John Hamilton has worked in the field of addiction prevention and treatment since 1981, and holds licenses in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Mr. Hamilton is the CEO for Recovery Network of Programs, a non-profit behavioral health agency serving the Greater Bridgeport community.
Currently, John is on the Steering Committee for the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network and is the Chair of the Policy Committee for the Community Treatment Providers Caucus.
John is the Chair of the Connecticut State Advisory Board for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Board Member for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).
Previously, John served as Chair of the Dissemination Committee for the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, Chair of the Community Treatment Providers Caucus, Past President of the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health Board, Past President of the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals, Co-founder of the Greenwich Father’s Forum, and Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Connecticut Certification Board.
John presents locally and internationally on a variety of topics and is considered an expert in the field of addiction treatment and prevention. John was the 2013 recipient of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) Nyswander-Dole Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of Addiction Treatment.