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Rebounding from rock bottom through the Church’s Deseret Industries

Wes Oliver had hit “rock bottom.” Shortly after high school—where he had been an outstanding swimmer and traveled with the junior Olympic team—he began a downward spiral into addiction to drugs and alcohol until one day he found himself in jail.

The jail’s drug treatment program required those recovering from addiction to secure a job before leaving. That was when Wes’s bishop thought of the vocational rehabilitation program at Deseret Industries (DI).

DI is a nonprofit, vocational rehabilitation facility that doubles as a thrift store and is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are 43 locations throughout the western United States.
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