We know that trusted and supportive relationships are necessary in the recovery process. The members of our Team are there to listen and to help ease the loneliness of people and families who are struggling, 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 use disorders and addictive behaviors.
The A&R 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 use disorders. The team is not composed of experts, but of people who understand that the journey into recovery is essentially a spiritual pilgrimage towards greater wholeness in our lives.
We seek to share our experience with others, to reduce stigma, 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 Groups in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Meditation/Contemplative-Based Recovery Group
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
STAR Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.
Local Mental Health Professionals Who Specialize in Recovery
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.
Local Rehab Centers (Inpatient & Outpatient)
Main Line Health Center for Addictive Diseases
MeadowWood Behavioral Health Systems
Mirmont Treatment Center
Rehab After Work
Books & Further Reading
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