About John Leadem, MSW, LCSW and Shawn Leadem, MSW, LCSW
Both John and Shawn Leadem are Licensed Clinical Social Workers in private practice in Toms River, New Jersey.
John has recently celebrated his 45th year in recovery and believes that “service to others is the cornerstone of spiritual maturity.” His professional service to addicted individuals and their families has included the development and direction of addiction treatment services in a full array of modalities from half-way houses to large residential treatment facilities over the past 44 years.
Shawn's lifelong exposure to the recovery culture and his personal recovery experience has left him with a deep personal empathy for the social and emotional suffering endured by others and a strong faith in a person’s ability to change. He has received his certification as a Sexual Addiction Therapist and as a Multiple Addictions Therapist by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals.
Together, John and Shawn have co-authored and brought their unique treatment model of relapse prevention, An Ounce of Prevention: A Course in Relapse Prevention, to residential treatment centers across the United States, they have trained therapists at numerous national and international conferences, and most recently have trained many EAP programs associated with many State Unions.
Articles by John Leadem, MSW, LCSW and Shawn Leadem, MSW, LCSW:
There Is Only ONE Reason Why Addicts Relapse
03 Nov 2016
Every Relapse Follows a Predictable Path
14 Oct 2016
If You Reserve the Right to Relapse, You Will
02 Sep 2016
Relapse Is a Process, Not an Event
05 Aug 2016
Getting Sober in an Unsympathetic or Unsupportive Environment
18 Jul 2016
Addiction Recovery is Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual
27 Jun 2016
Relapse is Not Part of Recovery
16 Jun 2016
There Cannot Be “Recovery” Until You Have First Established “Sobriety”
09 Jun 2016
Welcome to Our New Blog: Relapse Prevention
03 Jun 2016