For almost 30 years, Earl Hightower has worked on the front lines of addiction and recovery. The unique perspective that only behavioral health intervention work can offer caused Earl to recognize that the greatest gap in addiction services was during the first 60 days following residential treatment.
In other words, people were not making it across the bridge from treatment into recovery. They were relapsing, post-treatment, before they had a chance to firmly connect themselves to their recovery communities.
As a result, the focus of Earl’s work has been to develop systems and strategies that support our clients in their goal of achieving a lasting connection to recovery.
Earl’s ever-expanding business effort includes Recovery Companion Services, a company that provides highly trained men and women whose sole purpose is to assist our clients in their transition into recovery.
The most recent of Earl’s endeavors is Recovery Monitoring Services. This company acts as a longer range support service to bring an added layer of structure as the higher levels of care are completed so that the client continues to feel supported and connected into a successful sober life.
Over the years, Earl has had the honor and privilege to develop many meaningful relationships and to also be acknowledged for his efforts by his community.
A partial list of his credentials and accomplishments includes:
- CIP – Certified Intervention Professional
- BRI-II – Board Registered Interventionist – Level II
- CCDC – Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor
- Member – Association of Intervention Specialists
- Nationally recognized speaker and educator in helping addicts, alcoholics and their families; speaking to over 100,000 people a year.
- Speaker at Congressional Recovery Caucus as an advocate for drug courts.
- 2006 Clare Foundation Tribute Award
- 2008 Promises Community Service Award
- 2010 National America Honors Recovery Vernon Johnson Award
- 2010 Share Foundation Public Service Award
- 2011 NADCP Stanley Goldstein Hall of Fame Award
- 2013 White House Office of National Drug Control Policy – Champion of Recovery Award