2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

John Cates, MA, LCDC, Lifeway International
John Cates, MA, LCDC has worked with substance use for 42 years. Appearing in print and broadcast, he is known world-wide as therapist, author, speaker, and designer of education and treatment programs.

Recipient of multiple awards, NAADAC named John Counselor of The Year in 2001. Co-author of "Recovering Our Children", he founded Lifeway International, an (APG) Alternative Peer Group program serving families across the nation for over 32 years

Starting the first free standing recovery school in 1976, John specializes in designing sober schools, giving students a safe place to heal. The most recent Three Oaks Academy, is seen in Generation Found.

John is a recovering heroin addict and knows what it takes to live a successful drug free life.