A CLEAR Solution

Annual CLEAR Fall Lecture

Be Sober and Be Happy!
Dr. John A. MacDougall, Author & Spiritual Director

Author of Being Sober and Becoming Happy: The Best Ideas from
The Director of Spiritual Guidance at Hazelden
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7 p.m.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Oakland)
Lecture Hall

MacDougall was the Director of Spiritual Guidance at the Hazelden Foundation, a world-famous addiction treatment center in Minnesota from 1994 to 2013. He is now the Spiritual Care Coordinator at The Retreat, in Wayzata, MN.

He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Theological School of Drew University, from which he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with a focus in family therapy. John is a United Methodist minister, having served as a parish pastor for seventeen years in New Jersey and New England.

He was the co-author of Clinician’s Guide to Spirituality, published by McGraw-Hill and author of Being Sober and Becoming Happy: The Best Ideas from The Director of Spiritual Guidance at Hazelden. He has been clean and sober since July 4, 1989.

For Tickets: www.showclix.com/event/MacDougall


CLEAR wants Pittsburgh to be known as a “The City of Recovery” for its leadership for recognizing and addressing the epidemic of addiction and related problems in our community and thus, lessening the human suffering caused by addiction.

Specifically, CLEAR serves as a catalyst to bring together community leaders to publicly recognize addiction as a critical public/private problem and educates and advocates for the creation of an effective, efficient and integrated community system for the prevention and treatment of all addictions.

Often community efforts are carried out in isolation from one another and things and people can fall through the cracks in the system.  Over the years, CLEAR has worked to bring people together to dialogue about how best to address addiction issues.

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