Sustainable Recovery For Everyone

Sustainable Recovery Program and Study

8-Week Online Aftercare Program

We are honored and excited to be able to offer this transformative program for people in early recovery. The Sustainable Recovery Program will help participants bridge the gap from treatment to living fully a self-directed life in recovery. The program is funded through donations and will be provided free to the participants with the exception of a $25 application fee to cover administrative costs. The program is offered in coordination with an institutional review board approved study with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

In addition to providing participants with evidence-based methods to develop skills to support their recovery, increase resiliency, and mental and emotional health, we will collect data to study the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions for the participants. This will help provide insights to substance use treatment professionals so they can continue to improve the quality of care offered.

How it works: Our first program will begin the week of June 20th and run for 8 weeks. We have room for 48 participants – 4 groups of 12 participants in our first program. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the 4 groups with one of our licensed counselors. Participants meet once a week in a live group session with their counselor and have daily activities and lessons to participate in. There is a private online platform for group members to complete their lessons, share their insights, and support each other throughout the week. All of the programs will support an individualized approach to recovery that supports the participants chosen pathway of recovery.

Participant Requirements: In order to be eligible participants must:

  • Have completed treatment for alcohol and/or other substance use disorder or within the last 12 months.
  • Commit to participating in the study, completing surveys at designated intervals until 6 months after completing the program.
  • Be willing to fully participate in the evidence-based program they are randomly selected for. Some groups include mindfulness and meditation.

Costs: The program is free for approved participants. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee. This fee goes toward funding materials and administration costs. If the applicant is not selected for the program, the $25 fee will be donated to the program and the applicant will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt.

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Thank you for all of your support!

If you have any questions, email rachel@wocompassion.org.

Our Team

Judi Johnson

Brad Osborn

Vanessa Kettering

John Bruna

Rachel Currier

Judi Johnson, LAADC-CA, ICADC, is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of California, a certified mindfulness teacher, and a Mindfulness in Recovery® facilitator. She has over twenty years of experience in treating substance use disorders and has been the Program Director of the Adult Drug Court in North San Diego County since 2008. Judi is a compassionate and experienced SUD professional who has a passion for helping others discover their best selves and develop the skills fully engage in their lives.

Brad Osborn, CADCII, QMHA, CAS/CACIII, has over 26 years of substance use disorder, trauma, family counseling, case management, supervision, and intervention experience. He is a dedicated professional, passionate about helping his clients flourish in their recovery. Brad has a private practice, Elk Family Reflections, and works with the Doyen Consulting Group. He is also a certified Mindfulness in Recovery® facilitator.

Vanessa Kettering, Ph.D. is the principal investigator (PI) for this study. Thank you for considering joining this project to advance the science of substance use disorder (SUD) recovery and treatment. Vanessa has earned her Ph.D. in positive developmental psychology from Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Her work has centered on stress management, self-regulation, and SUD reduction and recovery efforts.  

John Bruna is the co-founder of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute and the Way of Compassion Foundation. He has been in continuous recovery since1984 and began his career in the treatment field as a counselor in 1991. John is the author of the Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery and trains substance use disorder treatment professionals throughout the United States and abroad.

Rachel Currier is deeply grateful to be a part of the Way of Compassion Foundation and oversee the Recovery Resources programs. She shares that it brings her great joy to help connect people to resources and communities that improve the quality of their lives. Having overcome many challenges in life, in 2012 she began a personal journey of recovery and inner development. She is certified as a yoga teacher, a Mindful Life Program teacher, and a Mindfulness in Recovery® facilitator.