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Lonise Bias Substance Abuse Prevention Advocate. Internationally Known Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant

Lonise Bias, Substance Abuse Prevention Advocate

Dr. Lonise Bias shares with us a life story few can match and few would survive mentally intact. And not only survive, but Dr. Bias would come through the other side of her story as a motivational speaker and a shining testimony for the resilience of the human spirit. Dr. Lonise Bias is the mother of superstar Maryland college basketball player Le...    

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Dr. Lonise Bias shares with us a life story few can match and few would survive mentally intact. And not only survive, but Dr. Bias would come through the other side of her story as a motivational speaker and a shining testimony for the resilience of the human spirit.

Dr. Lonise Bias is the mother of superstar Maryland college basketball player Len Bias and his brother Jay Bias. Dr. Bias provides us with a very candid look into the lives of Len and Jay Bias. She talks about many joyful moments with her sons, and a deep personal recollection of the day Len Bias died. And how she would re-live the tragic lost of a child with the death of her son Jay Bias four years later.

We can't begin to put into writing how we at The Rock Newman Show on WHUT are so humbled that Dr. Bias took the time to share with us a glimpse into her life and the lives of her sons, Len Bias and Jay Bias. Few shows effect you personally. Friends have no doubt, this is one of them.

As the result of the deaths of her two sons, Len and Jay Bias, Dr. Bias’s career was launched as a public speaker. Len Bias died due to cocaine intoxication two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics on June 19, 1986 and Jay Bias was murdered in a drive by shooting at a local mall in 1990).

Since that time, she has become a community activist addressing topics dealing with the declining social health within schools, bullying, gangs, and violence. She brings powerful messages of Hope focused on the themes “Turning Lemons to Lemonade”, “Hope Is Not Extinct” and the “Family Matters” within our communities, homes, schools, workplaces, and the streets where we live.

She has delivered keynote addresses to the faith based community, the public and private sector, and national and international conferences, providing prescriptive solutions to remedy the social ills of our day. In addition, Dr. Bias has made many media appearances and is the recipient of numerous awards in honor of her services to communities everywhere.


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"Hope Is Not Extinct"

    "Only The Strong Survive"
    "Breakfast of Champions"
    "The Greatest Love of All"
    "The Family Matters"
    "Establishing and Maintaining Internal and External Support Systems"
    " Managing The Stress Explosion"
    "Employer-Employee Relationships"

The Best is Yet to Come!
Dr. Bias brings a message of hope to inspire and motivate individuals and organizations that provide services for this nation’s greatest natural resource: our youth, our future. She brings an optimistic outlook in reference to the many social challenges youth and families are confronted with today. Dr. Bias believes individuals, agencies and programs that service youth and families have become the new norm, “the new social emergency rooms.” These social emergency rooms have become places of healing for those in need. Change will go forth within our communities because “hope is not extinct” as each one cares for one.

Prevention Works
Our youth are reachable, teachable, lovable and savable. We must change our approach in adapting to their needs. Dr. Bias will speak to the issue of prevention and her perspective on why we are still waging war against many social problems today. There must be a boarder vision for prevention if we are to achieve success working with youth and families. What worked in 2000 won’t work in 2013 or 2014. Parents and those who service youth must use new strategies to empower youth to empower their peers. We must work smarter, not harder, using new solutions to solve old problems. It is time to take our social lemons and make refreshing lemonade!

Suicide and Depression
Life is full of uncertainties and setbacks and unfortunately, many people are overwhelmed and ready to quit on life today. Dr. Bias offers inspirational hope that focuses upon emotional well being and self improvement through her motivational speeches. She believes that hope is not extinct as she shares her survivor messages to deal with the lemons of life. Her presentations on attitude, behavior, thoughts and awareness are the sweeteners to turn lemons into lemonade. Dr. Bias is truly a champion over life’s obstructions as she teaches others to overcome their fears, worries and stressors to enjoy their life again.

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  • Porter Wright
    Dr. Bias, to say that your presentation was outstanding would be an understatement. The evaluations were excellent, and rightfully so. Many thanks for your time and insight.

    Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA)
    Dr. Bias was the perfect speaker for our annual conference. During a time of much change and transition in our field, Dr. Bias motivated our attendees to achieve success even in uncertain times. Her personal experiences with addiction and violence in America reminded us that our work is valuable and that anyone can triumph over adversity. Our attendees left her presentation energized and ready to take on the challenges presented to them.

    Central Virginia Partnership on Youth
    Dr. Bias was wonderful and very well received. Our feedback on her was great and we really enjoyed having her. She is such a nice person, very professional, very motivating and inspirational. She is an amazing woman. Having her was a major home run for us and I had feedback from a couple of people who said that our conference always has the best speakers.

    Indiana Youth Institute
    Dr. Bias was amazing. She was the perfect start to our conference. Her message was on point and well received. She had everyone fired up and ready for the rest of the conference. She was fabulous!! She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to any conference.

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