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Drug, Alcohol Awareness & Self-Esteem Seminar To Be Held At JSU

Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gamecock Center

JACKSONVILLE -- Sept. 21, 2001 -- Randy Havesonís cocaine and alcohol addiction led him to a heart attack at the age of twenty-one, followed by expulsion from college and a serious contemplation of suicide. That glimpse into the abyss was what it took to get him to finally seek treatment after several years of soaring highs and catastrophic lows in his personal life due to drugs and alcohol.

Haveson was a privileged child, raised in Southern California in a nice house, in a good neighborhood. Eventually his weekend drinking turned into full-blown alcoholism, and lead to his spiraling drug use. Before long, his life was out of control.

He has since taken great control over his life and empowers young adults to do the same. Sober for 17 years, Haveson has taken that time to develop numerous educational programs and seminars to prevent students from meeting the nightmare of drug and alcohol abuse that he suffered.

As a former student, counselor and administrator in higher education, Randy Haveson has the resources necessary to provide a hard-hitting, direct and complete program on combating the substances and self esteem issues that lead to many problems for our young adults around the globe.

"My passion is speaking and helping others overcome obstacles in their lives," Haveson said. "I learned the hard way what not to do in college and I want to help others not fall into the same traps I fell into."

With an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masterís degree in Counseling, Randy Haveson speaks with confidence and candor about the dangers of excessive alcohol abuse from a personal and professional viewpoint.

Haveson will speak to Jacksonville State students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gamecock Center. JSU student-athletes are required to attend. For more information, call Greg Bonds at 782-5970.


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