Addiction Recovery Starts Here.
Genesis of Recovery consists of world renown addiction specialists who are committed to helping your family in the time of need. We understand addiction, some of us have lived it ourselves, you can trust the professionals at Genesis of Recovery.
What we do
Our passion is your success
We specialize in helping people overcome! Our name is our mission: Your recovery journey CAN begin today!
We have over fifty years of combined recovery experience and over three decades of professional experience helping people recover from addiction and alcoholism.
Every one of our professional staff has been affected by substance abuse or mental health issues in some way. It is our life's work to help you find a way out, and we delight to see the work begin! Our passion, we believe, is our purpose- and we long to help you find yours! We have witnessed thousands of people overcome addiction, and they all have ONE thing in common: They have all found something that they're passionate about. What is your passion?
Meet Herb Stepherson
I'm Herb Stepherson
I am a Nationally Certified Family and Peer Recovery Coach, Published Author, Key Note Speaker- featured on TEDX and various media; but most importantly I am a former addict. During my using days, I lived and felt it all: Homelessness, jail, overdoses, and I used to eat food out of garbage cans and dumpsters. I have been clean and serving those with various substance use disorders for nearly six years. I do this because, when I was struggling and lost, I didn't have anyone to advocate for me, or to show me the way to new life. I have built my name, my life, my family, and my future on being the person that I needed when I was lost and suffering. When I got clean, I vowed that I would always be there for anyone who feels like I once felt. I truly believe that I went through what I did so that I can now, reach down and pull those up who are still stuck in the mires of active addiction! Today, I am married to my best friend, Tiffany Stepherson, and we have a home and four beautiful amazing Children and a couple pups! It is truly amazing what has transpired in our lives, and I truly believe that if I can get clean and find such beautiful happiness, anyone can. And I will do anything I can to help you find Life more abundantly.
If you would like to know more about my journey, My book "Junkbox Diaries, a Day in the Life of a Heroin addict" is available on Amazon
intervention involves disrupting harmful patterns and helping realign families to implement changes that last a lifetime! We proudly boast a 90%+ success rate when attempting to get someone to enter treatment! Talk to one of our counselors to see if intervention is right for your family.
Treatment is where the healing begins for the afflicted person. Medically assisted detox, Residential, and various on going therapies are what make up the continuum of new life recovery. We have incredible centers nation wide with available beds; ready to love you to and through recovery!
Long term after care
We are all Nationally Certified Peer and Family Recovery Coaches, and we offer lifelong Coaching and after care for the addict/alcoholic and their families alike. You will never have to be alone in this again. We promise that.
Tailor Made Recovery Plans, just for you!
There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" recovery plan. Every person is unique and every journey to and through recovery is equally special. We want to be there for you and your special person, to help you navigate the treatment and recovery world, to better your chances of long term recovery by getting you and your family the care, love, and support that you all deserve! We can have a plan in place with you and your family within a few short hours, and it starts the moment we make contact!
We offer a wide variety of options in every state, including but not limited to; Intervention, Coaching, Workshops, Medical Detox, Residential inpatient treatment, Partial Hospitalization Programming, Intensive Outpatient Programming, Outpatient Programming, Sober Living, and so much more. All of the centers that we utilize are accredited and reputable and offer a wide range of both scientific and faith based approaches. Not every modality works for every person, so it is important to know you as the precious soul that you are, fearfully and wonderfully made. Perhaps you would get the most out of CBT, or a Christian tract? It is important to have someone who knows the ins and outs of what centers have to offer. We want to be your advocate in this process, you never have to feel alone again.
why we do it
We’ve been there...
We know what works and what doesn't. Each and every one our staff has been personally touched by and survived mental health issues and/or substance abuse: Whether it be at the hand of a loved one, or our personal story. We have overcome and we now use our expertise and our experience, to pass the Hope and Road map on to you.
We have witnessed miracles
We know that you can turn things around, but you might just need a little help. And that's okay! There is tremendous strength in asking for help, that's when the work begins! We have witnessed countless miracles in our works with addicts and their families! The transformations are incredible: from homelessness, life support, Jail/Prison, etc... To Present and loving mothers and fathers, Career paths, even a professional golfer; along with many centuries of long term recovery combined! No one is a lost cause! You can achieve anything you set your mind to! And we will walk the path with you, every step of the way!
