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Detroit native Andre L. Johnson is president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Recovery Project, a multi-service nonprofit that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s recovery community. Such services include GED preparation; 12-step support groups; housing assistance; job readiness and employment assistance; and HIV prevention, testing and counseling services. Since its…

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In honor of National Recovery Month, Detroit Recovery Project Inc. is hosting the Black Men’s Healing Conference: Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic on Friday, Sept. 14, in Detroit. “We’re just trying to have a real conversation and increase awareness with the brothers. Everything starts and ends with your health and taking care of your health,” said Andre Johnson, president…

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Father and community advocate Robert Shakhan is a recovery coach for the Detroit Recovery Project Inc. His passion is bringing healing to people who have experienced trauma or severe life stressors due to drug addiction. As a certified drug and alcohol counselor, Shakhan is trained in treatment, recovery support and relapse prevention. He will be one…

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Kevin Johnson holds a Ph.D. in medical sociology, a master’s degree in family sociology and a bachelor of science degree in public affairs. He is a licensed social worker and certified peer support specialist and has practiced and served as a director, therapist, case manager and behavioral specialist in the health and human services arena for…

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Andre L. Johnson is the presidential, award-winning CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project (DRP), a multi-service agency that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s substance abuse recovery community. The agency also oversees an ex-offender program that helps returning citizens successfully reintegrate into the Detroit community, with an aim of reducing recidivism and/or…

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The Detroit Recovery Project had an all-star healing and helping leadership development conference. “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Claudia Jordan and GlamUniversity founder and CEO Sabrina Peterson shared stories of triumphs and trials that many women face. The Detroit Recovery Project + Female Success Factor Leadership Development Conference alongside rolling out brought together Detroiters to share information on personal brand…

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Detroit Recovery Project recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a phenomenal event at the Historic GEM & Century Theatre. Guests included R&B/soul singer Kem, Alexis Wiley, chief of staff for the City of Detroit, and words from President Barack Obama, all coming together to recognize the positive impact of Andre Johnson’s work as president and CEO of Detroit…

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Toya Wright spent the day talking with Detroit students about their physical, emotional, and financial statuses. Auditoriums at Davenport and Wayne State Universities were filled with excited students who participated in three days of rapid HIV testing. As Toya shared personal stories, students tweeted, posted, and texted the lessons learned to friends. Know your VIP…

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Toya Wright hits the “D” with Rolling Out On Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013, New York Times bestselling author and reality TV star Toya Wright and rolling out hit the city of Detroit to support the Detroit Recovery Project’s VIP Status Program, an HIV awareness and testing initiative. A diva in her own right, she was glammed as always and…

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DETROIT — “Many people focus on the fiscal problems we face [in Detroit].. social issues such as substance abuse, mental illness and physical health have a tremendous negative impact on [our] ability to move forward as well,” said Andre Johnson, president and CEO of Detroit Recovery Project (DRP), Inc. State officials and Wayne County human…

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