Ashley Addiction Treatment


May 23, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Wednesday, May 23, 2018


All Saints Church
3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, MD 20815




6:30 pm


When we get sober, our physical health has often been neglected. With the substances out of our bodies, we can now start to address some other issues about our overall wellness, namely nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Proper nutrition and exercise are vital parts of the early recovery process, as substance abuse robs the body of essential nutrients and can encourage self-destructive behaviors that lead to long-term health problems. In addition, regular exercise fosters improved sleep, greater energy, and enhanced feelings of well-being, all which make life much more manageable and enjoyable, making recovery that much more possible. In this interactive workshop, James Ryan will talk about the building blocks for wellness in early recovery.


James M. Ryan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and the Assistant Program Director overseeing Young Adult Services at Ashley Addiction Treatment. He joined the team as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern and has served as a Weekend and Evening Counselor, Relapse Prevention Counselor, Young Adult Counselor, and Young Adult Extended Care Counselor prior to taking his current position. He is dedicated to the holistic health of every individual. His theoretical orientation is rooted in spiritual and existential traditions with particular emphasis on the inherent human need for meaning and purpose in life. He believes that connection is the key to recovery with emphasis on three domains – self, others, and a power greater than self.


This is a free event and open to everyone. For more information go to, or contact Alumni Services at 410.273.2276,

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