Founded in 2013 by Michael Wayne Chavis, retired North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sergeant.
Throughout his career, Michael was frequently confronted with traumatic events which eventually took an emotional toll and led to a personal struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.
Entering and successfully completing treatment, Michael was able to gain a full understanding of the needed awareness, programs, and community support required for the effective prevention and treatment of substance use.
Michael was a passionate man who was dedicated to his job, family, and community. He was also a die- hard North Carolina State fan. Tragically, family, friends, the community, and Stop the Pain lost Michael in a house fire in December of 2016.
Dwayne Paul Jones
Inspiration for Stop the Pain.
December 12, 1989-September 30, 2012
He was an accomplished young man, a multi-sport athlete, Eagle Scout, college student and respected employee.
He was committed to being a loving brother, son, father and friend.
With the tremendous pain created by the loss of his life, has come the recognition of the immense contribution to Stop the Pain his life continues to inspire.