Addictions & Recovery Ministry
The Ministry of the Addictions & Recovery Team
The Addictions & Recovery Team provides compassionate, nonjudgmental presence for individuals and families within WellSprings who are struggling with alcoholism and other addictions, and helps connect people with resources for recovery and healing.
We know that trusted and supportive relationships are necessary in the recovery process. The members of the team are there to listen and to help ease the loneliness of people and families who are suffering from addictions, and to work alongside people in their recovery. We believe that a growing and honest spiritual life is an essential part of recovery from substance abuse and addictive behaviors.
The Team is composed of WellSprings members who are in recovery from their own or family members' addictions, and/or who have a professional background in serving people with addictions and substance abuse. The team is not composed of experts, but of people who understand that the journey from addiction into recovery is essentially a spiritual pilgrimage towards greater wholeness in our lives.
We seek to share our experience with others, to reduce the stigma of addiction, and to raise awareness of long-term recovery within our community.
If you are looking for recovery resources, please visit any of the links on this page.
Recovery Related Groups in
the Greater Philadelphia Area
Meditation/Contemplative-Based Recovery Group
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
STAR Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.
Mental Health Professionals Who
Specialize in Addictions Counseling
A. Michael Blanche
Chester Counseling Associates
Jeremy Frank, Ph.D., C.A.C.
Renaissance Nutrition Center -- H. Theresa Wright, MS, RD, LDN
Julie C. Young, Psy.D.
Rehab Centers (Inpatient and Outpatient)
Main Line Health Center for Addictive Diseases
MeadowWood Behavioral Health Systems
Mirmont Treatment Center
Rehab After Work
A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery
http://www.amazon.com/Burning-Desire-Dharma-Path- Recovery/dp/B005K5DZZM/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183693&sr=1-2
A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps
http://www.amazon.com/Womans-Way-Through-Twelve- Steps/dp/0894869930/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183592&sr=1-1
Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality
in the Healing of Addictions
http://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Grace-Spirituality-Healing- Addictions/dp/0061122432/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325184110&sr=1-1
Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book, 4th Edition
Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps:
Living Recovery in the Present Moment
http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-12-Steps-Recovery- Present/dp/1592858201/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183785&sr=1-1
One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
http://www.amazon.com/One-Breath-Time-Buddhism-Twelve/ dp/1579549055/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183645&sr=1-1
The Spirituality of Imperfection:
Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
The Thirst For Wholeness:
Attachment, Addictions and the Spiritual Path
http://www.amazon.com/Thirst-Wholeness-Attachment-Addiction- Spiritual/dp/0062503154/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183972&sr=1-1
Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience
http://www.amazon.com/THIRST-Alchoholic-Experience-James- Nelson/dp/0664226884/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325184053&sr=1-11
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
YouthSpirit is just for kids! It’s the place where young people at WellSprings gather every Sunday for fun, fellowship and friendship. In both regular classes and special spiritual workshops, kids experience and talk about the things that make living more meaningful, like friendship, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, and caring for self, each other and all living things.