Chris is a two-time cross Canada Cyclist, Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker, Founder of Inspire By Example and recovering opioid user.
Chris Cull is a two-time cross Canada Cyclist, Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker, Founder of Inspire By Example and recovering opioid user. Using his experience with Opioid Addiction and stories documented across Canada, Chris has advised numerous institutions and organizations prevention and treatment of substance misuse including the Canadian Minister of Health, the 2017 Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Non Cancer Pain, the Lived Experience and Family Advisory Panel at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Opioid Strategy Action Group at the Central East LHIN, the Municipality of Durham Region’s Opioid Task Force, the National Advisory Council on Prescription Drugs and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
Through pure honesty and passion, Chris describes how losing his father to suicide sent him down a spiral of drug abuse with a 8 year addiction to opioids and shares his story of overcoming trauma and addiction to cycling across Canada twice through developing an unstoppable mindset. Chris’ speaks to how to develop this mindset and the lessons of leadership used to work his way up from active drug user to advising at the highest levels.
Harm Reduction Medical Conference – Keynote Speaker – 2015
John Howard Society – 2015
Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians – 2016
Health Canada – Opioid Conference – 2016
Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians Conference – Keynote Speaker – 2017
University of Calgary – Addiction Day – Keynote Speaker – 2017
Medical University of South Carolina – DART Research Program – Keynote Speaker – 2017
US Embassy Ottawa – Pillars of Change: Opioid Expert Forum – Keynote Speaker – 2018
Western Canada Addiction Forum – 2018
Health Canada – Opioid Symposium – 2018
Pharmacy Technician Society of Alberta Conference – 2018