24 years sober, lawyer blazes trail in drug court
Excerpt: Holland, MI —More than 24 years ago, Don Hann started down the path to long-term sobriety.
Today, he’s using his experiences as both a defense attorney and a recovering alcoholic to help others do the same through Ottawa County’s Adult Sobriety/Drug Court.
Hann, 72, was named a Michigan Drug Court Hero at the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals earlier this month. The statewide award is given to one of each type of professional who contributes to drug courts, from attorneys to judges to probation officers.
“Twenty-four years ago, I was a hopeless drunk in the gutter, and now I’m a certified hero,” Hann said with a smile and a laugh as he accepted his award Wednesday during a Drug Court session at the 58th District Court in Holland.