My Turn: Northern Pass and the land that gave me sobriety

I am the chief operating officer, and soon to be part owner, of Lakeside Life Science. We are a small biotech company here in New Hampshire, likely the only one of our kind.

I am also, and more importantly, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

I moved to New Hampshire to live with my parents in September 2009, a time when I was lost, tired and just plain broken.

I was 23 years old and had nothing except a trash bag of belongings, two DUIs and a trail of suffering behind me. I was living in New Durham on Merrymeeting Lake, with no license, no friends and nothing to do.

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