Ron Weaver has dealt with chronic pain related to a health condition for 25 years. After treatment for dependence to pain medications, he committed to learn how to manage his own pain and move forward in life without heavy use of opiates. Ron’s personal struggles led him to begin a peer counseling program, which is dedicated to helping people who share his pain management challenges, as well as helping people deal with opiate dependence. Ron speaks to physicians and groups working with chronic pain patients. He has also presented to addiction organizations and to people working with Vets. He recently worked with the Idaho Department of Health to begin a state wide organization called Recovery Idaho. Ron is a certified addiction coaching trainer and counselor. In addition, he’s a skilled musician who plays with the Lake City worship team.