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Peer recovery specialist Dan Obarski at his new desk in the new office of the addiction services nonprofit Sex, Drugs & God, that recently opened in the town of Culpeper. Melissa R. (right) snaps a photo of Kristi P. and Dan Obarski, founder of the local addiction services nonprofit, Sex, Drugs & God, at a recent open house in the new offices on James Madison Highway. A formerly mobile Culpeper nonprofit dedicated to helping people struggling with addiction recently put down brick-and-mortar roots with the opening of its first physical office. Since 2017, the purposefully named Sex, Drugs & God ministry has provided its free peer recovery coaching services out of an old, donated RV, traveling around the five counties to try and equip people with tools to succeed. The nonprofit’s name is supposed to be bold and in your face to grab attention, said Sex, God & Drugs founder and sole practitioner Dan Obarski three years ago in an interview with the Star-Exponent when the nonprofit started. A certified peer recovery specialist with a heart to make a change, he launched the one-man nonprofit after changing his own life following a lifetime of vice and drug use. Obarski’s nonprofit uses regular meetings, accountability reviews and consistent behavioral modeling to teach the necessary skills to transition to life beyond drug addiction. Three years later, Obarski is still at it trying to help people overcome addiction, though the RV hasn’t weathered so well and is in the shop for massive […]