Howard Marlow, CGRM, CRM
Peer Support Specialist for Clackamas County Older Adult Program
Howard has an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from Laney College in Oakland, CA, and additional college studies in History & Psychology at California State College in Hayward, CA. Howard was also stationed in Korea from 1970 to 1971 as a US Army Medic. While living in Alameda California, Howard began gambling at local horse-racing venues. In 2008 he moved to Portland, Oregon and began his long term recovery from his gambling addiction.
After joining a 12 step group, Howard has abstained since March of 2008. During his recovery, he has been Chairman of the Columbia Willamette Intergroup Area 2G Oregon and SW Washington, and is currently secretary of a Gamblers Anonymous meeting. In April of 2015, Howard became a Certified Recovery Mentor and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentor at ACCBO. In June of 2015, Howard began working as a gambling recovery peer mentor contracted with Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery. Howard brings years of recovery and life experience as he joins MHAAO as an Older Adult Peer Support Specialist.