Jon R struggled with addiction throughout his teenage years and went into residential treatment at the age of 19 for alcohol and drug use. At 28 Jon was diagnosed with advanced-stage thyroid cancer in early 2003. As a result of complications from his first surgery, Jon was prescribed oxycontin. Jon’s story involves a 14-year struggle with drugs and alcohol, losing his career, and nearly losing his family. He tried using the knowledge from his education to fight this disease and it wasn't until he turned to a Higher Power for help. He is actively involved in AA with his personal recovery. He will talk on his experience, strength, and hope of addressing fear.
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