Turning Pain into Purpose with Michael Fiore

    Jun 6, 2023

    Today, recreational drug use poses a threat that was unimaginable twenty years ago.  In this episode, we are joined by Michael Fiore, a man who has survived the depths of addiction to find purpose in helping others.  Now Fiore aims to inspire others to stay clean from drugs through the organization - Voices of Awareness and Facing Fentanyl.  His story is about finding a way through the darkness of addiction and into the light of recovery.  

    Join us as we discuss:

    • Breaking the generational cycle of addiction
    • Helping addicts recover through lived experiences
    • Fentanyl as a weapon on mass destruction 



    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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