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Jon Dower was born and raised in Morgantown, WV and is a graduate of West Virginia University. Mr. Dower holds several addiction related certifications including alcohol and drug counselor, certified clinical supervisor, substance abuse professional, and intervention professional. Mr. Dower current is the Director of Recovery Services for Ascension Recovery Services, an organization that provides turn-key substance use disorder treatment center development and direct SUD services to individuals and families. Jon also works as the Executive Director for West Virginia Sober Living, a 501 (c) 3, non-profit that provides recovery housing across the state of West Virginia, residential and outpatient clinical services, peer recovery support services, and supprotive employment at a community-based level. Mr. Dower is an adjunct professor at WVU teaching in the Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences. He serves on several SUD related board of directors, including Vice President for the WV Alliance of Recovery Residents, and Chairperson for Governor’s Counsel for Substance Abuse Recovery Committee. Jon is a person in long-term recovery.