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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Herbert Brooks

1936 - 2005

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. John Herbert Brooks Marker
Inscription.  An Atlantic City native, Brooks spent his early years in a life and death struggle with drug addiction. After conquering his own addiction, he worked to deter others from substance abuse. In 1969, Brooks co-founded NARCO, Inc., and, with volunteers, began to treat alcohol addiction. Several years later the group incorporated as the Institute for Human Development (IHD), a substance abuse program that set the bar for treatment programs across the nation. He served as the Institute’s Executive Director from it inception to 1993. “The Institute” became one of the largest drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Books studied business administration, human resources and psychology at Atlantic Community College and Rutgers University to enhance his skills. As a frontline soldier in the war against drug abuse, Brooks changed many people’s lives for the better, and for that this community salutes his valiant efforts.
 
Erected 2009 by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
John Herbert Brooks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. John Herbert Brooks Marker
Charity & Public WorkEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.731′ N, 74° 25.996′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and Arctic Avenue, on the right when traveling south on N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sara Spencer Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Clifford J. Newsome (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tsgt. Harold R. Brown Memorial Plaza (about 400 feet away); Soundra E. Usry-Hollingsworth (about 500 feet away); William "Sonny" Lea (about 500 feet away); Margaret Lee Caution (about 600 feet away); James L. Usry (about 600 feet away); George William Nelson Sr. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Additional keywords. addiction, mental health
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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