Obama Administration’s New War on Drugs

Andre Johnson has been in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder for nearly 28 years. Over the past ten years, Johnson has secured over $15 million dollars in federal, county, state, and local grants for the Detroit Recovery Project to provide quality prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Johnson is founder, president, and CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project, a recovery community organization that provides peer-led, peer-run, and peer-driven services in Detroit.

He also has been recognized as one the White House Champions of Change. Select individuals were chosen from more than 900 nominations for their leadership in preventing prescription drug abuse and heroin use, increasing access to treatment, and supporting the millions of Americans in recovery. Johnson was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services to serve on the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council. He also sits on the board of the College for Behavioral Health Leadership.

[Related: White House Selects Prison Project And Other Champions of Change]

Beyond the White House honoring Americans leading efforts to stop the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, the administration has been working to expand the use of tools that are effective in …read more      

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