Ryan was raised in Hudson NH by a wonderful family, no one would have suspected that Substance Abuse Disorder would shape his life. All activities, hobbies and life ambitions had fell victim to Ryan’s struggle with SUD and found himself in many treatment centers over the years. Finally March of 2008 the message of Recovery stuck with him and he has dedicated his life to helping other people find the freedom and happiness they seek through recovery from drug and alcohol addiction that he has found. Ryan believes completely in treating SUD by treating the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Since then Ryan has maintained and remained extremely active in his personal Recovery. He has also gone back to school for Criminal Justice at Great Bay Community College after only having a 6th grade education. His dream was to go back into the Correctional Facilities and develop models for Rehabilitation to help the people who are incarcerated for SUD related issues get the appropriate help they need. While in school took a job in SUD Treatment and fell in love with the work. Ryan started off by landing a role as a Case Manager, then fell into a Facility Operations Manager role where he worked his way into the Chief Operating Officer. Ryan also has experience being the Director of Admissions and Marketing where he established and maintained both local and national relationships with other Substance Abuse Treatment Providers. In October 2015 Ryan founded Live Free Structured Sober Living which provided highly structured supports and high levels of accountability for highly motivated residents. After seeing a need to have a higher level of care through the deaths around New England Ryan partnered with some like-minded folks and opened New England Recovery and Wellness in December of 2016. The Journey continues…
JoshuaNew, LCSW, MSW
Joshua New is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Hampshire, as well as holding licenses in the state of Texas. He earned a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of New England specializing in the treatment of addiction services. Joshua has experience developing and managing programs in the private as well as the community mental health areas of service. He has 18 years of experience working with addicts and alcoholics personally and over a decade professionally working with individuals with addiction as well as mental health issues. He is trained in EMDR as well to help more complex issues of trauma. After a history of chronic relapse to substances and multiple treatment episodes and “failed” attempts at long term recovery, he was fortunate to find a provider that believed in a long term care model and was able to develop sustainable tools of recovery and a foundation for continued spiritual growth which he passionately still pursues to his day. He is not only trained in the clinical aspects of treatment that he loves to educate and teach individuals and families about, but he is also passionate about his presentation to motivate individuals about optimizing their life in all areas and teaching people how to be empowered, shedding limiting labels and creating a life second to none. Josh’s holistic approach to treating the whole individual physical, spiritually, and emotionally appears to have the most rewarding effect for those he works with.
He started his recovery working in the financial industry working as a licensed stock broker for some years before finding his passion professionally to work and serve people seeking a way out of suffering. In that process he met and married his beautiful wife of 15 years and has three amazing children whom he enjoys spending his free time with whether it be at family functions, playing basketball, swimming at the lake, or going on adventures to other states and cities. He believes no matter what as long as he is with his family and strengthening his bonds with them, life is good. A native of New England he is also an avid sports fan and loves all things Boston, but holds a huge passion for football and enjoying the Patriots during the season with his two boys and daughter.
Over the last 18 years working on himself professionally and personally through his own pains and joys in recovery three principles appear to guide him daily in his recovery. Living life on life’s terms and strengthening his faith in his higher power, cultivating gratitude and personal empowerment. His belief has been that Happiness is not a destination, but a creation. One which we control and create daily based upon our own humility to remain teachable and disciplined enough to take corrective action. Years ago he remembers sitting in an indigent detox in Southern California and reading an anonymous quote stenciled on the far wall across from him, that for him began the process of his awakening. It read, “Grateful People Are Happy People and Those Who Aint, Aint.”
Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor
Andrew is our Director of Sober Living. Andrew has worked in the treatment industry for 3+ years as recovery support staff, recovery case manager, and 12 step director. Andrew's struggles with addiction brought him back to doing what he loves most, working with others. In his free time, Andrew enjoys Boston sports, spending time with his son, being with family/friends and playing basketball.
Taylor currently lives in the Seacoast of New Hampshire but grew up in Southern California. She is completing a Bachelor’s degree is Women’s studies with concentrations in social work and race and ethnic studies at the University of New Hampshire. Taylor has worked various jobs in the treatment field for around two years before coming to work at RAW. Her goal is to continue helping others empower themselves. As a case manager she works directly with clients assisting them throughout their time in treatment and providing them with aftercare planning. She is completing trainings and hours to obtain her CRSW and plans to continue into a Masters of social work program with hopes of being a licensed therapist.
Matthew Schoenberg is the financial controller for New England Recovery & Wellness. He has a Bachelors of business administration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a Masters of science in Accounting from the University of Virginia. Matt worked in public accounting for 4 years after grad school, and after struggling for a while Matt came to New Hampshire to get sober in 2015. Matt has worked in the treatment and recovery setting since late 2015, first as a recovery staff and then case manager at another treatment center. Matt came to New England Recovery & Wellness when it first opened its doors and he has played an important role helping ensure the financial integrity of an organization that helps others begin their successful journeys in lifelong recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Tony Gonzalez, New England recovery and wellness is the new Outreach coordinator. Tony has been working in the treatment field multiple years. He has held jobs in this field such as director of Aftercare as well as director of operations. Tony is a person in long-term sobriety with a passion to help those still struggling with addiction. He brings a love and compassion that show threw the relationships he builds with our client as well as there family. He is a family man with a beautiful wife and new baby girl .