Establishing healthy human connection and relationships are of paramount importance in recovery from addiction. MAP Care Solutions provides a way for both you and your family to develop and maintain that connection. We are here for you because tackling addiction and recovery requires more than just willpower; it’s a continuous process of support, maintenance and structure.
MAP’s Peer Specialist have walked a mile in your shoes and can deeply relate to what you are going through in recovery. Your relationship with a specialist is based on lived experience, trust and confidentiality. They are there for you to help guide and support you in recovery through the ups and the downs, no matter what. They have a keen ability to inspire hope during times that are often filled with anxiety and uncertainty.
"I was born in San Antonio, Texas, and am a recovering alcoholic with a sobriety date of 3/30/1989. I enjoy working with people of all sorts of addiction backgrounds with personal knowledge that “addiction is addiction is addiction”. While my own path has been guided by the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, I have great respect for other paths and have experience working with drug addicts, as well as alcoholics in their chosen paths of recovery. I have also actively engaged in the program of Adult Children of Alcoholics because I qualify for that fellowship as well and have personal experience within my family regarding this disease. I remain active in Alcoholics Anonymous, attending two or three meetings a week, sponsoring five men and in good contact with my sponsor.”
"The first time I attempted sobriety, I was eighteen years old. Eleven years later, I walked into a meeting with more “white chips” than I was willing to admit to and feeling like a “lost cause”. I thought I had burned every bridge and used all my chances, but then...little things started to sink in. Because of my history and being, what I thought was, a “lost cause”, I want to walk along side as many “lost causes” as possible. I want to educate, listen and support. My goal in sobriety was the hope that my life could be a little less exhausting, scary and lonely. Today, I live a life that does not scare or exhaust me or those that love me. Loneliness has been replaced by deep and meaningful relationships with family, friends, service and clients that could just use someone to walk alongside them.
"Hi, my name is Ashley, and I am a person in long-term recovery-- what that means is, I have sustained from any use of alcohol and recreational drugs for over four years. Today, this allows me to be a mother of three, pursue a rewarding career in the field of addiction, and engage in a healthier, more productive lifestyle. My main pathway to recovery was utilizing therapy and SMART Recovery, a mutual support self-help group. I am a true supporter of ‘many pathways to recovery.’ I am a SMART Recovery facilitator who also participates in 12-Step program, Celebrate Recovery, and Refuge Recovery meetings. I believe the more tools you have in your tool box, the better you can reconstruct a life worth living. I am an Advocacy leader in the state of New Jersey and strive to break the stigma of addiction and mental health.
"Overcoming problems is difficult, especially when they penetrate to the deepest part of the soul and to those places where the will is weak. After seven treatment centers and multiple other attempts at sobriety, I gratefully surrendered to the process of recovery June 16, 2006. I am open minded to different programs of recovery including medications. My purpose now, is to give others hope and to get across the message of living a worthwhile life. Today, I work a rigorous program of action and have found my freedom. I don't judge anyone for their mistakes and try to meet everyone where they are at. I have found a passion for animal rescue and actively devote my time to volunteering, particularly with pit bulls because I'm always rooting for the underdog. I share my house with two dogs and three cats."