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Randy Haveson


RISE Speaking & Consulting offers a comprehensive approach to alcohol and other drug issues by addressing four essential pillars: Recovery, Intervention, Support, and Education (RISE).

As a Therapist…He Listens

As an Administrator…He Understands

As a Recovering Addict…He Knows

Randy Haveson, M.A. has been working in the counseling field since 1986.  Since 1991 Randy has worked in and around higher education.  He became the coordinator of health education programs on three university campuses around the country.  His programs have received national recognition for their innovation and effectiveness in reaching college students.

In 1999 Randy became a full time professional speaker & consultant.  He has spoken and consulted with students and professionals on dozens of campuses, including The University of Notre Dame, Brown University, and Johns Hopkins University.  His innovative alcohol education program has been featured on CNN Headline News, Fox News Network, The Ricki Lake show, and on numerous radio stations across the country.

In 2005 Randy took a break from speaking to open a recovery residence for college students. He sold that business in 2014 and is now dedicating his life to his true passion, helping college students and other young adults find their path in life and learn the skills necessary to be positive, productive, and fulfilled members of society.

Randy specializes in helping people with:

  • Addiction issues
  • Secondary Recovery issues
  • Family of Origin issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Career Decisions
  • Life Balance
  • How to Have Fun

As an accomplished and award winning speaker, Randy brings the compassion of an individual in recovery, the training of a skilled counselor, and the understanding of a university administrator. He has a soft spot for young adults and a gift for reaching them. Randy Haveson gets through and gets results by first listening to people then speaking to possibilities.



"...We really appreciate how you "tailored" the program for UM students from information you gleaned from them in such a short time!"
Jody Gan
Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Program
University of Maryland

"Randy is one of the most talented speakers to come to our campus."
David Boneparth, Campus Diplomat
University of Florida

"Randy’s presentation is consistently one of our highest rated orientation activities. Students are impacted by his powerful message long after he leaves campus."
Bill Divane, Counseling Center Director
Albion College