George Joseph, a Sharecare expert, is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who began his career in 1983. He understands addictions not only intellectually and emotionally but also on a very personal level. George worked at Houston's Parkside Lodge for 5-plus years prior to becoming CEO of The Right Step and Spirit Lodge, which currently has in-patient and out-patient addiction facilities specializing in family recovery throughout Texas.
In addition to his unwavering commitment to clients and creating a caring organization, the years of hard work were recognized during 1999 and 2000 when George won the triple crown of counseling. In 1999, he captured honors as the Houston and State of Texas Counselor of the Year presented by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. In 2000, he won the highest honor given to an addiction counselor in the US, the 2000 Lora Roe Memorial Counselor of the Year, awarded by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. In 2009, George won The Behavioral Health Champion award as decided by Behavioral Healthcare magazine.