Our goal at Recovery & Wellness Professional Services is to help you make an informed choice as to the best treatment program for you or your loved one.

Breaking the cycle

Substance Use Disorder


Substance Use Disorders (SUD’s) are a condition that has affected millions of people worldwide. It has no prejudice or preference as to who it will target. SUD will not discriminate against a persons race, religious beliefs or sexual identity.

It doesn’t care if you are struggling financially or if you are monetarily secure, the end results are always the same. Together we can teach our youth the dangers of substance use, and the long lasting impact it will have on themselves.

Recovery & Wellness Professional Services has over 50 years of collective experience in helping our youth recognize their inner potential and worth. We teach the skills that our clients need to abstain from future use.

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Why see Us

Here at Recovery & Wellness Professional Services we have the ability of assisting you with your mental health needs, without having to go outside our team.

By having a team of treatment professionals and our own associate psychiatrist, we can help you avoid the frustrations of needing to split your treatment to different professionals throughout the community.

Our team can manage your treatment and provide you the competent care you need .We will go to schools and other professionals if necessary and assist the client in every way possible.

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Healing your Family

How you are affected

If you are reading this, you have probably already felt the negative impact within your family dynamics due to substance use and/or dependency of one or more members.

Substance Use Disorder, and the profound effects that it has on everyone, both directly and indirectly involved, is similar to throwing a rock in a pond. The “ripples” wave out and create a turbulence way beyond the splash. This can be catastrophic on the family unit as a whole.

Here at Recovery & Wellness Professional Services one of our primary goals is to help our clients begin to understand their worth, to love themselves, and come to terms with the impact that their behavior is causing those who love them.

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Recovery & Wellness Professional Services proudly serves the Asheville and surrounding areas. Contact us today to get started.

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Our passion at Recovery Wellness and Professional Services is to assist the entire family system through the recovery process. We look at recovery from an Integral perspective seeing it as an amalgam of genetics, epigenetics, family systems, psychodynamic theory, attachment disorders, unresolved trauma/abuse/neglect and pathological cultural norms that are both conscious and unconscious. We are flexible in our approach but believe all forms of recovery require the implementation of “Universal Spiritual Principles” such as honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, commitment, and compassion to name a few.

Lawrence Farber, L.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Lawrence Farber is a clinical therapist specializing in empathetic counseling of adolescents/young adults with expertise in substance abuse and recovery issues.

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We work with both males and females who have Substance Use Disorders, Process Addictions or Co-Occurring issues (i.e. unresolved trauma, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, unresolved grief, any metal disorder) We also can work with what is known as “Process Addictions” such as Sex Addiction and/or Sex and Love Addiction, Gaming (video games), Pathological Gambling, Codependency, Compulsive Exercise,  Eating Disorders (The latter often carries much shame as there is still a cultural stigma that eating disorders are a feminine specific issue.) We utilize Dr. Patrick Carnes “task” model, a revolutionizing process in addiction treatment. Dr. Carnes’s “30 Task Model” is a recovery model for all addictions that has been longitudinally studied with statistical rigor with over 1000 recovering sex addicts with multiple addictions. The results found that over 80% attained 5 years of “sobriety” (i.e. free from problem behavior) or more when just 18 of the 30 “Tasks” were completed.