By Damian McElrath Ph.D.
As Hazelden marks its fiftieth anniversary, the significance of Patrick Butler to this occasion can't be over priced. Pat Butler's personal tale, mentioned during this ebook, is one in every of early wealth and accomplishment followed by means of worsening bouts of solitary consuming that introduced him to Hazelden at a time whilst either he and the suffering establishment have been of their such a lot determined want of aid. Damian McElrath writes of Pat's existence: from his delivery in 1900 right into a first new release Irish relations of mining marketers, via his university years at Yale, to his paintings for the kinfolk enterprise in Cleveland. There, among 1924 and 1939, he married, raised a kin, served within the Ohio legislature, advertised iron ore, and have become troubled with an affliction that grew steadily worse because the years wore on. It used to be now not until eventually 1950, as a retired millionaire in St. Paul, that Pat attempted the straightforward therapy version at Hazelden, the place he started a lifetime of sobriety and found his new avocation: supporting different alcoholics. McElrath explores the trouble and conversion that eventually ended in this radical swap. He touches at the background of Hazelden because it intersects with Pat Butler's trip, starting with the Butler family's monetary rescue of Hazelden in 1951 and carrying on with via Pat's long term provider as president and time as chairman of the board. this can be the inspiring tale of a guy whose commitment, loyalty, and compassion gave Hazelden a feeling of course and a spirit of humanity and repair that to at the present time tell the gracefully nurtured proposal of a worrying group. Accompanying this story are approximately thirty pictures in addition to the private testimonials of people that knew Patrick Butler, and whose phrases around out McElrath's inspiring photograph of this extraordinary personality.
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Why? Because they knew he would never have allowed a vote to do this to go forward. Perhaps my fondest memory is of Pat's enduring commitment to this organization. Pat had enough money to do whatever he wanted with his life, yet he chose to focus his life and means on helping suffering alcoholics. His goal was synonymous with Hazelden's: how can we most effectively help the greatest number of people. Pat was always clear that Hazelden was here for one reason: to treat the patient. That's his ongoing legacy to us.
In 1939 the Second World War started and the steel industry could not get enough iron ore. That was when Pat returned to St. Paul to help his father, becoming vice president in charge of business operations. In this role Pat ran the business during the booming and lucrative years of World War II. . Pat was also an extremely good businessperson. Part of that skill has to be attributed to his ability and willingness to listen to others when he was working on a problem. Just as he never held himself above other Fellowship Club residents, he never held himself above those he worked with in business.
Emmett started going to one of these groups in 1945. His recovery was very important to him, and with it he once again started going to the sacraments in the Catholic Church. He then began to urge his sons to go to AA meetings to do something about their excessive drinking. One by one they gradually heeded his advice. Hazen, the oldest and the son upon whom Emmett had been the hardest, stopped drinking on his own without going to AA. Larry went to Hazelden as its first patient in April 1949, and became a member of the board of trustees the following year.