Ben Bass, Chief Executive Officer, El Paso Alliance, El Paso, TX
Ben Bass is in long-term recovery and is the CEO of the Recovery Alliance of El Paso, which is a leader in peer-to-peer recovery support services. The Alliance has served over 15,000 people in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction since 1998 and over 1,500 homeless people with co-occurring addiction and mental health conditions since 2005. The Alliance provides culturally appropriate addiction recovery support services to El Paso’s diverse and largely Hispanic population, including: alcohol-and drug-free social and recreational activities, informational workshops, skills development and training, parenting classes, education, and housing. The work of the Alliance has helped obtained drug abstinence rates of over 70 percent after six months.