Robert “Bobby” Newman
I grew up in small Oklahoma town and enjoyed a rather nice upbringing. An upbringing that looked good on the outside but had its share of internal "issues". My parents divorced when I was in high school and I took full advantage of that scenario, starting to abuse alcohol at the age of 15. I went to college to play football and started smoking marijuana and was introduced to amphetamines. I went from an 18 year old kid going to college, playing football and chasing girls to fast forwarding 17 years later and looking at 7 years in a federal prison and about $300,000 in legal fines. This was after many years of legal problems and personal struggles and being arrested more times than I can remember. At one point in my life I had four attorneys for four different legal issues in two different states. Not to say that I did not try to do well or this was the life I really wanted. I had attended two different universities and completed a 4 year trade school and was making a good living, or what could have been a good living had it not been for the escalated drug use. After completing a long-term very successful drug rehabilitation program I decided that I wanted to educate kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. I had learned things in the rehab program I had never heard before and knew others should know. I am now an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist with IC & RC and a Certified Intervention Professional. I have since educated hundreds of thousands of people in many states about these dangers and helped thousands of people into and through rehabilitation. I have been on the streets working with homeless drug addicts and helped a 23 year old kid overcome his addiction to opiates in my own home. He is still clean ten years later. These experiences have helped me gain the working knowledge and real life experience on how to effectively deal with addicts.
Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor - ICRC. (International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium)
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) - The Hawaii Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division.
Certified Prevention Specialist (Oklahoma Drug, Alcohol and Prevention Counselors Association)
Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist - (ICRC)
Certified Intervention Professional - PCB (Pennsylvania Certification Board)
Extended Recovery Care
- Addiction Extended Care Services in the United States
- Addiction Meetings in the United States
- Aftercare Programs in the United States
- Halfway Houses in the United States
- Relapse Prevention Programs in the United States
- Sober Living Communities in the United States
- Transitional Housing in the United States