Meet Our Founder and Your Instructor: Vincent Harris

Hi. I am Vincent and I am a person in Long Term Recovery.

In fact over 30 years. My passion is to help families and friends that have love ones that struggle with Chronic Substance Use (CSU) My prior experience as an educator led me to get trained in the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) and Invitation to Change techniques for family recovery. My mission is to help families and friends who ‘s loved one struggles with CSU.

Also , during those years, I have been active in the sober community and have spent many hours working with people with CSU.


Long term recovery – 30 years
              Chronic Substance use
              Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
              Impulse Control Disorder (ICDs)
Sponsor in several 12 Step Programs
Daphne Search and Rescue – Volunteer, Officer, and Member
                 First Responder – many searches for and recovery of victims
                 Participate in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) sessions
Certified Recovery Support Specialist – Alabama Department of Mental Health
Invitation to Change – Level One Certification – Center for Motivation & Change
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
               Attended Workshop presented Robert J. Meyers Ph.D.
Parent Coach Training – Partnership to End Addiction – Alabama Department of Mental Health      
               In Support of the initiative to create a Certified Family Support Specialist Certification

Instructor – Now Sober Academy Family Foundation Workshop
               6-week rotating workshop for families and friends of loved ones with Chronic Substance Use.
               Common Ground, Daphne AL 6:00 pm Tuesday night
               People Engaged In Recovery (P.E.I.R) Mobile, AL 6:00 pm Thursday night
Educator – Taught 5th grade through College – Skilled at taking complicated material and developing basic understanding and skills


D. M. Ed. ABD – University of Southern Mississippi 1995
Masters – Loyola University New Orleans 1985
Bachelor of Science  – University of Mobile 1977

Please join me on this journey!!!!