M.R Johnson

Meet  Rhonda M/R Johnson

Born and raised in the Nation’s Capital Washington, DC, she is a social impact advocate, certified peer specialist, speaker,  and the author of the combined book and workbook Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction, that address the stigma and shame of co-occurring disorders of addiction, mental health, dual personalities,  and suicidal ideation that society is too ashamed and reluctant to talk about.

Motivated by her pain and triumphs living life with co-occurring disorders from suicide, depression and addictions, Author M/R Johnson, offers insight of hope and survival from 3 dynamic perspectives with reference to her  lived, education and work experiences.  

Rhonda, affirms it is time to educate and advocate for change  in wellness, recovery, harm reduction and resiliency by utilizing her book to create and develop  [the E.S.E.] Education, Support and Empowerment program, that correlates with  the combined book and workbook  Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction, for education.

As a result of her fortitude and perseverance both [E.S.E.] curriculum and or her book Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction, have been exercised by:

  • The Washington, DC, Department of Behavioral Health, OCFA Administration for continued education

  • The Solutions for Wellness Conference (DC) for a HIV/AIDS workshop

  • The Washington, DC Catholic Charities, Anchor Behavioral Health addiction training course as required reading

  • Barnes & Noble’s Catholic University

  •  NBC News 4  First Healthy Book Festival 2016 


    Validation in  Reliance of co-occurring disorders for her book and her forthcoming books attributes have been through her education from:

  • Washington, DC, Department of Behavioral Health [DBH] Training Institute for Co-Occurring Disorders Competence Course

  • [DBH]–Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, Certified Peer Specialists Certification Program

  • [OSSE] Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Introduction to Secondary Transition for Middle Schools

  • [SAMHSA] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Trauma-Informed Peer Support

  • The Washington School of Psychiatry, Forensic Evaluation and Writing Beyond the Basic for all Clinicians

  • Doors to Wellbeing, Community Inclusion Peer Specialist Training

  • The National Council of Behavioral Health, Mental Health First-Aid USA.

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