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Derek G.

Certified Peer Supporter

Accepting New Connections

Hi, my name is Derek. I have struggled with substance abuse, Bipolar Disorder Type 1, ADHD, and suicidal thoughts. I'm here to listen without judgment.

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About Derek Gaddis

Biography

My sobriety date is February 9th, 2013. I am an alcoholic/addict, and I also have ADHD and Bipolar Disorder Type 1. I'm a certified Adult Peer Support Specialist and Mental Health First Aider. After abusing substances for 20+ years, I got clean and sober and have been working with others on recovery since 2014. I am married and have 5 children. Two of my kids have learning disabilities, anxiety and other emotional behavioral challenges.

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My Recovery Story

Recovery was a multi-faceted thing for me. First I got clean and sober, and then I had to address all of the root issues that had led to my substance abuse. Being diagnosed with BiPolar Disorder Type 1 and making my mental health a priority had definitely been important in helping me to be clean and sober for more than 10 years now. I can enjoy my life and family like I never could in my past.

My Motivation To Help

I owe my sobriety and mental health to others who have helped me through the years. I love to give back and have been working in the substance abuse and mental health field for more than 10 years now. Helping others helps me.

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Upcoming meetings

Wednesday, May 22
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