A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Founder & Executive Director
The history behind the present development of Twelve Step Education Program of New England, Inc. has come from the experiences of hundreds of thousands of recovering persons who have followed the Twelve Step principles of the Anonymous fellowships. That recovery experience practiced in sober living has been the life style of the founder and executive director, Phil Malonson. He has learned the “hard way” that the most significant factor in relapse is re-exposure to a toxic using environment. Prior to his living in recovery, Phil spent many years passing through the revolving door of de-tox programs, discharged to the street, back to a using environment, back to the de-tox, etc. Now many sober years later, Phil has earned degrees in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling as well as Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling. He wanted to give something back by helping other men and women gain sobriety and a new life. He opened the very first sober home for himself and 7 other men.
Soon, more and more men and women started coming to Phil to ask him for a sober place to stay. He saw the need and Twelve Step Education Program of New England was born. Phil created the non-profit in 1992, to establish sober living environments for men & women recovering from alcohol/drug addiction. The underlying principle of 12 Step Education Program of N.E., Inc. is that sobriety begins by practicing a sober lifestyle. Phil knew that for many people, it is just too difficult to maintain their sobriety while they are back in the same environment where they were using alcohol and drugs. He had seen too many people learn the hard way that the most significant factor in substance abuse relapse is re-exposure to a toxic using environment. They spend years passing through the revolving door of their toxic environment, then to detox, then back to the same environment, repeating the pattern again and again. Phil Malonson created 12 Step Education Program of N.E., Inc.’s sober living environments to help break that cycle by providing a sober and supportive atmosphere for recovery. Phil is available for speaking engagements and presentations at companies and organizations. His story is inspirational and uplifting for any audience. Just e-mail Phil with your inquiry.