As Emerald Neuro-Recover’s chief addiction counselor, Mr. Adams has spent his career in the field of social services; dedicating over 35 years to helping those who struggle with the disease of addiction.
During his 35 years in mental health and addiction, he has served as therapist, clinical director, chief operation officer, JCAHO consultant, Corporate Vice President of Operations, Corporate Addictions/Trauma/Recovery Specialist, board chair for ACP group homes, director of the family program at a residential center for recovering addicted families, Senior Director working with homeless persons, including homeless veterans. He has served on numerous committees including the All Hazards Advisory Board to the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction for Homeland Security. Mr. Adams was a key player with a central Indiana team that promoted tobacco cessation and changed local laws regarding second hand smoke. He has presented over 40 weekend seminars/gospel meetings on addictions in recent years and is in demand for presentations on addictions, mental health and family
Mr. Adams is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed clinical addictions counselor (LCAC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor – level 4 (CADACIV) and Internationally Certified in Addiction Counseling. He holds the four-year certificate of Achievement for Biblical Studies from Florida College, a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Andrews University. He is a member of several honor societies for his GPA standings. Mr. Adams has served as an adjunct professor at Andrews University and Indiana University/Purdue University (IUPUI).