About Us

Cease Addiction Now, Inc. (CAN) is a Texas 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Baytown, Texas. Since 2007, CAN’s focus has been to make a difference in the lives of adolescents and adults in Baytown and surrounding communities, who suffer from substance abuse and the dysfunction caused by substance abuse.

The founder of CAN, John Havenar, is the product of a dysfunctional family unit in which substance abuse and domestic violence impacted his childhood and adolescence. In 2007, with inspiration from his peers, including an ex-offender who struggled with co-occurring substance abuse and a mental health disorder, Mr. Havenar founded CAN.

CAN’s humble beginning included a zero interest loan from his mother-in-law, donated office space, and a part-time contracted Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. With a staff of passionate professionals CAN has evolved into a respected agency receiving referrals from judges, attorneys, adult and adolescent probation, doctors, families and friends.

Mission & Vision

CAN’s mission is to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and holistic approach in the care of those with behavioral health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders in East Harris County.

CAN seeks to assist in the development of all areas of ones well-being: behavioral, spiritual, and physical, with the ultimate outcome being that these individuals are restored to their highest level of functioning.

Our Vision is to inspire confidence, promote balance, and assist those we serve in realizing their full potential

Why We Need Your Help

While C.A.N. has had many success stories over the last nine years, our work is far from over.

C.A.N. remains steadfast in its mission to restore those suffering with behavioral health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders to thier highest level of functioning that they might become productive and contributing members of society. But, we can't do it alone. We need your help.

Your donations and volunteerism help to improve our programs & services, the facilities, and broadening our reach to those in need of our services.

Thank you for your donations, time, compassion and support of those we serve and truly making a difference in their lives and in the lives of the members of our community.