BILLERICA, Mass. – Wicked Sober founder Mike Duggan visited the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction December 14 as part of the new Monday Moments Speaker Series.
Duggan discussed his own battle with addiction with approximately 60 inmates as part of Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s new speaker series. The series, launched in October, is designed to provide inmates battling addiction an opportunity to hear from community members about the effects of substance abuse on families, careers and communities.
In addition to discussing his personal journey, Duggan also discussed the work and mission of Wicked Sober, which he founded to help others navigate the “process of achieving recovery.” Duggan is one of several Massachusetts residents in recovery highlighted in the Commonwealth’s State Without StigMA campaign.
“Choices in life can lead to consequences but consequences can lead to change,” said Duggan. “Learning from past mistakes and overcoming addictions can truly define our character when used as a tool to becoming a better person; a tool for success.”
“Mike’s experience is a powerful one and his story connected with many of those he spoke with at the House of Correction,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “I want to thank him not only for participating in the Monday Moments Speaker Series, but also for all the work he is doing to help others on the road to recovery.”