The Re-Entry Trap
Michael Johnson is a certified addiction therapist from Detroit, who has worked in the substance abuse field for more than twenty years. He is also a recovering addict. He is currently the RSAT Program Director for Western Michigan University in Jackson, Michigan. He is also the founder of Justice/Quade Recovery Institute and Director of Metropolitan Counseling Centers in Detroit.
Michael works most effectively with urban populations and clients referred to as “resistant.” He also speaks cogently from an Afrocentric perspective with regard to cross-cultural issues that often impact recovery. His outpatient counseling center specializes in addiction treatment and lifestyle challenges for offenders returning back into the community
Michael Johnson addresses how the transition from confinement in prison to freedom on the street poses unique traps for inmates with a history of drug abuse. According to Johnson, the moment of re-entry can raise fears and anxieties about daily living, the search for housing, employment, health care and something as simple as getting a driver’s license.