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May 10, 2021 5 min
Each week on "Your Legal Buzz" our host Steve Strum talks to attorneys in the North Florida area who are making a difference. This week he sat down with Richard Preston from New Life Jax Recovery Services.

New Life Jax Recovery Services is a certified sober living home. They provide sober living environments to recovering addicts around Jacksonville, located in Orange Park, Mandarin, and Southside.

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Short company description: I am a certified Sober Living Home owner. We provide a sober living environment to recovering addicts in three locations. Southside, Mandarin, and Orange Park. The houses are nestled in suburban neighborhoods.

What nonprofit do you feel makes the greatest impact in our community?: Drug Free Duval

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: Coordinating and participating in 4 Food Give Aways since the pandemic ys

How do you define success?: By helping others that had no hope and seeing them develop into thriving members of the community

What's your favorite way to get involved in the community?: By speaking and engaging with addicts. I am 15 years sober and my passion is to tell each struggling addict that I was there at one point. I offer my strength, experience and hope for them.

Who inspires you and why?: Anyone who has one day to 100 years of sobriety inspires me. I remember when I couldn't put together 1 hour of sobriety. Staying sober was one of the most difficult things that I have done in my life. In fact, it is THE Most. But, the rewards of peace, serenity, and stability is priceless
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