Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Since in March 2010, Ed has worked at the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Southeast ATTC) located at the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is currently the Associate Director for Training and Technical Assistance. For the previous twenty years, he held various clinical positions at Charleston Center (Charleston (SC) County Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services)the last ten years serving as Program Administrator for the Opioid Treatment Program and Infectious Disease Service.
Ed has provided numerous trainings in the Southeast on Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, Professional Ethics, HIV / Addiction, Opioid Use Disorders / Treatment and issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals and Addiction and Clinical Supervision. He is currently credentialed / licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Addiction Counselor Supervisor (LACS), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), and a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS). For the past 36 years, Ed has been a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorders.