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A contractor builds a recovery community Darrell K. Robinson, and his accomplishments as founder and CEO of Philadelphia-based Everything Must Change, are living testimony to the power of faith. Robinson credits his relationship with God for his recovery from addiction – the foundation for building a community of recovery.

Robinson founded Everything Must Change about 18 years ago. But the backstory dates back much farther than that. Like many people, Robinson started as a teenage, recreational drug user, smoking pot and drinking. He completed vocational school as a welder, helped build submarines for General Dynamics, and then became a steamtter in Washington, D.C. After he was introduced to freebasing cocaine, “my life took off in another direction, it became unmanageable.” Starting in the mid-'80s, he made several tries at sobriety and recovery, but eventually relapsed, each time. A Baltimore native, Robinson moved to Philadelphia in the late '90s to go into treatment for addiction to crack.

“MY LIFE TOOK OFF IN ANOTHER DIRECTION; IT BECAME UNMANAGEABLE.”

- Darrell Robinson, CEO, Everything Must Change

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