Aaron Blankenship

Looking at life and where I came from, I would have never dreamed I would be where I am at or going where I’m going.  I came from a rural area in WV and my family were all military vets and law enforcement with a doctor and an EMS teacher.  I myself joined the Army but addiction took all hope of having the life that my family had exemplified for me or so I thought.  After many years with SUD I had found myself broken and alone with no hope and no will to live.  I entered  recovery while incarcerated through a program called KARIOS.  I had some ups and downs but now looking back I realize that those times were what made me who I am today.  I work now as a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist at a college that I currently attend to finish up a degree I started on many years ago.  I have a wife and son that live at home with me now and a life I wouldn’t trade for the world.  My life is finally on the right track.  I help to minister to people here at our local church and bring hope to all those that may have lost it along the way.  I am living proof that recovery is possible for all.

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