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Amicus House

San Jose Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center

We believe quality recovery is a direct result of qualified and caring staff working together with our clients toward the common goal of sobriety. Amicus House is dedicated to providing total recovery services from any substance abuse problem. Our quality recovery environment, variety of specialized services, and our exemplary success rate demonstrate the strength of our commitment. For clients who complete the three phases of our program, we experience a 67% success rate, i.e. these clients maintain their sobriety for two years after treatment without relapse.

…a substantial contribution to our community in the private sector recovery programs.
-Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge


Experienced in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse since 1990 and in management for 10 years prior to that, Lori Johnson is the driving force behind the success of Amicus House. By being involved in overseeing individual treatment personally, she is able to maintain the high level of quality that has established Amicus House as one of Northern California’s premiere treatment facilities.

Richard and Lori Johnson founded Amicus House, Inc in 1998 after owning and directing Moriah, Inc. an alcohol and drug treatment program, which was comprised of 7 facilities founded by them in 1989. Richard Johnson began his career in the field in 1977 and was an innovator in the area of rehabilitation and the creation of alternatives to incarceration of alcoholics and drug offenders.

He became known and respected in the community for his accomplishments and the many people who feel they owe their lives to him. After Richard’s passing in 2001, Lori has continued their dream of providing the highest level of treatment at an affordable cost. A respected member of the community, Lori Johnson has proven her commitment to helping others. In addition to directing operations at the primary treatment facility, she supervises a network of certified transition houses.

In 2008, after retiring as a Health Care Program Manager at the Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services (DADS), Mr. Stephen Maggetti and Lori collaborated and began the Outpatient Treatment and Work Release components of Amicus House. Steve began his career in the field of substance abuse treatment in 1984 and has become one of the most highly regarded and well respected professionals in this field.

Over the years, Lori and Steve have established themselves as authorities in the field of addiction and recovery. After Steve’s retirement in 2012, Lori, as the Director of Amicus House, continues to uphold her personal values while maintaining a facility dedicated to helping those in need. In 2019, Lori is no longer providing residential treatment or outpatient treatment and will continue the Transitional Living aka Sober Living (SLE) and the Work Release Program as she moves into a semi-retirement mode.


We provide Transitional Living (AKA Sober Living or SLE) and the Work Release Program which both allow employment.


Audrey B.

I wanted to say Thank You Amicus house and Staff, Feb 22nd I will be Celebrating 5yrs clean and Sober!! My life has changed due to the steps my sponsor and being at Amicus House the structure they provided me with in early recovery has stayed with me. I am now an employee of Amicus House where i get to give back what was so freely given to me .It is a joy to watch the clients change their lives like i have. Thank you again Amicus House and Staff!

Jimmy L.

I am so grateful for Lori Johnson and her exceptionally wonderful staff at the Amicus House in San Jose, Calfornia. They have helped me changed my life once again! As a client, I have learned how to live my life without the use of drugs and alcohol. Lori and her staff fully understand the life of an alcoholic and addict, and have structured their program to where the client is given information and suggestions on how to stay clean and sober. I highly recommend the Amicus House to anyone who is serious in their recovery.

Charles W. Hayden

I highly recommend both the program and Lori Johnson to any court considering a relationship with a treatment provider.

Judge of the Superior Court, Retired

Burdette Pontier

We could not have chosen better neighbors than Amicus House next door.

Judge of the Superior Court

Their integrity was impeccable at all times, and I relied on them to assist me in coming up with a proper treatment program for their clients.

Chris C.

You have changed my life. Thank you for instilling in me the self respect, pride, and fight I once had.

Latest News


Big Changes at Amicus House

Amicus House is undergoing a big change! We are going to be providing Transitional Living or Sober Living services only...
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News from Lori 10.25.13

We want to welcome our new full time counselor, Mr. Jeff Geiger. He comes to us with LAADC and CADC...
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Job Posting: Full Time Residential Treatment Substance Abuse Counselor position. Need to have CDAC II at minimum. Further your career...
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Alumni Updates

Alumni Updates

Carola McWilliams

Dec 31, 1997 until today March 6th, 2014 and still clean including holidays and weekends-yahoo!!!! Truly blessed beyond the curse, not a victim, no longer...
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Alumni Updates

Rose F

I cannot express what Amicus House has done for our family. Our family member was there for 60 days and then transferred to their sober...
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Alumni Updates

Carola McWilliams

Its been over 13 years since I stepped foot out of the darkness and into the light…I want to thank those at Amicus that helped...
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