Several local residents are quite enthusiastic about the prospect of a visit to Clearwater by addictions counselor and life skills coach Don Towle.
“His book, From Addictions To Freedom, really helped me,” said one.
According to his literature, Towle, who now lives in Edmonton, was born in Victoria, and was raised and attended school in Quesnel. He has lived in Prince George, Williams Lake, Campbell River, Fort St. John, Queen Charlotte Islands and as far north as Inuvik.
He has spoken with and worked with many different types of people, including those struggling on skid-row, clients in a treatment center, inmates in a penitentiary, and doctors.
“Rejection at a young age led me to a life of alcohol, drugs, skid-row, jails, hospitals, violence and, worst of all, losing my two daughters,” Towle said. “Then the miracle happened. I was given nine months to live, which has led me to a world of freedom.”
Anyone who is suffering from addiction, who knows someone who is, or who is just curious and looking for information, is invited to Towle’s presentation.
Towle will be appearing at the Clearwater Christian Church on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m.