“Your Success is Our Mission”
Full Recovery Inc. specializes in producing permanent, positive behavioral changes in recovering alcoholics and addicts. Our exclusive ”Full Recovery” program is the new paradigm for achieving a successful life in recovery. Our diverse team of Psychiatrists, MD’s, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADC), NJ Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC), Registered Nurses (RN) Certificated NJ Education Professionals (M.ED), Master of Social Work, (MSW), Master of Business (MBA), holistic service providers and certified Full Recovery counselors is led by best-selling recovery author and activist Brian McAlister. Our outstanding staff each averages over 25 years in recovery time, bringing unique skills from a variety of disciplines. Each staff member offers a unique perspective on the disease of and it’s ramifications. Our highly qualified staff offers innovative solutions for building self-esteem, spirituality and sobriety through education, motivation and dedication. We produce life changing results in the clients we serve.
President and CEO – Brian McAlister
Sober date: August 2, 1990. From a low-bottom unemployed alcoholic and addict to leading a workforce of 1,800 people producing nearly half a billion dollars in annual sales is just a small part of Brian McAlister’s journey. Husband, father, entrepreneur, best-selling recovery author and coach, Brian subscribes to the spiritual axiom that with God all things are possible. For the past two decades, he has studied success and human nature, with a major focus on recovery. His commitment to helping others recover from addiction and reach their full potential has become his life’s mission. He maintains an active role in the recovery community through his workshops and as a sought-after motivational speaker on the subject. These accomplishments are an example of the miracles that have taken place in Brian’s life. Miracles he believes can be taught, learned, and duplicated.
Vice President, Steve McAuley
Following a successful 24 year career as a Wall Street trader Steve took on the biggest challenge of his life; he got sober. To the casual observer Steve McAuley was incredibly successful. He enjoyed a storied 24 year Wall Street career, a beautiful family and material comforts. Entertaining, partying, sporting events and alike were part of the lifestyle, but addiction is no respecter of socioeconomic status. Slowly addiction began to take over Steve’s life. Finally he hit a personal bottom and was forced to confront his substance abuse. Steve’s sobriety led him down the pathway to a new vision of success as an executive sober coach and rehab/detox MHA. His passion for giving extends far beyond working in recovery. With the newfound freedom Steve has found in sobriety, he has rediscovered the joy of living. His passion for excellence along with his extraordinary business experience has given him the insight needed to connect with todays leaders who find themselves struggling with substance abuse. Steve’s personal journey gives him a unique perspective on the challenges faced by todays executives. He understands the process required to trade addiction for inspiration and transform liabilities into assets.
EVP of Marketing, Rory McAlister
Rory McAlister is an extremely well-versed marketing professional, with experience that spans print, digital, digital OOH, experiential marketing, social media and a wide array of innovative non-traditional media platforms. Rory is currently developing innovative marketing campaigns to bring the Full Recovery Wellness Center into the conciousness of both the substance abuse industry and to those who are looking for holistic alternatives to traditional treatment options. Prior to Full Recovery, Rory spent years in media industry aiding in business development initiatives at Adweek, The Wall Street Journal, and TouchTunes Interactive. He also served as the Entertainment Chair for the Digital Placed Based Advertising Association from 2010 -2012. Rory holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in field of Corporate Communications from Elon University, NC.
Medical Director, Dr. Constantine Diakolios
Full Recovery Wellness Center is proud to have Doctor, Dino Diakolios or”Dr. D.,” as he is affectionately known, as our Medical Director. Dr. D is Board Certified in Addiction and internal Medicine. He is New Jersey’s premiere opiate addictions medicine specialist and has overseen the detox of 20,000 plus alcoholics and addicts. Dr. D’s compassion for his patient and commitment to recovery is unmatched in the addictions field.
Clinical Therapist, Otto Williams
The Full Recovery Wellness Center is proud to have the experience and expertise of a seasoned therapist and addiction counselor like Otto Williams. Otto has dedicated his life to helping those battling addiction get their lives back. Through his long tenure in the field of addiction services, Otto has gained experience working with all walks of life; from high end rehabilitation centers to working with inmates at correctional institutions. Otto creates custom treatment plans based on each client’s unique circumstances and manages teams of therapists to ensure those plans are effectively meeting consistent benchmarks during the recovery process. His unequaled experience provides a wisdom and understanding of the underlying causes of all addiction, and the unique motivating factors that drive a successful recovery based on each client’s individual perspective.
Client Liaison, Amanda Hayes
Amanda Hayes is our Client Liaison and often our clients first contact at Full Recovery. Amanda’s medical experience as an RN, BSN includes psychiatric, detox, rehabilitation, operating room, eating disorders and homecare nursing . A graduate of Seton Hall University, her compassion for addicts has grown out of her personal family history. Her desire to be of service knows no limits as is evidenced by her volunteer work in India to work with children born with cleft lips and other deformities.
Training Director, Brian Ford
Brian Ford brings a level of maturity and diversity of experience to the Full Recovery team, that is truly unique in the recovery field. Air force Vet, Sergeant NYPD, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and energy healer are just some of what qualifies Brian to lead our exclusive Law enforcement Outpatient Treatment program.
NOTE: This program does not interact with other clients at Full Recovery and is for Law Enforcement members only.
Addiction Counselor, Kate Bowden
Kate Bowden is a native New Yorker, Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Hunter College, Bachelor of Art in Psychology summa cum laude. After spending ten years in advertising as an Account Executive, she earned a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Ms. Bowden’s clinical experience includes serving at the New York City Police Department as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, which encompassed clinical social work and credential alcohol and substance abuse counselor services. She has been a consulting therapist at The Freedom Institute. Ms. Bowden comes to the New York Center for Living from Caron Treatment Centers where she served as Director of Special Projects in New York and Bermuda, helping launch Caron’s Bermuda outpatient chemical dependency facility treating adolescents and adults. Previously, she served as Executive Marketing Specialist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Marketing in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, assisting in creating comprehensive inpatient chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders programs, respectively. Ms. Bowden did post Masters psychoanalytic training at the Training Institute for Psychoanalytic Theory and has co-authored field literature in Women, Trauma and Addiction.
Addiction Counselor, Louise Umberto
Louise Umberto is a compassionate healer. Her credentials as a HN-BC, RN-BC Holistic Nurse don’t begin to scratch the surface. Louise is a teacher and practitioner of energy therapies such as healing touch as well as hypnosis and meditation. Louise combines spiritual principles with medical skills and holistic practices to help transition clients into a new productive life in recovery.