Meet Our President

 Andre L. Johnson, a native Detroiter, is currently the President/CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project–a multi-service agency that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s recovery community. Such services include: GED preparation; twelve-step support groups; housing assistance; job readiness and employment assistance; and HIV prevention, testing, and counseling services. In addition, the agency also oversees an ex-offender program that helps returning citizens reintegrate successfully into the Detroit community, with an aim of reducing recidivism and/or relapse among this population.


Mr. Johnson has over 32 years of professional work experience, exemplifying a long-standing commitment and dedication to the field of substance abuse. In 2013, Mr. Johnson was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health of Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) – National Advisory Council.

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia), a Masters of Arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology at Michigan of Psychology.  Mr. Johnson is trained certified recovery coach and considered an expert in his field he is invited frequently to present at seminars, workshops, and as a keynote or motivational speaker to not only those in recovery but youth, adults, families, and substance abuse professionals. In 2013 Mr. Johnson was the recipient of the prestigious Vernon Johnson award from Faces and Voices of Recovery.  In 2016, President Barack Obama named Mr. Johnson a Champion of Change and honored him at the White House.

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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Science Direct, October 2020

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