No Matter What | Josh Horton | TEDxUniversityofMississippi

Ten units of energy yields just one unit of results. This is critical to personal momentum in addiction recovery and criminal justice. It’s time to stop addressing addiction as a stigmatized moral failure, and start re-integrating those who have been pushed to the fringes of society. From inmate to advocate, Horton’s journey from a substance abuser with a criminal rap sheet to a Magna Cum Laude J.D. influences his passion to advocate for restorative communities and legal processes for recovering addicts nationwide. Josh has experience within the criminal justice system and in long term recovery. Josh just completed his J.D. from The University of Mississippi School of Law. He is the current Executive Director and Founder, Southern Recovery Advocacy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at