2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule

Nico Doorn, MEd, LCDCI, Alpha 180, Executive Director
Nico Doorn M.Ed., LCDCI is the Executive Director of Alpha 180 located in Austin, TX. Alpha 180 provides newly sober young adults a platform to enter higher education in a supportive environment including residential, clinical, and social programming. Before relocating to Austin, Nico served as an Outreach Coordinator for Cumberland Heights Treatment Center in Nashville, TN. Simultaneously, he was completing a graduate degree in Human Development Studies at Vanderbilt University where he served as the Graduate Assistant for Vanderbilt Recovery Support. During his involvement, this Collegiate Recovery Program grew in its reach and offerings receiving local and national recognition.
?Nico’s addiction treatment experience spans from young adult specific program formulation to ground-up recovery residence development and leadership. He spent three years serving on the board of the Tennessee Alliance of Recovery Residences, which promotes ethics, standards, and education within the sober living community. He presents on the topic of collegiate recovery regularly, including giving a TEDx talk in 2017.
?Throughout these experiences, Nico balanced his career with a full-time course load as a college student while fathering a now 11 year-old-son. A beneficiary of Collegiate Recovery Programs at both Vanderbilt University and Texas Tech University, Nico began his higher education journey with only a ninth-grade education, which has inspired him to remove barriers to education for others. No longer a student, Nico enjoys spending his free time with his wife, son, and dog.