Ryan was raised in Hudson, NH by a wonderful family.
No one would have suspected that Substance Abuse Disorder would shape his life. All activities, hobbies, and life ambitions had fell victim to Ryan’s struggle with SUD. Later he found himself in many addiction treatment centers over the years trying to achieve lasting sobriety.
Finally, in March of 2008, the message of addiction recovery stuck with him. From that point, he has dedicated his life to helping other people. His goal is to help them find the freedom and happiness they seek through recovery from drug and alcohol addiction that he has found. Ryan believes completely in treating SUD by treating the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Since then Ryan has maintained and remained extremely active in his personal Recovery from addiction. He has also gone back to school for Criminal Justice at Great Bay Community College after only having a 6th-grade education. His dream was to go back into the correctional facilities and develop models for rehabilitation. Helping the people who are incarcerated for SUD related issues get the appropriate help they need.
While in school, Ryan took a job in SUD Treatment and fell in love with the work. Ryan started off by landing a role as a Case Manager at the addiction treatment provider. He then fell into a Facility Operations Manager role where he worked his way into the Chief Operating Officer. Ryan also has experience being the Director of Admissions and Marketing where he established and maintained both local and national relationships with other Substance Abuse Treatment Providers.
In October 2015, Ryan founded Live Free Structured Sober Living in New Hampshire which provided highly structured supports and high levels of accountability for highly motivated residents. After seeing a need to have a higher level of care through the many deaths around New England. Ryan partnered with some like-minded folks and opened New England Recovery and Wellness in December of 2016. Later, in 2017 Ryan opened Live Free Structured Sober Living for Women in New Hampshire. A beautiful women’s house that really raises the bar for affordable sober living but creating a stunning environment for women to recover. In 2019 Live Free Structured Sober Living added 24 beds facility in Keene, NH. Live Free Structured Sober Living in Keene, NH has been created to be the most affordable Extended Care Sober Living in the State of New Hampshire.
Ryan’s goal to add 70-80 low cost, high-quality Sober Living beds across the state is more than halfway complete. Stay tuned as the journey continues.