Rodney’s Story

Rodney’s Story
Rodney is the mastermind behind the 449 Recovery organization. The story is amazing and inspiring. To learn more about why 449 Recovery does what it does take a moment to watch his testimony. It will move you.
Rodney Robinson, M.A. President/CEO
Rodney earned his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. He was employed in the capacity of Group Supervisor in the mental health ward for the State of California Youth Authority for a number of years. He has spent a good portion of his career working with addicted adolescents and adults and their families at several rehabilitation centers. Some of his experience includes working at the Positive Action Center with adolescents at Chapman Medical Center, as the Clinical Director for Coastal Mountain Youth Academy and as the Program Director for several treatment centers throughout his career. Over a 10-year period of time during the 1990’s, he was employed at Focus Health Care, the most successful treatment program in the country at the time.Rodney was a member of the team of clinical intake assessors who contributed to this success by creating one of the highest conversion rates ever seen in that company in terms of getting people into treatment and then obtaining and sustaining long-term sobriety.
During his stay at Focus Health Care, he was promoted into the lead administrator role and these efforts resulted in an ownership stake in the company which was eventually sold for $96,000,000. Recently, Rodney’s contribution as Program Director at Ocean Hills Recovery, a leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Southern California, has produced success rates in long-term sobriety of almost 74% consistently over several years. He also contributed to retaining clients and long term relationships with clients which produced results in revenues that were nearly triple the size of what the company had seen in its existence before Rodney took on his role as Program Director.
Rodney’s skills are vast in his ability to direct employees in a positive and self-supporting modality and create an extremely high rate of employee morale in his workplace. His experience in the mental health and substance abuse recovery field covers almost 30 years’ time. His abilities as a therapist in the drug and alcohol treatment field are evident in the vast success rates seen in his clients. His expertise in business has been consistently proven through his contributions to revenue production seen in every company he has worked for and managed. In his private practice, his clients have included several well-known actors, a Hall of Fame Director, Major League Baseball players, National Football League and National Basketball Association members in the chemically dependent and dual diagnosis populations. He has been the subject of numerous radio, newspaper and television interviews and has had a portion of his life depicted in the feature film When a Man Loves a Woman.
Rodney has been happily married to his beautiful wife, Susie, for over 25 years. Together, they share a blended family that loves each other dearly and includes 5 children who are very close and loving individuals. They also share seven happy and beautiful grandchildren. Rodney’s family is of the utmost importance to him.