On Wednesday, Nov 27, the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich (RMA) featured speaker will be John Hamilton, Liberation Programs’ CEO and President and co-Founder of the Greenwich Father’s Forum. The talk begins promptly at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place.
America’s opioid problems have become a crisis of national proportion.
Once an admired healer of the sick, the pharmaceutical industry has exploited the public’s desire for medications in search of ever higher profits.
Mr. Hamilton is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of addiction treatment and prevention.
He will discuss how addiction affects family and friends and what can be done for those impacted by the disease.
Mr. Hamilton chairs the advisory board for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and serves on the Governors Alcohol and Drug Policy Council.
He brings three decades of experience to his role as President and CEO of Liberation Programs, Inc, working tirelessly to fulfill its mission of empowering people and their families to be free of the disease of addiction by providing targeted solutions that restore lives and strengthen our community.
Previously, Mr. Hamilton was the Chief Clinical Outreach Officer at Mountainside Treatment Center, a nationally acclaimed drug rehabilitation center. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Recovery Network of Programs, a non-profit behavioral health agency in Bridgeport. John is past Chair of the Dissemination Committee for the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network, past Chair of the Community Treatment Providers Caucus, past President of the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health Board, and past President of the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals.
In 2013, John was the recipient of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) Nyswander-Dole Award for his contributions to the field of Addiction Treatment.