Syracuse, N.Y. - A Syracuse Common Councilor returned to work, sober.
Chad Ryan has been absent from the city's legislative body for the last four months. He spent the summer at an addiction treatment facility in Florida.
Ryan apologized for his hiatus and did not disclose anything more about the addiction other than he had been dealing with it for nearly a decade. During his absence, he was removed as the chair of the public works committee before it weighed advanced the Walsh-Administrations plan to spend $38 million to purchase the city's streetlights from National Grid.
The 33-year-old represents the 2nd council district on the city's west side. Voters elected Ryan to represent them for a third term in November.