, alcohol quickly became a new priority for him and then turned into a dangerous addiction. By the end of college, he became a full-blown alcoholic at the age of 23.

Most students are highly aware of two realities when entering college: that they are in for a great new experience, and that there is a campus culture of alcoholaround athletic events, in many student organizations or just hanging with friends. Most students will drink. Some dont. Some will make wise choices and avoid negative consequences. Much of it will depend on the environments in which they spend time and the people with whom they become friends. For those who need alcohol to thrive in social settings, and for those who choose to associate with other risk-takers, their use of alcohol has the potential to set them on a path, intended to or not, where goals, personal health, friendships and families are nearly destroyed.

Toren could not admit he had an issue with drinking, despite many problems he faced on campus, including being kicked out of the dorms, fighting, public intoxication and numerous run-ins with the police. In fact, he loved the lifestyle he was living, often drinking until he blacked out and being proud he could surround himself with piles of empties. He maintained the goal of graduating from college, and once he did that, he believed his life and habits would change as soon as he entered a new environment and socialized with different people.

His world finally came crashing down during a stint in the Peace Corps in South America, where he found himself relying heavily on alcohol to fit into his new surroundings and new social peers. Alcohol had become both a social and a physical addiction. Knowing his life was on a dangerous trajectory, Toren was flown back to the U.S. under emergency circumstances, underwent detox for a month and checked into a rehab for half a year to confront his addiction. It was also the first time he admitted to his parents he had problem.

Now sober eight years, Toren wrote a book with his mother titled From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Deal with Teen Drinking, chronicling not only his reckless life as young alcoholic but how he and his mother also completely denied the presence of his disease. His campus keynote is more than a personal cautionary tale. He implores students to question their use of alcohol, the amount they consume and with whom they are drinking. Backed with sound educational research about the strong negative impact of alcohol on the developing young brain and the role of genetics in alcoholism, Torens keynote is an insightful alcohol program that will encourage students to seriously consider how their behavior surrounding alcohol can transform from fun weekend partying to a full-blown addiction.

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Toren Volkmann

Advocate for alcohol awareness issues, reducing stigmas of addiction, and addressing the need for more recovery

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Toren Volkmann Biography

At the end of high school, Toren Volkmann described himself as an academic, an athlete and an artist, destined for a venerable college experience. Like most first year students, Toren flirted with using alcohol to fit into the new social fabric of college life.

In a matter of months, alcohol quickly became a new priority for him and then turned into a dangerous addiction. By the end of college, he became a full-blown alcoholic at the age of 23.

Most students are highly aware of two realities when entering college: that they are in for a great new experience, and that there is a campus culture of alcoholaround athletic events, in many student organizations or just hanging with friends. Most students will drink. Some dont. Some will make wise choices and avoid negative consequences. Much of it will depend on the environments in which they spend time and the people with whom they become friends. For those who need alcohol to thrive in social settings, and for those who choose to associate with other risk-takers, their use of alcohol has the potential to set them on a path, intended to or not, where goals, personal health, friendships and families are nearly destroyed.

Toren could not admit he had an issue with drinking, despite many problems he faced on campus, including being kicked out of the dorms, fighting, public intoxication and numerous run-ins with the police. In fact, he loved the lifestyle he was living, often drinking until he blacked out and being proud he could surround himself with piles of empties. He maintained the goal of graduating from college, and once he did that, he believed his life and habits would change as soon as he entered a new environment and socialized with different people.

His world finally came crashing down during a stint in the Peace Corps in South America, where he found himself relying heavily on alcohol to fit into his new surroundings and new social peers. Alcohol had become both a social and a physical addiction. Knowing his life was on a dangerous trajectory, Toren was flown back to the U.S. under emergency circumstances, underwent detox for a month and checked into a rehab for half a year to confront his addiction. It was also the first time he admitted to his parents he had problem.

Now sober eight years, Toren wrote a book with his mother titled From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Deal with Teen Drinking, chronicling not only his reckless life as young alcoholic but how he and his mother also completely denied the presence of his disease. His campus keynote is more than a personal cautionary tale. He implores students to question their use of alcohol, the amount they consume and with whom they are drinking. Backed with sound educational research about the strong negative impact of alcohol on the developing young brain and the role of genetics in alcoholism, Torens keynote is an insightful alcohol program that will encourage students to seriously consider how their behavior surrounding alcohol can transform from fun weekend partying to a full-blown addiction.

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  • How to book Toren Volkmann?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Toren Volkmann for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Toren Volkmann, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Toren Volkmann or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Toren Volkmann?

    Booking fees for Toren Volkmann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Toren Volkmann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Toren Volkmann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Toren Volkmann for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Toren Volkmann for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Toren Volkmann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Toren Volkmann or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Toren Volkmann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Toren Volkmann for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Toren Volkmann generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steve Ford, Chris Herren, Mike Dilbeck, Ethan Zohn and Charlie Engle. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Toren Volkmann for an upcoming event.

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