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'Recovery isn't easy, but no matter how bad it gets or what you have done, there's still hope' - DJ on overcoming drug addiction

DJ was at rock bottom but mental health charity helped him get back on track

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DJ Paul McArdle

DJ Paul McArdle

DJ Paul McArdle with family

DJ Paul McArdle with family

DJ Paul McArdle

DJ Paul McArdle

DJ Paul McArdle

SEEING Co Down DJ Paul McArdle brightening lockdown for locals with his impromptu music sessions in the street, you would never guess the personal pain he battled for many years.

A drug addict who reached rock bottom and wanted to take his own life, Paul has been in recovery for the past 16 months.

Married to Meabh (35), a solicitor, and dad to Ella (5) and Cara (3), he is using lockdown to inspire others with his story, fundraising for mental health and bringing a little joy with his music.