(Mass Appeal) – After decades of alcohol addiction that increasingly took control of his life and came close to ending it, Michael Blanchard has now been sober for 12 years and has used his past to help others. Today he talks about how he is helping those local to the Pioneer Valley.

The discussion and presentation take place Tuesday Sept. 27th from 6-8pm at MiraVista Behavioral Health Center at 1233 Main St., in Holyoke. For more information visit, MiraVistaBHC.care