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Stories Of Recovery And Hope: Nathan Boyer

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Nathan Boyer, 48, has been sober for four years.

People in addiction recovery will sometimes talk about a "moment of clarity" that led to their sobriety. For 48-year-old Nathan Boyer, who has been sober a little over four years, that moment came after he fell off a ladder and his wife checked him into rehab. "The way I looked at it, my problem was unique. No one could possibly understand, let alone help. But, as it turns out, I was wrong. There are an awful lot of people who understand exactly what I was going through." 

This story was produced by Matt Pelsor. On Monday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. tune into WFYI for an hour-long special on these stories.