Alvin Powell’s Journey
Alvin’s superior athletic ability brought this 6 ft 5 in, 320-lb figure to the National Football League (NFL), playing for the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins as an offensive lineman. Despite his professional success, his body and mind fell prey to the disease of addiction.
By 1988, he was a “full blown crack cocaine addict,” drinking and smoking pot as well. At his worst he was living in a church, spending his time “looking for deals to get money to buy cocaine.” He was an embarrassment to his friends and family. “I couldn’t die quick enough” he says.
Knocking on death’s door, the father of three turned his life around. He has dedicated his life to helping others break through the crises brought on by the shackles of addiction and to preventing youth and others from ever walking the destructive path of drugs and substance abuse.
Alvin generously shares his compelling and unedited life story of how drugs ruined his NFL career, profoundly affected his family, and almost took his life.