Bruce Strazza, a Christian musician and recovery advocate from Easton is set to speak this month to local students as part of Talbot Goes Purple.
Students at both Easton and St. Michaels middle and high schools, Saints Peter and Paul and the Country School will hear Strazza’s personal story of substance abuse and recovery, at separate events this month in the schools. In addition, Strazza has tapped his expansive network of people in recovery for various speaking engagements with local sports teams during practices.
Strazza found his way to recovery in 1997 after losing his older brother Mark to an overdose.
He spent many years in recovery, then fell into the darkness of addiction once again. He made a move from Long Island, New York in 2013 to Easton and found recovery again. Since then Strazza has remained clean and made it his mission to not only help himself but others that are seeking recovery.
Strazza has served on the Mid-Shore opioid task force and has twice spoken for the Lt. Governor of Maryland. He also serves as an active member with Talbot Goes Purple and a resource for Sheriff Joe Gamble. Many who know Strazza have heard him say, “ yes is my answer — how can I help?”
Strazza is a worship leader at Christ Church Easton, a member of a 12-step recovery group, and motivational speaker. He is a husband to an amazing wife and step-father to an amazing 9-year-old son.