Jason Howell is a person in long-term recovery from mental health and substance use issues. He has an MBA from Texas A&M University and is a Peer Recovery Specialist and state approved trainer. In addition to being the Executive Director of RecoveryPeople, Jason is a founding member and former Board President of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences. Jason currently serves on the Texas Behavioral Health Advisory Committee and it's Block Grant, Policy and Ad Hoc Housing Subcommittees. In addition, he chairs the National Recovery Month Planning Partner's Evaluation Committee and SAMHSA BRSS TACS Steering Committee.
Mericle, A. A., Sheridan, D., Howell, J., Braucht, G. S., Karriker-Jaffe, K., & Polcin, D. L. (2020). Sheltering in place and social distancing when the services provided are housing and social support: The COVID-19 health crisis and recovery housing. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 119, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108094
Miles J, Howell J, Sheridan D, Braucht G, Mericle A. Supporting individuals using medications for opioid use disorder in recovery residences: challenges and opportunities for addressing the opioid epidemic. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2020 May 3;46(3):266-272. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2020.1719410. Epub 2020 Feb 24. PMID: 32091262; PMCID: PMC7260098.
Polcin D, Mericle A, Howell J, Sheridan D, Christensen J. Maximizing social model principles in residential recovery settings. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2014 Nov-Dec;46(5):436-43. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2014.960112. PMID: 25364996; PMCID: PMC4220294.