Bryan Kennedy is one of them.
He struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for years, but now he’s now eight years sober and helping other men follow in his footsteps.
Kennedy has just opened his sixth sober living home. Independence Lodge helps men get back on their feet and stay off drugs after leaving rehab.
“They start in a room with a couple of guys, constant accountability, constant interaction with other guys,” he said.
It’s a part of a recovery process that Bryan knows is vital.
“I didn’t think I would make it this far. I thought I would probably die at some point from my disease,” he said.