Sen. John Velis faces alcoholism one day at a time

Westfield lawmaker, in recovery, seeks to help others 

IF JOHN VELIS has a drink, he can’t stop. Not at one drink, or two, or three. The end doesn’t come until he is blacking out, crazy drunk, the kind of drunk where you wake up the next morning needing another drink.  Yet it took two decades of drinking before Velis was ready to confront the truth about who he(...)

Read More »