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Lance Howe, MS, CADC

Clinical Manager, Sanford House at John Street

Lance Howe began his career in child welfare. Through that work, he encountered a lot of parents and youth, struggling with substance dependency issues. Lance also lived and worked in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, providing outpatient addiction counseling for the Bay Mills Indian Community. This is where he really began his passion for working with people struggling with substance use disorders.

Lance says he is humbled to be the Clinical Manager at Sanford House at John Street for Men. He is excited to help shape the culture of the house for residents and staff. And for the collaboration that promotes a comfortable, fun recovery environment, while also tackling deep rooted experiences that have driven folks to use. 

Lance has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. He also has a master’s degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. In his free time, Lance enjoys biking, kayaking, camping, hiking, reading, disc golf, bowling, cooking, and playing music.

Lance Howe says, “Johann Hari said something that profoundly changed my view on substance abuse treatment. He said, ‘The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.’ It completely shaped how I think.”