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Milton man overcomes addiction, prison time; honored by Gov. Tomblin

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Joshua Morrison being honored at the State of the State address Joshua Morrison being honored at the State of the State address
MILTON, WV -

Once addicted to pain pills, spent time in prison and a failed suicide attempt, Joshua Morrison has overcome a lot. 

"Four and half years ago, no one wanted me on the streets and to be invited to the Capitol just blows my mind really," he said.

Morrison was honored by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin during West Virginia's State of the State Address earlier this month.

"I couldn't hold back tears. I had tears streaming down my face. It was unbelievable," Morrison said. 

Morrison is now a manager at Marathon Pizza in Milton, and an assistant supervisor at Little Caesars. But he gets the most joy returning the favor to a place that helped him turn his life around. Morrison is a nighttime supervisor at the Healing Place.

"You're encouraged and expected to give back at the Healing Place and that's the main thing they teach us."