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Participant Success Story: Jon

Wonder what it is that we do or where your donations go? Jon’s story (name and photo changed) highlights the impact your support can have on an individual struggling with substance misuse.

Jon joined H.A.S.’ substance use treatment program at the age of 17. The counselor working with Jon soon discovered some of the difficult things he was facing – his family was recently evicted from their apartment and his parents and brother were active heroin users. While at H.A.S. Jon also learned via social media that his family had left the state, forcing him to move in with a friend.

In spite of everything happening in Jon’s life, he worked hard to overcome his negative substance use habits–gaining a better understanding of addiction and finding ways to positively manage the stress in his life. With support from H.A.S., Jon also found and maintained steady housing and employment. After leaving our program, we learned that Jon’s mother, who is now in recovery, re-established communication with him.

Gifts to H.A.S. make stories like Jon’s possible. Without your support we could not do what we do. Thank you for considering a gift to H.A.S.

 

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