John is an advocate, leader, and someone who has lived a life of recovery since 2012. Reflecting on his past he has an understanding that to have an addiction is to be consumed by a strong force that you must battle with every day. John is unconditionally committed to God and his own recovery, as well as the recovery of men and women that turn to him for help. He relates to and identifies the challenges of recovery. John exemplifies the philosophy that recovery must be practiced as a new way of life.