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.