Ben Ertel was born and raised in Mason, Ohio and is a graduate of Mason High School. Upon completion from high school, Ben went to the University of Cincinnati where he majored in Political Science and began actively volunteering on several political campaigns. Ben went on to work at the Hamilton County Courthouse where he worked as an assistant on a statewide campaign. Ben was a staff assistant in Washington DC for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and in 2008, Ben was a volunteer coordinator for a presidential campaign.
Prior to getting sober, Ben struggled to find the type of treatment program he needed to gain the tools necessary for life-long recovery. Eventually, through legal consequences, Ben was mandated to complete addiction treatment through the Hamilton County Drug Court. Today, Ben credits his lasting sobriety to their long-term continuum of care.
Combining his prior experience and his own recovery, Ben’s passion lies in advocacy and helping others access quality treatment. Beginning his career in healthcare five years ago, Ben has worked in environmental services for the University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center, as an aide at a large psychiatric hospital, as a discharge planner and he has worked in business development for residential treatment centers. Ben is excited to bring quality individualized addiction treatment to his hometown and use his experience to help others navigate the path to recovery.