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Operation Rehab is a charity that raises money to help pay for inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation for addicts who can't afford the high cost of treatment.

Steve Connally started Operation Rehab after a date with Laura Wessells who expressed the need to get help with her drinking, but couldn't afford it because she couldn't hold a job because of her alcoholism. Connally couldn’t find any organizations that help people in this situation so he started one. Now about 3 years later, Laura Wessells works at Operation Rehab. Operation Rehab has an advisory board of experts in the addiction field. Connally says that fewer than half of the people who are diagnosed as alcoholics actually receive any treatment and that private inpatient treatment costs over $20,000 for three months.

Connally explains, “For every one dollar invested in substance abuse treatment it promises a return of about seven dollars in cost savings to society pertaining to crime control, lower health costs, and loss of productivity.” Operation Rehab is looking for people who will join their ten dollar a month club by giving a monthly donation of $10. Monthly and one-time donations can be given on their website: “If we can get 1000 people doing $10 a month with the discounts we get through our advisory board that’s enough to put somebody into treatment every month,” Connally says.

Operation Rehab has partnerships with churches. Any church leaders interested in Operation Rehab presenting in their church can contact Steve Connally and Laura Wessells at Operation Rehab at Also, Operation Rehab is always in need of volunteers and fundraising. Email them for information on volunteering to spread the word about Operation Rehab.


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