Addiction Recovery Starts Here.
Genesis of Recovery consists of world renowned Interventionists who are committed to helping your family in the time of need. We understand addiction, some of us have lived it ourselves. We have helped families in all 50 States and Canada find healing, recovery, and peace.
What we do
Our passion is your success
#Intervention always has been, and always will be the single most effective way of turning someone's life around. It demands accountability, it demands change, it creates an environment of healing- as a family. Addiction is a family issue. One person uses, but the entire family feels it. That is exactly why the opposite of addiction- recovery must be a family venture as well! We will help you overcome the codependency, and heal from the Trauma this addiction has caused in your life. It is what we do!
Intervention is Treatment for you. Recovery is treatment for them. By educating and empowering your family, you become better equipped for the long haul. It truly takes a village. Addiction affects everyone within the family system differently, and we will all play a vital role in the healing and recovery of the struggling person.
Your struggling loved one needs recovery, and you need peace in your life. We will help you find both concurrently.
In 2022 alone we have witnessed over 200 MIRACLES- Over 200 Brave Souls have put down the drugs and Alcohol and walked bravely into the world of Recovery! As a result of our intervention efforts, we have compiled over 500 years of life changing recovery for others! That's 500 years of combined recovery for our clients and their families. 500 years of peaceful sleep for mothers and fathers out there.
"When we present our new family structure to the addicted person, we are offering them the opportunity to join us in our new journey of healing and recovery. Remember, an intervention- the education & workshop, team building, restructuring of family dynamics, and rebuilding of healthy boundaries is treatment for you. Accepting the help being offered and entering into a treatment center, is the treatment for them. These two concepts and plans combined, and running concurrently begins, and completes a full recovery plan." -Genesis of Recovery intervention workbook Pg. 30
We have over fifty years of combined recovery experience and over three decades of professional experience helping people recover from addiction and alcoholism. We believe and have the experience to back it up- that recovering from Alcoholism/Addiction really does begin with the family, support system, and the environment around the struggling person. "When a Rose bush is having a difficult time producing the wonderful blooms and scents you expect it to, you don't treat the leaves, you treat the soil." - Our Founder Herb Stepherson.
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 nine 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 is our calling card! Intervention is so much more than getting someone into treatment. We take you through a formal workshop and help your family system realign to a healthier and more recovery minded way of life. We will discuss: denial, manipulation tactics, boundaries, and the difference between enabling and empowering! We proudly boast a 97% 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.
Legal Issues? Our Court Case Advocacy Program offers the opportunity to take full advantage of the programs being offered in your area. We want to make sure you get the help you need, while also obtaining the best possible outcome for your case! Addicts/Alcoholics & those with mental health issues Do NOT belong in jail. We are very good at making sure you do not end up there.
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 healing 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
Herb Stepherson Review 12/15/21
I met Herb at a realtor event he was the speaker and sat at my table we started chatting about what he was going to talk about which was drug and alcohol recovery/intervention program he was having success with.
I was in awe of what he had to say and how brutally honest he was about what he was dealing with with heroin addiction and his family his parents were also on drugs and moved him around the country and yet he found hope! A judge who heard his case when he was arrested from his drug addiction behaviors and realized he needed to go to a treatment place and not stay in prison places him in the Respite House in Valparaiso Indiana and then he went on to work at an intervention company and realize that was his passion in life and opened up his own business Genesis in Valparaiso Indiana.
I reached out to him on LinkedIn because he left the meeting before I could get a chance to talk to him and I was suffering deep sorrow over my sons alcohol abuse arrests blackouts homelessness loss of his children’s custody rights as a father -he has three children ages 12, 15 and 17 and only sees his 12 year old son with a supervised person his sister who has a child with Marfan’s syndrome and it’s difficult for our whole family.
My son was arrested I won’t get into the details Herb knows about it and he helped me get him from detox to a treatment center in Indiana where he agreed to do Herb‘s program and has currently been sober for many months living in the respite house with fellow recovering men. He is currently back to work now has his truck that he paid off which was towed and impounded. Cost $750.
I love the Respite House much more professionally managed than the other place that he was before. The manager let him leave for a weekend pass to a concert and he was arrested from driving drunk and in a blackout and passed out when police stopped his truck for swerving on highway 80/94. He could have died that day and possibly killed other drivers.
He really likes The Respite House. This recovery home is a wonderful environment for recovery.
Herb is to be highly recommended for his addiction coaching and recommending this wonderful Respite Home that treats men dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. So great the community supports the men’s recovery and brings food! It is amazing to me and it was an absolute miracle that I met Herb Steverson that day at the Realtor event and I believe that God sent him to me. Herb is my angel and the hugest blessing in my life because without my son being alive nothing else in my life is going to be the same I’m grateful every day for Herb thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me and my son we both think the world of you!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Herb‘s background and hands on education passion to get people bed to bed treatment care I believe gives him the ability to coach people with straight talk and what makes sense when nothing else does. His vision is a gift from God and gave him a purpose and ability to help others in their recovery path.
A grated Mom from Indiana
Thank you Herb.
Hey, not sure if you remember me, we talked on the phone in March of 18, I just wanted to let you know how just speaking with for an hour, omw to pick up, the day b4 I was strong enough to get help. Also the day I went into rehab. You made everything so easy,, found the place.. all I had to do was go,, which as you know is tough. You're a lifesaver. You were so different than anyone I've ever talked to or heard speak. I could tell you know that everyone's road in and out of that process differs and beside you pretty doing everything besides taking me, which you offered to do, really made it the easiest process. Just wanted to say thanks for pointing in the direction I needed to go to find me again. And helping me get past all the FEAR i made it out to be. That fucking fear was worse than walking into the facility. I wouldn't be here without our conversations. Happy holidays and please keep up the amazing work you do.
Thank you bro, my wife and the rest of my family have asked how it all happened, and all I could say was an angel named herb is the biggest reason for how I started down a better path.
God has been good
and our prayers have been answered,
We are parents of a troubled young teen who has choosen the wrong path in life and was headed for a troubled one without knowing it.
If it wasn't for Herb setting up an intervention to rein him back in and reassuring us as a family that everything will be fine we would not know what we would do!
After 6 grueling days of harassing phone calls, denial and I can do this on my own...we got the call we have been waiting for, he was ready for the help and get
rid of the monkey on his back.
We packed his bags and off he went, we all cried as we saw him off but it was not a cry of sadness it was a cry of relief that we all are finally getting the help so desperatly
needed. He has been in recovery since Dec.16th 2020 and taking it day by day, as he had a rough go in the beginning but has come to confront his addition head on.
His conversations with us since he has been there started out mean and taunting, now he is much more polite respectfull. We truley are very thankfull
that Herb came to our rescue!!!
Thank you Herb from the bottom of our hearts
B.& L L , Lake County, Indiana
Find us here: Valparaiso