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About John Howard Prin

Author - Counselor - Educator - Speaker - Producer

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John Howard Prin

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John Howard Prin, BA, LADC, specializes in helping people who are recovering from addictions experience the joys and rewards of lifelong recovery. John's talents as an addictions counselor and educator have motivated individuals to stay sober in recovery groups and treatment centers nationwide.

Along with John's love of counseling and helping people reach their potential, he has published numerous articles and books on addiction/recovery topics. Participants of John's audience-centered lectures, both clients and professionals, find them interactive and entertaining.

At Hazelden treatment center, he served as a clinical case manager and unit counselor, then worked four years in out-patient CD. Currently he heads True You Recovery, Inc. in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. John's career began with his own recovery from chemical addictions in 1996.

John welcomes comments and dialogue from readers (fully confidential) on topics ranging from the 12-Steps to unhealthy secrets to clinical therapies and more.

Besides guest appearances at Hazelden, John currently serves out-patient treatment centers in the Twin Cities metro area. John has published numerous articles and books that address the ways people get trapped in unhealthy addictive habits.

  • Lecturer to a variety of audiences on addiction and recovery topics aimed to help people discover healthy ways to think, behave, and live. Check out John's event schedule for Secret Keeping and other topics.
  • Instructor of seminars in conflict management, self-esteem, and individual and team development for Fortune 500 companies (Ford Motors, Eli Lilly, etc.)
  • Author of numerous published articles in the following publications: PHOENIX Recovery Newspaper, Christianity Today, Mpls./St. Paul Magazine, and many more.
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  • John's career also includes 10 years as a filmmaker in Hollywood's TV industry. As the owner/producer of a Twin Cities-based video company, John's scripts and productions won 19 national and international awards. Topics ranged from domestic violence and teen parenting to caring for the disabled and the effects divorce on children. Clients included:
    • Mayo Clinic
    • Honeywell
    • Johnson Institute
    • Best Buy
    • Goodwill Industries
    • Personnel Decisions International
    • Control Data
    • State of Minnesota, Human Services

John's education includes:

  • B.A., English Literature and Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota
  • Graduated 2-year Addiction Studies program, Minneapolis Community College, 1999
  • Member of MARRCH, MN Assoc. of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health.