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.”
- Judge Lawrence F. Terry
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. As the Directors of Amicus House, they continue to uphold their personal values while maintaining a facility dedicated to helping those in need.
“Lori’s management skills are excellent, and she remains an expert in the treatment field.”
- Judge Paul C. Cole
License & Certification
Amicus House, Inc. is a California corporation. Amicus House is licensed and certified by the State of California. License #430041AP.
Amicus House is a founding member of the Certification Program, and participated in the creation of the standards outlined by Santa Clara County ordinance known as the Certification Guidelines.
We were one of the first treatment providers ever certified under these new Guidelines.
We remain licensed and certified by The State of California and certified by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Adult Drug and Alcohol Certification Program.