What they say
Mother in Oklahoma
Hi! I hope this summertime finds you well and happy. I can only imagine how very busy you are–church, parenting, family, friends, Georgia bulldogs, baseball, and last, but by no means least, saving lives. Thank you for dedicating your own life to service; thank you for helping the many people whose lives are touched, in one way or another, by the tragedy of addiction.
I have been thinking about this road we have traveled. It is so important to me, to my present life, to my past, to my future, to my hopes and dreams. This journey will go with me throughout eternity. I am most certain that you will be there also. Something that has been such a large part of my life deserves attention in many ways. I took a class one time in journaling. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but guess what! I am going to write part of my story, and guess who gets to read it! YOU! I have given this job to myself. Why? Because of you, Herb. Because of my son. Because of my daughter and all family members of addicts, who have walked upon this terrifying path. I may look at this journey a little differently than most. Perhaps I have a moral and religious responsibility to share the story, You see, Herb, I am a Mother. I know your Mom is in heaven. Until you meet her again, face to face, clear-eyed and open-hearted, please hear my story. Please know how much your Mother’s love and pride transcend the distance between heaven and earth, between life and death. Please know she is with you.
My child is an addict. I love him. I was the earthly vessel through which God placed him on this earth. I remember the first moment my eyes gazed upon him. His eyes were beautiful. His little chubby face made him look like a little cherub who came straight from heaven. He landed in my arms. God placed him in my care. His breathing brought color to his face. His little hand grasped mine. The bond was for all time. I promised God that I would give my all to His creation and to try, with all my might, to bring glory to Him in how I raised this precious gift from heaven. And so it began.
Precious time, loving moments, memories created that will always touch my heart. Honors. Excellence. Participation. Pride. Hope. Scholarships. Mission fields. The honor of receiving an appointment to a military academy. Love beyond measure.
And then, in a heartbeat, life changed. An injury occurred. It was severe, requiring substantial medical care. And a physician who was close to me and close to him became the enabler and provider of all evil goods (bads!). It happened in less than three weeks. Life forever changed. Joy was over-taken by heartbreak. Fear pushed hope right out the window. Exhaustion and searching replaced all peace and happiness that once resided in my presence. Four letter words became commonplace in my vocabulary. Pain. Pill. Drug. Shot. Loss. Lost. Fear. Jail. Etc.
Those were all part of this Mother’s road. I failed with every attempt to save my son. The only success I had was in keeping him breathing, and that required almost all of my time and energy. I remembered that promise that I made to God. And I kept it.
My son, physically, survived. The eyes were not bright, the smile was no longer, and the little hand that held onto me was now pushing me away. The sweet giggles were overcome with lies, anger, attitude, etc. And the chubbiness–Well, in trying to withdraw, he lost approximately 120 pounds. You can not imagine the shell that remained. His father refused to accept the problem. He also refused to hold himself accountable for his part, medically, in the whole situation. My daughter, her brother’s precious little sister, was heartbroken. We, as a family, went through what so many families do–the loss, sadness, financial ruin, embarrassment, futility, violence, fear, loss of relationships, disappearance of trust, etc. But I could not and did not quit. “For I know the plans I have for you” kept resonating through my being. “Lo, I am with you always” kept coming to my mind.
Year after year, more injuries, more medical care, more poor choices–my son lost his life on a daily basis, and I, his Mother, could not stop the rampage. He wanted so much to quit, but contrary to what most people believe, it was not possible. At least it was not possible on my time schedule anyway. Losing one’s way incorporates the loss of most abilities and the loss of all possible opportunities to blend rational decisions into positive behavior outcomes. Addiction, in a Mother’s eyes, means death. I remember the day I resuscitated him. I will never be the same. I guess that now is a good time to point out that I have zero expertise in anything medical. I taught kindergarten and was excellent with bandaids for “boo boos”. I was a bit of a fainter, although I usually made it through the moments where I was very much needed. Later, it would “hit” me. Now, I am still a zero in relation to medicine, but I am a warrior, for I fought for my son’s life like you can not imagine. When he could not fight for himself, there I was, breathing. I might add that I was not always popular. I honored my Lord and Savior. I gave my all. So many mothers do this, yet no one can quite understand the tough journey that they take. I know. I understand the pain and the loneliness. Those mothers need hugs, comfort, understanding, rest, peace, etc. Many onlookers view the addict’s family as dysfunctional and failures of a sort. Our family was not at all that in the beginning. We certainly became the epitome of that, however, as the journey continued. My son’s addiction. My daughter’s broken heart. My failed marriage. My husband’s neglect of doing anything right for the family. I could not stop this rapidly moving train that was overtaking our lives.
