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“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.

Brian’s commitment to helping others recover from addiction and reach their full potential is his life’s mission.  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.  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 and Partner, Steve McAuley

Following a successful career as a Wall Street trader, Steve took on the biggest challenge of his life; he got StevePhotosober.  To the casual observer Steve McAuley was incredibly successful.  He enjoyed a 24 year Wall Street career, a beautiful family and material comforts.  Entertaining, partying, sporting events; 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.  With the newfound freedom Steve has found in sobriety, he has rediscovered the joy of living. His passion for excellence along with his business experience gives him the insight needed to connect with today’s business leaders who find themselves struggling with substance abuse.  He understands the process required to trade addiction for inspiration and transform liabilities into assets.

Richard Zielinski, Senior Director of Strategy and Partnerships


Richard is responsible for developing and implementing Full Recovery’s sales operations and partnership strategy. He brings over 25 years of highly successful sales experience working for Fortune 500 firms in the information industry. Over this time he has development innovative products and established ground breaking alliances and global partnerships for numerous high profile companies. I met Richard many years ago in recovery. He is an example of a sober, successful executive that has incorporated Full Recovery principles and practices into his life as he approaches 25 years of continues and prosperous sobriety. Richard is an accomplished skier and avid adventure sports enthusiast who has overcome many of life’s challenges. As the sole surviving parent he enjoys raising his two beautiful children in the country setting of north western New Jersey, reaping the gifts of recovery.

Lauren Beslity, Administrative Director

 – BA, CADC Intern

Caring, nurturing, and empathetic are a few words to describe Lauren. Lauren grew up overseas and has travelled extensively, and has developed a keen understanding of the diverse needs of multicultural people. She received a Bachelors degree with honors in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and is a member of Psi Chi among other national honor societies. Lauren has an acute interest of the neurological aspects of addiction which contributes to her therapeutic techniques.

Clinical Supervisor, Otto WilliamsOttoBW

 –  LCADC, Masters of Human Services    

Otto has dedicated his life to helping people battling addiction.  He personally participates in developing a customized treatment plan for each client.  By integrating clinical expertise, recovery principles and spiritual concepts, Otto provides Full Recovery clients the skill-set needed to live an addiction free lifestyle. Otto’s group classes are legendary and designed to encourage honesty, participation and change.

Holistic Nurse, Louise Umberto, RN

–  HN-BC, RN-BC, Consulting Hypnotist, Meditation Specialist, 
Healing Touch Practitioner

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 Full Recovery’s Consulting Hypnotist and Meditation Specialist.  Louise combines spiritual principles with medical skills and holistic practices to help transition clients into a new productive life in recovery.

Operations Coordinator, William K. Weiss

Bill W – BA, CADC Intern

At Full Recovery Wellness Center, we believe that the miracle of recovery can be taught, learned and duplicated; which makes us especially proud to have  Mr. Weiss serving as our Operations Coordinator.   Affectionately ,known as “Bill W,” he was one of Full Recovery’s earliest clients.  Since transforming his life through his own recovery, Bill has decided to give back to program that helped him by assisting others achieve the same success.   Bill is currently working towards his certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  As a successful graduate of the Full Recovery program Bill is uniquely qualified to share his experience, strength and hope with current clients who are working through the challenges that come with early recovery.

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