Frank Rodriguez is a remarkable advocate who has emerged as a beacon of hope and change in the face of adversity. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Frank’s journey has taken him to the heart of Kensington, Philadelphia, a community deeply impacted by the opioid crisis.
A significant chapter of Frank’s life involved serving a 17-year prison sentence, but what makes his story truly inspiring is the transformative path he has chosen since then. In “Hell Has an Exit” Episode 140, Frank sheds light on the profound challenges of addiction, drug-related violence, and poverty in Kensington, emphasizing the urgent need for support and change in the community.
Frank’s personal journey through addiction and recovery has imbued him with a deep sense of empathy and compassion for individuals facing similar struggles. His experiences have fueled his unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by addiction and homelessness.
Notably, Frank is unafraid to leverage the power of social media to share stories of addiction and recovery. He recognizes the potential to reconnect families with their missing loved ones and raise critical awareness about the opioid crisis.
Additionally, Frank has brought attention to the pressing issues of violence and crime in Kensington, underscoring the importance of community support and intervention.
Motivated by personal experiences, including the recent loss of his sister to a fentanyl overdose, Frank’s determination to create a better future for others shines through in his advocacy work.
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Hell Has an Exit Podcast is a display of resilience of the human spirit. Our host Teddy Tarantino was addicted at the age of 14. Lost and suicidal he found his own exit in hell by getting clean at 17 and involvement in a 12 step program. Since then Teddy has dedicated much of his life helping other addicts find the Exit. On this show Teddy interviews individuals who have fought similar battles- emotionally raw, vulnerable and uncut.