Substance Abuse Prevention Program
UO Academic Extension

Mark Harris

Mark Harris MA, CADC I, coordinates The Recovery Center, a project of the Multicultural Substance Abuse Prevention Program at Lane Community College. He is responsible for counseling students and staff, college policy, and staff and community training. He received his master’s in psychology from Sonoma State University.

His experience spans 40 years in the alcohol and other drug abuse field. As a national, state, and local consultant he has written grants, coauthored curricula, and worked in prevention programs in California and Oregon. He has worked with gang affiliated youth and adults in Los Angeles and Oregon. He has worked, trained and written curricula for the US Department of Education Western Regional Center for Drug Free Schools and Communities (“The Walls of Perception”); the US Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (coauthored “From Theory to Fact: Putting Prevention Research to Work,” Institute for African American Mobilization); the Oregon Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs; Oregon Department of Education; The Portland Urban League's Male Responsibility Program; and history, literature, sexuality, and addiction issues for Lane Community College's Rites of Passage Program as a founding member. He has provided technical assistance to community coalitions on substance abuse prevention and treatment, gang and violence prevention, and other multicultural issues.

As a journalist, Harris writes commentary for local newspapers and radio and hosts a weekly television program, “DiversiTV.” He has presented his African Centered Reality Therapy; The Book of Sand: 12 Steps of Racism Recovery Anonymous; Justice Chess: A Strategic Simulation for Planning Social Change, which includes portions of his "Prevention Guerrilla Field Manual’’; CR2A3SH; A Raisin in a Sea of Buttermilk, African Centered Reality Therapy; and Axiokhemistry: Multicultural Prevention, Treatment and Recovery workshops. At the UO he will develop and teach international treatment, indigenous traditional treatment, and pharmacology classes for SAPP.