Sober People, Places and Things

Coaching Executives and Business Owners in Recovery from Addictions


Sober Homes:

    • Intervention America: National Directory

A web site for finding sober living or transitional housing in the United States.

  •          Oxford House, Inc.

The Oxford House is a nationwide not-for-profit organization running self-supporting  and drug free homes.
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD
Phone:  301- 587-2916
Toll Free:  800-689-6411


    •    Anchorage Transitional Living

Transitional Living for Men
655 Glendale Ave. Prescott, AZ. 86303
Office Cell: 928.273.3936
Office: 928.445.4327
Contact: Steve Emery


    • New Step Sober Living Homes —

Certified sober living homes with live in recovery coaches in Palm Springs
Email: George Thalwitzer at

    • Malibu Beach Sober Living —

Phone: Charlie Bentz, 310.924.0780

New Jersey:

    • Park Bench Counseling Sober Living —

1810 Shore Road, Northfield, New Jersey
Phone: 888.629.3330 (24 Hours a Day)

    • Middle River North —

Toms River, New Jersey
Phone: Dan and Juan, 732.703.6422

New York City:

    • Serenity New York —

Men and Women’s Sober Living and Transitional Residences in Chelsea, Tribeca and SoHo
Phone: 888.535.8323 (24 Hours a Day)

Sober Blogs:

    • Addicted to Dimes —

Catherine Lyon’s gambling addiction blog.

    • Addiction Blog —

‘A’ is for addiction, a comprehensive blog covering trends and discoveries
in both chemical and behavioral addiction treatment.

    • Addiction Inbox —

A blog written by Dirk Hanson, former Senior Contributing Editor
of The Fix, that contains articles and health studies about the science
behind substance abuse.

    • Brain Posts —

A blog devoted to analysis and commentary on research
in clinical neuroscience, including the effects of drugs and alcohol,
by research psychiatrist Bill Yates.

    • Conflict Management Blog —

Cinnie Noble is the founder of CINERGY® Coaching, a division of
Noble Solutions Inc. She is a lawyer, mediator, certified coach,
and a former social worker who has studied and practiced
a range of conflict management services for over 20 years. Her blog is
a step by step guide on over coming conflict.

    • CPDD Community Website —

A blog run by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence that provides
information on substance abuse research, treatment, and related issues.

    • Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery News —

A blog written from the addict’s point of view on behalf of the Dawn Farm
community of programs, providing news and articles on addiction and recovery.

    • Discovering Alcoholics —

A personal blog by a recovering alcoholic,
ranging from news and celebrity commentary to whimsical musings.

    • Drinking Diaries —

A blog about women and drinking, with contributions from
such writers as Jennifer Egan, Julie Powell and Kathryn Harrison.

    • Drug Monkey —

A blog written by an anonymous drug researcher
at the National Institutes of Health about ‘careerism in science’ and drugs.

    • Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise —


    • Neuroanthropology —

A blog written by two anthropological academics that includes
coverage of drugs and addiction.

    • Neurological Correlates —

A blog written by an anonymous biopharmaceutical industry insider
that focuses on issues related to dysfunctional behavior, such as addiction.

    • Parent Pathway —

Three moms whose children struggle with substance abuse
share their experiences.

    • Peeling the Onion Blog Spot —

Peeling The Onion, a blog by Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson.
It invites you to take a personal look at the lives we really live,
how we think about ourselves, and what shapes our day and
influences our decisions. You’ll learn to look at and deal with
difficult situations, challenge past assumptions, and discover how
changing your mind can change your world.

    • Recovery People —

An Austin-based weekly podcast for the Recovery Community,
featuring activists, authors, artists, researchers, thought leaders,
and other newsmakers.

    • The Recovering You —

Written by Rachel, the wife of an addict and someone who was brought up
by an addict. She writes from the place of her own recovery, and the
recovery of her husband – nearly 4 years clean. Her journey has given her
two invaluable gifts – 1) empathy for those living with addiction 2) a desire
to support and empower those who want to recover from a life of living with
an addiction or an addicted loved one.

    • Suboxone Talk Zone: A Suboxone Blog —

Questions and Answers about Opioid Dependence and Buprenorphine

    • Un Wrapping Minds —

From the desk of Naghma Khan, a Clinical & Addictions Psychologist
in India, she writes the blog about how to deal with the negative emotions
of life? You can contact her at her email: mail

Smart and Sober People:

Larry M. Barber, LPC-S, CT
Since the deaths of Larry’s wife, Cindy and their two-year old daughter Katie in May 1993, Larry and his two surviving children have received support, comfort, encouragement and knowledge about the grief process from countless friends, family members and fellow mourners sent into their lives. He feels an obligation to pass along the same support, comfort, encouragement and knowledge about grief to others who are struggling after the death of a loved one. The author of Grief Is Another Expression of Love and Love Never Dies and he is also a blogger. For more information call Larry at 972-960-9981, ext 108, and visit his blog at

Ronald Cohen, MD
Family Focused Solutions Psychiatrist
“When families come to me for help, I assume they have problems not because there is something inherently wrong with them, but because they’ve gotten stuck — stuck with a structure whose time has passed and a story that no longer works.”

