Even Recovery Champions Need to Recharge

by: Gina Thorne, Business Development Coordinator at Harmony Foundation and TPAS Board President It’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks that I said my good-byes to my TPAS friends in Virginia Beach.   This year marks my 8th Collaborative and I continue to leave each one with valuable insight into this field of Recovery […]


Harnessing the Power of Smartphone Applications in Rehabilitation Alumni Services

by Samuel A. MacMaster Addiction is isolation. Individuals in the throes of addiction develop primary relationships with inanimate objects that can’t give back and instead steal their lives and distort their relationships with others. Connection is the antidote to addiction, and is vital for ongoing recovery. Alumni services are all about facilitating a healthy connection […]


Carver Brown: Gratitude and More

Carver Brown possesses a calm, gentle, compassionate way of being that makes you feel like everything is just all…..right in this world. In fact, Carver’s positive energy is so infectious that it makes you want in on the deal. If he tells you that it’s derivative of time spent as a yogi, you’ll likely want […]


Brian O’Shea: Practicing Self-Care

TPAS member Brian O’Shea, MAAP, CAI is Vice President of Public Relations at New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, located in Opelousas, Louisiana. Brian is also an interventionist, a sober coach and a highly regarded public speaker. At the recent TPAS Spring Collaborative, Brian led an inspired session on self-care, which was so well-received that we’ve […]

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Rock Bottom

By a Pine Grove Alumni Contributor It was only a few days after entering treatment at Pine Grove when I learned that being an addict wasn’t necessarily how much or how often I was using that made me an addict; it was my actions and behaviors while using that made me an addict. It took […]


TPAS – Recovery Through Collaboration

One organization that is near and dear to the hearts of those of us who work at A New Path is called TPAS. TPAS (Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services) is a professional membership association that promotes addiction treatment alumni programs as well as recovery support services. At A New Path, we believe that these alumni […]


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