AADAP’s Watanabe Receives Honorary Doctorate from CSUN


Mike Watanabe, president and CEO of the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc. (AADAP) speaks at the Cal State Northridge commencement.


Mike Watanabe, MSW, president and CEO of the Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc., received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on May 21 from California State University, Northridge.

Watanabe was born in Hawaii and grew up in Venice. He survived the drug epidemic of the 1960s and two and a half years in the U.S. Army with a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief. Upon his return, his growing concern wi