Jon struggled with addiction throughout his teenage years and went into residential treatment at the age of 19 for alcohol and drug use. After treatment, he earned a degree in Psychology from the U of U and attended the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Training program through the Graduate School of Social Work. Upon graduation, he got married, started a family, and went on to earn an MBA from BYU. Within months of finishing his MBA program, Jon was diagnosed with advanced-stage thyroid cancer in early 2003. As a result of complications from his first surgery he was prescribed Oxycontin. This quickly progressed to include alcohol and other mind-altering substances.
Jon’s story involves a 14-year struggle with drugs and alcohol, losing his career, and nearly losing his family. In desperation, he said a prayer and asked for help. His prayer was answered in a remarkable way and continues to be answered every day since.
Jon has worked in treatment since getting sober in 2017 and actively involved in the recovery community. He is the COO and Co-Founder of Reprieve Recovery.