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Daniel Ritchie

Community Liaison
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Daniel is one of Cedar Oaks Community Liaisons.  He was a 5-time Mixed Martial Arts Champion who became addicted to opiate pain medication and eventually Heroin/Fentanyl. Traumatic experiences he had as a young teenager set the stage for destructive behaviors. Daniel also experienced additional trauma during active addiction that kept the thought of recovery unattainable. After multiple overdoses and an attempt on his life, Daniel found Recovery on 11/01/2016. In August of 2019, Daniel became the University of Cincinnati Medical Center's first Peer Recovery Specialist. He worked with over 2,000 patients, utilizing a form a intervention he developed bedside and assisting in creating a level of care specifically tailored for individuals suffering from addiction.

Daniel now shares about his addiction and Recovery openly in hopes that his experience will inspire others to get the help they desperately need and deserve. He is a published writer, co-author, community activist and motivational speaker. He has a 4-year-old daughter and at Cedar Oaks Wellness Center, he continues his mission by helping those in need find treatment.

    Beautiful campus. Management is very caring.

    - D.H.

    We were in a beautiful serene environment where I felt safe and was given such individualized treatment. Everything from therapy, exercise, nutrition, music therapy, excursions to prepare you for the reality of going back home. Also importantly our securit

    - R.R.

    Caring compassionate staff. Beautiful surroundings for your recovery journey!

    - R.H.

    They taught me how to live and enjoy life again. I will forever be grateful to Cedar Oaks for everything they did for me. I couldn’t have done this without them.

    - M.L.

    I felt really welcomed and was surrounded by supportive people. They went out of their way to help me reach my goals. Always had answers to my questions and if they didn't they would give their best answers. The housing was very comfortable and the food wa

    - J.H.

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