Robert Stutman, formerly “the most famous narc in America” (New York Magazine), made a 25-year career as one of America’s highest profile DEA Special Agents, five of which he worked undercover. As head of DEA’s largest office in the world, New York, Bob became so visible; Pablo Escobar had at one time targeted him for assassination. He has been featured on numerous national television shows and has been a drug consultant for both CBS and PBS News. He has consulted on several films including Traffic, Training Day, Blow, and American Gangster. His autobiography, “Dead on Delivery” was published by Warner Books and was the basis for the television movie “Mob Justice”. During his career with the DEA, Bob traveled to 73 countries, and met and discussed the drug issue with First Lady Nancy Reagan and two sitting Presidents; George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Bob provides presentations throughout the country annually to corporations, medical & dental professionals, schools and parents. Recent presentations include MD Anderson Cancer Hospital and the Florida Medical Association Opioid Summit as co-keynote speaker with Governor Rick Scott.



For the first time in history, more people died from accidental overdose of prescription drugs than from accidental overdose of illegal drugs. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently announced that virtually as many people die from driving under the influence of drugs as driving under the influence of alcohol. With these overwhelming statistics in mind, can you honestly say that you have the knowledge and are equipped to protect your family, let alone the workplace? Those that are using have no idea what they are taking and have no room for mistakes. Too much and they will kill you! How many of us realize that the drugs killing our children come from our own medicine cabinets? Too often by the time families or companies are receiving the facts about drugs and alcohol they are receiving it as an explanation to a serious incident and even tragedy. The real tragedy is that this is usually preventable. Bob Stutman will bring to the forefront the best research available showing us what we’re up against and how we can empower and protect our families and work environment from, what he believes, to be the greatest health issue in our world today.

The Undeniable Truth about the 21st Century Drug Epidemic and Solutions for Making a Difference
“This program meets the criteria for CME and CE Credits”
Opioids are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Last year alone, deaths from opioids increased 533%! And despite the increase in illicit opioid use and potency of these drugs, deaths related to legal opioid prescriptions remain high. Bob & Judge Jodi will discuss the etiology of this drug epidemic, the paradigm shift in the US and how this epidemic differs from previous generations. Questions answered include: What are the predictors of whether or not a child will use? What prevention actually works? Bob and Judge Jodi provide current, peer reviewed research and real-life stories from the front lines of today’s families to
educate and provide tools to help empower and protect medical professionals, our children, our communities and our workplace against the most devastating drug epidemic in American history.

Welcome to America’s Worst Drug Epidemic

On average, 142 people die from a drug overdose every day in the United States – approximately one person every 10-12 minutes. Compare that to 87 people dying each day due to gun violence. There is an uproar over gun violence, but where is the uproar over drug addiction? In recent years, more young people have died from prescription drug overdose than from heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine combined. Bob Stutman and Jodi Debbrecht Switalski presents the best research, what we’re up against and how we can empower and protect our families and communities.


With only 4% of the world’s population, the United States consumes 60% of the world’s drugs. We see this play out in our teenagers, who have doubled their use of illegal drugs in 13 years, and high school students who describe their schools as “drug-infested.” The U.S. is in the middle of a major medical epidemic and, like most epidemics, it will not cure itself.

Why are kids with an average first-use age of 12-13 using drugs and alcohol? If we were seeing 4,333 people die a month from mesothelioma, instead of per year, there would be a national uproar about asbestos. Today, we are facing a devastating public health problem. The Stutman Switalski Group arms communities with honest, important, and actionable knowledge.

As a former DEA officer, Bob speaks with authority. He knows his stuff, and the students soon realize this. His talk is not a simplistic “just say no” message. Rather, he assumes that many in the audience already have experimented with drugs and encourages them to become more informed about what it is they are putting in their bodies. Bob helps them see that all too often, they don’t really know what it is they are taking or how it will affect them. He mixes hard facts with powerful stories he’s gathered through this work. Students flock to the stage to talk with Bob after each of his presentations. His message empowers them to ask questions and reveal hard truths about themselves. Bob listens to them without judgment and comes armed with information about appropriate referral resources.

Emily Perl, Ph. D.Associate Dean for Student Engagement at Goucher University

Bob Stutman did an absolutely great job of raising the awareness of our student-athletes. His realness coupled with his knowledge and experience was captivating and thought provoking. I can honestly say that his presentation left an indelible impact on myself and most if not all of the student-athletes who were present. Thank you, Bob for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of others

Zerick RollinsLife Skills and Career Coordinator - Texas A&M University Athletic Department