More About A&R

More About A&R

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


Alcoholics Anonymous

Codependents Anonymous

Meditation/Contemplative-Based Recovery Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

    Philadelphia Intergroup: or
    Brandywine Intergroup:

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.

Deborah Massey

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

Malvern Institute

MeadowWood Behavioral Health Systems

Mirmont Treatment Center

Penn Foundation

Rehab After Work

Books & Further Reading

A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery Recovery/dp/B005K5DZZM/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183693&sr=1-2

A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps 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 Addictions/dp/0061122432/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325184110&sr=1-1

Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book, 4th Edition dp/1893007170/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325183328&sr=8-2

Living Sober

Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps:
Living Recovery in the Present Moment 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 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 sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325183537&sr=1-1

The Thirst For Wholeness:
Attachment, Addictions and the Spiritual Path Spiritual/dp/0062503154/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183972&sr=1-1

Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience Nelson/dp/0664226884/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325184053&sr=1-11

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions