Author: rory.gruler

This article first appeared in the Augusta Chronicle, July 7, 2018 Officials have seen overdose deaths, drug arrests rise in recent years In a nation facing a worsening and widespread drug abuse crisis, Augusta is no exception. Already this year, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said there have been 26...

This article first appeared in the Augusta Chronicle, June 6, 2018 The Augusta Judicial Circuit’s chief prosecutor told business leaders Wednesday an affordable, long-term rehabilitation facility for opiate addicts was at the top of her wish list. District Attorney Natalie Paine said addiction to heroin and prescription opioids is...

My name is Ronny Bonner and I’ve used drugs for over 30 years, I’ve stole from my family members and love ones for the majority of this time. I’ve put my mother and wife through a living hell and they suffered a great deal with...

I got to the point where I needed a second chance, third chance and a forth chance. The Hale Foundation never gave up on me. They gave me another chance by helping me take responsibility for my life and renew my relationship with God. David H Sober...

I started using drugs and alcohol when I was 12 years old and struggled with them for the next 20 years. Early on I spent time in jail and rehab but was too young to see the direction I was going. After I got married...

What a blessing the Hale Foundation was for me and my family.  It was the place where the miracle happened in my life.  After 20 years of struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and on the verge of suicide, my recovery began here.  I have...

The Hale Foundation has given me a chance to learn how to live my life without drugs and alcohol, how to be a Dad, Son and Brother. My life has changed 180 degrees since coming to the Foundation. I could never repay The Hale Foundation...

I often think about my life prior to my days at the Hale Foundation. I think about how untreated alcoholism put me in a spiral of anger, hate, and pain. I remember the hopelessness, the self-pity, and the emptiness that had overcame my existence. Alcoholism...