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Darryl Hagar




 
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Are you hiding a life-threatening addiction that puts your health, job, family, grade average or relationship at risk? Is that addiction holding you back from reaching your full potential? If you need a lifeline to pull you or a friend, co-worker or family member up from the depths of addiction, then our next guest has the powerful talk for you. The author of The Man Overboard: How a Merchant Marine Officer Survived the Raging Storm of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Darryl Hagar knows what it's like to be trapped in addictions that hijack your life and prevent you from achieving your personal and professional dreams. A skilled ship's navigator, Darryl spent 20 years on the high seas working harder and longer than most of his shipmates, but his addictions cost him the rank of Captain.

Darryl Hagar is the author of The Man Overboard, his memoirs from a 25 year battle with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as a series of Graphic Novels based on his exploits while suffering through addiction. Each of his stories provide a vivid and dramatic account of his battle with drugs and alcohol, and the inspirational story of his recovery. With every page, you come face-to-face with the gripping details of a live filled with tragedy, reborn into hope, meaning and purpose.

Darryl Hagar grew up in mid coast Maine with his mother, father, three brothers, and sister.

He is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy spending four years of rigorous training and education, earning a Bachelor of Nautical Science degree. Additionally, he holds a United States Coast Guard Chief Mate License, unlimited tonnage, any oceans.

As an active drug addict and alcoholic, Darryl sailed for big oil corporations for 20 years, carrying millions of barrels of petroleum around the world. In May 2005, Darryl finally left the industry and got sober. Now Darryl works with individuals, groups and organizations to increase addiction awareness, but more importantly, provide real hope and help toward recovery for those suffering with addiction. His raw and shocking message resonates with his audience, inspiring hope, courage and triumph.

Darryl currently resides in Portland, Maine raising his ten year old son and travels to colleges, jails, prisons, and other large groups throughout the country, speaking about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. He has shared his message of empowerment and responsibility with hundreds of groups, and with the release of his book, The Man Overboard, Darryl hopes to reach even more people in crisis and help them on their voyage to sobriety.


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