Jonah Sharkey, CPSS, M.Ed. has been in recovery for nearly half of his life. Early childhood trauma and mental health challenges led Jonah to substance use and an early bottom led him to sobriety at 17. After 13 years of sobriety, chronic pain and related depression and anxiety led to a costly relapse.
Since 2012 Jonah has focused on sustainable recovery, training and working as a Peer Support Specialist, while learning to manage his chronic pain and mental health challenges. These combined efforts have enabled Jonah to achieve his lifetime goal of completing both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Instructional Design. Jonah now works as a Recovery Educator and Instructional Designer for RI International.