Psychology Professor & Substance Abuse Counselor | Andrew Assini | TEDxPittsburghStatePrison
Assini described himself as having a great potential until he dropped out of college and bottomed out after years of alcohol and drug abuse. It’s only when Assini found himself in jail, that he began his journey to recovery and, now, fulfilling his desire to help others.
Psychology Professor & Substance Abuse Counselor
After earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Rowen University in Glassboro, N.J., Assini is now an assistant professor of psychology at the college. He also a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, leading yoga and meditation classes at his own wellness center.
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