Eric has completed training to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist is someone who has lived experience with mental illness and/or substance use and uses their experience to help others with their recovery. Eric completed all requirements for CPRS certification, while also working a part-time job. Eric now works for Centerstone as a peer specialist. He was originally interviewed to be a volunteer but was offered a job. Eric is also an artist and would especially like to offer art groups in future.
Eric is pictured sharing his personal story of recovery with guests at Park Center's 2016 Celebration of Courage Breakfast.