Gregg Champion | From Dealing Drugs, Jailtime and Addict to Sobriety, Entrepreneur, TedX Speaker, Family Man, and Founder of StartUp Recovery
Gregg Champion is living up to his last name. Champion by definition is a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, especially in sports. However, Gregg lives by the second definition, a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else. His cause is sobriety and supporting those who seek personal growth and prosperity.
Gregg’s story starts normal enough until at the age of 4 and a half his father was killed in a drunk-on-drunk car crash. Causing extreme mental, emotional, and financial stress upon his mother, Gregg still maintained good grades and excelled in sports. Sadly Gregg was sexually abused, around 8 years old. This led Gregg to feel shame and guilt, eventually bullying others to hide his scars.
At the age of 10, Greggs mother remarried a World War 2 veteran. His stepfather was in 13 years in recovery. However, Gregg started using and abusing substances at the age of 13. Gregg would eventually go on to abusing alcohol and drugs along with becoming a drug dealer himself. After multiple DUI’s and arrests, Gregg was facing serious jail time. Under the encouragement of his mom, Gregg attended church, followed by confession. By the grace of a higher power, the priest he confessed to, was his stepfather's first Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor. Now a true champion for sobriety and substance abuse prevention, this is Gregg Champion in his own words on Knockin’ Doorz Down.
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