Sustainable Recovery For Everyone

The Sustainable Recovery Program and Study

An 8-Week Online Recovery Support Program

Open to People in Their 1st Year of Recovery
Receive Support for Long-Term Recovery and Help Support the Treatment Field

Help Yourself and Help Others
Apply now for next program!

We are honored to support this transformative program for people in early recovery. The Sustainable Recovery Program will help participants bridge the gap from treatment to living fully a self-directed life in recovery. The program is funded through donations and will be provided free to the participants. It is offered in coordination with an institutional review board-approved study with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (IRB-22-86).

In addition to providing participants with evidence-based methods to develop skills to support their recovery, increase resiliency, and mental and emotional health, we will collect data to study the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions for the participants. This will help provide insights to substance use treatment professionals so they can continue to improve the quality of care offered.

Participants in the program will not only receive a high-quality program to support their long-term recovery, they will also help others by providing important data to identify the effectiveness of the recovery supports they receive.

How it works:

  • Our next program will begin the week of July 16th and run for 8 weeks.
  • Approved participants will be randomly assigned to one of the groups with one of our licensed counselors. Live online sessions with be on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings depending on the random assignment.
  • Participants meet once a week in a live online group session with their counselor and have online daily activities and lessons.
  • There is a private online platform for group members to complete their lessons, share their insights, and support each other throughout the week.
  • All of the programs will support an individualized approach to recovery that supports the participants chosen pathway of recovery.

Participant Requirements: In order to be eligible participants must:

  • Have completed treatment for substance use disorder (including alcohol) within the last 12 months.
  • Commit to participating in the study, completing surveys at designated intervals until 6 months after completing the program.
  • Be willing to fully participate in the evidence-based program they are randomly selected for. Some groups include mindfulness and meditation.
  • Be open and willing to try meditation and mindfulness if selected for one of those groups.

In addition, we recommend that clients:

  • Be stable in their recovery
  • Understand the difference between abstinence and recovery and have a history of being in recovery
  • Have at least two months clean and sober and are not experiencing any physical withdrawal symptoms,
  • Recognize that they have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol
  • Be willing to commit to your recovery during the course of this work
  • Be willing and able to participate in all activities associated with this work

Our next program begins in July! Apply now to reserve your spot!

Group Times: Must be available and able to be assigned to at least 2 of the following 4 group times every week. You will be randomly assigned to only one group. Live group sessions are one hour.

  • Tuesdays – 5:30 pm Pacific Time, 6:30 pm Mountain Time, 7:30 pm Central Time, 8:30 pm Eastern Time
  • Wednesdays – 5:30 pm Pacific Time, 6:30 pm Mountain Time, 7:30 pm Central Time, 8:30 pm Eastern Time
  • The next program begins on July 18th.

Costs: The program and materials are free for approved participants.

Apply: If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, we encourage you to fill out the application at the bottom of this page. Thank you for helping us make a difference! If you have any questions, email us at We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, we will be reviewing applications as we receive them and space is limited.

If you would like to support our program with a tax-deductible donation, you can use the “Donate” button below.


Thank you for all of your support!

If you have any questions, email

Our Team

Judi Johnson

Brad Osborn

Vanessa Kettering

John Bruna

Rachel Currier

Judi Johnson, LAADC-CA, ICADC, is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of California, a certified mindfulness teacher, and a Mindfulness in Recovery® facilitator. She has over twenty years of experience in treating substance use disorders and has been the Program Director of the Adult Drug Court in North San Diego County since 2008. Judi is a compassionate and experienced SUD professional who has a passion for helping others discover their best selves and develop the skills fully engage in their lives.

Brad Osborn, CADCII, QMHA, CAS/CACIII, has over 26 years of substance use disorder, trauma, family counseling, case management, supervision, and intervention experience. He is a dedicated professional, passionate about helping his clients flourish in their recovery. Brad has a private practice, Elk Family Reflections, and works with the Doyen Consulting Group. He is also a certified Mindfulness in Recovery® facilitator.