John Hamilton is currently the CEO of Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. Working in the field of addiction for 30 years, he was successful in implementing the first methadone halfway house in Connecticut. Mr. Hamilton was instrumental in the design of the Opioid Agonist Treatment Protocol (OATP) in an effort to increase access to methadone treatment. Mr. Hamilton won a landmark ruling with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) to change language throughout Connecticut to be non-discriminatory against methadone programs. He improved waiting lists from 90 days to 90 minutes that resulted in immediate patient access to services. As chair of Clinical Trials Network Dissemination Committee, he helped develop the blending product concept and co-authored the Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA: STEP) and Promoting Awareness of Motivational
Incentives (PAMI) products. His sensitivity to the needs of patients has resulted in the development of important recovery oriented initiatives in Connecticut OTPs.