Wellness and Recovery:
Practical Applications for Addictions Professionals

Presented by John Newport, Ph.D., CEAP

Author: The Wellness-Recovery Connection

This presentation focuses on leading edge applications in addictions treatment/sobriety maintenance, drawing on materials presented in Dr. Newport's landmark book The Wellness-Recovery Connection: Charting Your Pathway to Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Health Communications, Inc., 2004).

FOCUS: This workshop enables participants to bring added value to their treatment programs. It addresses a key reason why millions of people battling alcoholism and drug addiction fail to reap the full benefits of recovery and optimal health: They don't adopt a wellness-oriented lifestyle. Participants learn how to effectively assist clients struggling with addictive disorders in strengthening their recovery and safeguarding against relapse: adding years - if not decades - to their life expectancies.

Presentation format can run anywhere from a 1½ hour Keynote presentation to a full-day intensive training.


  • To educate participants concerning the role of healthy lifestyles in safeguarding against relapse, and laying a solid foundation for lasting recovery.
  • To highlight practical applications of wellness principles in both primary treatment and continuing care. Topics include:
  • Overview of wellness and recovery
  • Research on role of wellness in preventing relapse
  • Nutritional foundations for recovery
  • Fitness and recovery
  • Combating nicotine addiction - the leading cause of death in recovery
  • Counselor wellness - AND MORE

John Newport holds doctorates in psychology and public health. He is author of "The Wellness-Recovery Connection: Charting Your Pathway to Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction", and is a leading authority on the role of healthy lifestyles in recovery from addictive disorders. He has authored over 200 articles on addictions/health care issues, is a columnist for Counselor magazine and is serving on a panel convened by the Center for Substance Treatment (CSAT) to develop treatment improvement protocol for health and wellness in recovery.


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