Stigma refers to the beliefs, attitudes, words, and actions in reference to individuals suffering with substance use disorder, as well as those in long-term recovery. Gain the skills necessary to help reduce stigma and support the long-term recovery of loved ones and community members.
With his multi-faceted experience and leadership in the substance use disorder treatment field, John’s varied skill set includes pastor, counselor, clinical manager, teacher, and respected expert. As a chief clinical officer, John provides supervisory and clinical oversight to all Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s programs. John continually builds upon his academic expertise through research and nationwide speaking engagements on addiction, spirituality, and related topics.
John holds a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in conflict management, a master’s in management, and a doctorate in health science. He has completed postgraduate studies in psychology, philosophy, and religion. John is a Master Certified Addictions Professional, a Certified Mental Health Professional in Florida, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Substance Abuse Professional. John is also a musician, a writer, and a private pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his family.