And then, guess what! Herb came into our lives. How? That is a question that if I answered, you would not believe me. Let me just say that I have been so blessed, in many ways, one of which is that I witnessed a real, honest to goodness, unexplainable, unexpected miracle. It came from God Himself, straight from heaven. What did you do, Herb? Well, to begin with, you helped me speak. You gave this Mother the opportunity to open her exhausted mouth and ask for help. You picked me up and dusted me off so to speak. You gave me a purpose rather than the flatline of defeat. You listened, you directed, you offered your help, in a loving and nonjudgmental way. You pointed me forward and kept me from my continual backward fall. You helped me in ways that you will never know. You answered your phone. You returned calls. You checked in on me, just to see if I was okay. You helped me feel not so alone. You passed out encouragement and hope. You overtook the blame and abuse that had been laid upon my lap. You helped me understand that this was not my fault. You helped me accept what had happened. In doing that, I quit wasting my energy on what was. I could now focus on possibilities ahead. You facilitated our tomorrows, replacing darkness with light. With your help, my son became clean. March 6, 2017. His smile returned, and his beautiful blue eyes are clear now. His words of gratitude touch my heart. His ability to see beauty in the world and to express his appreciation for what he has been given means so much. To see him try so hard, and to succeed, in turning this tragedy into a blessing means more than words can say. To hear him pray and to know that he walks with God directing his steps once again……Oh my goodness, I feel so blessed. Thank you.
You, God, and my Son. The three of you were a trinity of hope, of survival of overcoming tremendous loss. You taught me to breathe, to rest, to begin to heal. Herb, you began the recovery process for not only my son , but for me, for my daughter, and for all others whose lives touched ours. Recovery is a process that includes not just the addict, but each and every person who loves him/her.
Family Member, Indiana
I recently contacted Herb asking for assistance in getting someone into rehab. It was after 9pm the evening I messaged him. He worked as much as he could that evening, stopping just before 11pm, saying he was at a stand still but would contact the insurance company first thing the next morning when they opened. He worked feverishly and overcame many roadblocks to make sure this willing heart was able to get the help she needed. He even continued to message me after he had left for the weekend to serve at the great banquet in his area to make sure all signs were go. He went above and beyond to serve this one of many. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for his assistance and his passion that drove him until the task was complete. Thankful that I was able to hear his story just 6 months before and was instantly crazy about his truth, his journey to recovery, his transparency and his passion to help others. There was a reason our paths crossed No doubt he is walking in his purpose!! ~Marla G. Kokomo, Indiana
I want to take a moment and thank Herb! Today he made a miracle happen! A dear friends Daughter was on a path of destruction and honestly if she hadn’t said yes to recovery today I truly believe she wouldn’t have made it much longer! He and his team changed 3 lives today! I wish I could do more than say thank you but I can say for the first time in 2 months Her, her Mother , and myself will actually get a full nights sleep! This was no easy task! We had tried everything to get her help and she always refused and each day was worse than the last! But within an hour of Herb and his miracle worker talking to her she was showered packed and on her way to recovery! My friend and myself are soo blessed that he was able to do what we thought was the impossible!! So I thank you again from the bottom 9f my heart! And please if anyone is reading this that is struggling or just doesn’t know where to turn call Herb and I promise it will be the best decision you ever make! Peace love and light! Godbless you Herb!!
-Stephanie F. Crown Point, Indiana
Herb Stepherson and AddictionTreatmentGroup has always been here for our family as we tried very hard to help our granddaughter!
Herb is our coordinator and main contact. When we started working with him he gave us his personal cell
number as well as the main number, and has always gotten back to us quickly, consistently and with
expert professional advice. The actual intervention professionals have all been extremely talented, well
prepared, experienced and truly caring.
Herb helped coordinate excellent plans for us with his vast reaching knowledge of highly rated and expert
rehabilitation centers. He was able to find appropriate centers for our granddaughter’s needs and helped
make all the transitions easy and without extra angst for our family.
One of the most appreciated things for us has been the constant support and follow-up by Herb. He is
always there for us and just a text or phone call away!
Interventions have to be one of life’s more difficult decisions. We felt well prepared and supported each
and every step of the way. Putting our trust in Herb and #AddictionTreatmentGroup, had been a wonderful
decision for our family!!
Helene H – Hobe Sound Florida
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