Melissa Costello
A Nutritional Educator and Wellness Coach (NHI & Spencer Institute), Melissa works one on one with clients teaching them how to live a happier, healthier life through a plant-based, whole foods diet. Website:

Dan Griffin
Dan has been in recovery for almost 20 years, and watched men struggle with some very powerful demons in their sobriety. Author of A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, and a new book soon to be released. Contact Dan by email at: Website:

Heidi Grant Halvorson
Social psychologist Halvorson, a blogger for Psychology Today and assistant professor of psychology at Lehigh University, tackles attainment of goals in every area of life from relationships to sports.

Ella Hutchinson, MA, LPC
Ella is a Licensed Professional Christian Counselor certified in treating sex addiction and specializes in counseling partners of sexual addicts. She practices at Comfort Christian Consulting, PLLC, in Katy (near Houston) Texas.

Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
Author of the classic book: Feel the Fear, and Do It Anyway.

Jay Levin, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Patrick Kennedy

Michael J. Speakman, L.I.S.A.C.
The Parents of Addicted Loved Ones Group was founded by Mike Speakman, in July of 2006. Mike started PAL because he saw the need for continuing education and support for parents trying to save a son or daughter from addiction. Mike is presently on staff at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, an affordable faith-based Treatment Center for substance abuse and problem gambling. In his private practice, Mike provides focused family coaching sessions and he can be reached at 602.284.1411 or Website:

Dr. Henry Steinberger
A licensed psychologist in private practice in Madison Wisconsin. Dr Steinberger specializes in non 12-step or secular approaches to habits, addiction and recovery. Dr Steinberger is an advisor to SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) and authored The SMART Recovery Handbook (2nd Ed, 2004). He also supports Moderation Management and other secular and science-based self-empowering mutual-support groups. Website:

Catherine Townsend-Lyon

Catherine Townsend-Lyon is a woman in long term recovery from a gambling addiction. She and her husband live in Arizona. She authored Addicted to Dimes, in 2013. She also writes a blog on her web site: and works with other authors on marketing their books. You can learn more about her marketing at:   You can Email her at:


Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D.
Dr Surrey is a clinical psychologist and a Founding Scholar of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center, Wellesley College, collaborating with others top on psychologists, trying to break free from what they felt were the damaging effects for women of traditional therapy. She is on the faculty of the Andover-Newton Theological School. Dr. Surrey has been consulting and teaching Relational-Cultural Theory nationally and internationally for over 20 years, and has been working to synthesize Buddhist and relational psychology. She has co-authored or co-edited a number of books. Email:

Mikelann Valterra
As a money coach and Certified Financial Recovery coach, Mikelann works with many amazing people on their relationship to money. Often times, her clients feel as if money is their “final frontier”—while they’ve done work on many areas of their lives, money remains frustrating and confusing. Website:

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Bob is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development with Elements Behavioral Health. Mr. Weiss is an author and subject expert on the relationship between digital technology and human sexuality. Website:

Ray Williams
Ray Williams was born in a Prisoner of War Camp as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II in Hong Kong. His entire family spent almost 5 years in this camp, enduring a harsh and painful existence. This experience of extreme adversity had a great influence on Ray and his understanding of what it takes to persevere, survive, be successful and be happy. Website:

Andrew Tatarsky. Ph.D.
Dr Tatarsky is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of substance misuse. He has devoted his career to developing a comprehensive understanding of the broad spectrum of substance use problems and an integrative harm reduction psychotherapy approach to treating this spectrum. This treatment is described in his book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems, and several professional papers and book chapters that extend the approach. Harm reduction is a revolutionary framework for addressing substance misuse and addiction and other potentially risky behaviors that does not require abstinence. He is the director of The Center of Optimal Living, in New York City. He can be reached at: Phone: 212.213.8905.
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William White
William L. White is an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems and the Lighthouse Institute and past-chair of the Board of Recovery Communities United. Bill has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as an outreach worker, counselor, clinical director, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 16 books. His book, Slaying the Dragon—The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, received the McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery. His papers and monographs are available at:

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