Randall has provided training across North America on such topics as street drug pharmacology, addiction science, substance use disorder methods, and the nexus of addiction and related issues such as domestic violence, child maltreatment and criminal justice. Working closely with businesses and schools, he has worked to develop policies and procedures for addressing the problem of substance-impaired performance. Randall has also authored or co-authored a wide variety of papers, articles and book chapters published in both English and Spanish.

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I respect the inherent dignity and potential of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual preference or occupation.

Yo respeto a la dignidad inherente y el potencial de todas las personas, irrespectivamente de su raza, etnia, religión, género, preferencia sexual u ocupación.

- J. Randall Webber

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Over his career

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About J. Randall Webber

J. Randall (Randy) Webber holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Public Health, and completed additional graduate study at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor and has worked in the addiction field for over 40 years. 

He began his career as a hotline director, adolescent counselor and street drug pharmacology specialist.  In 1978 he became the State Prevention Coordinator for the Illinois Dangerous Drugs Commission (DDC). In the 1980s, he pioneered methods of treating cocaine dependence at Parkside/Lutheran General Medical Services, and served as the Director of their first cocaine treatment program. From 1993 until 2006, he was Director of Training and Publications at Lighthouse Institute, a nationally recognized substance abuse research center. Subsequently, he became the Director of External Training for TASC, Inc., (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), a non-profit organization that advocates for criminal offenders in need of drug treatment and other rehabilitative services. While at TASC, he also directed the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (GLATTC) Center on Criminal Justice. He is currently the Principal at JRW Behavioral Health Services and an instructor at the CADC School of the Behavioral Services Center in Skokie, IL. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals, the Illinois affiliate of NAADAC -The National Association for Addiction Professionals and the Serenity Academy of Chicago, a high school for recovering students that is currently in the planning stages. In addition, he is the owner of the linkedin.com "Emerging Drugs of Abuse" discussion group, with more than 4800 members in the United States and 72 other countries.

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