What We Do
Here at the New Jersey Family and Addiction institute we specialize in providing a variety of services related to addiction. Services include individual, group, and multi-family therapy. We offer monthly workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to addiction including substance abuse, video games, and social media. Additionally we provide public speaking engagements to a variety of audiences including schools, professionals, and conferences. We specialize in working with men and women who are over the age of 13.
Who We Are
Frank Greenagel MSW, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, CASAC, ACSW, CJC, CCS
Frank has over 15 years of experience working in the substance abuse field. He conducts trainings and deliver keynote speeches around the country. Frank worked as the Recovery Counselor at both Rutgers New Brunswick & Newark for five years, where he oversaw recovery housing and coordinated student & alumni activities. Rutgers is considered by many to have the strongest recovery college program in the world. He has served on the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse since 2011 and was the Chairman of the NJ Heroin & Other Opiates Task Force. Frank has served on the Board of Directors for Hazelden Betty Ford and Hunterdon Drug Awareness. Frank supervises workers at the NJ Recovery High School in Roselle. Frank has run multi-family groups at various programs since 2005.
Frank is a professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and an instructor at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies. Prior to working in the substance abuse field Frank was a high school English teacher for three years. After previously serving 10 years in the Army as a younger man Frank rejoined the National Guard as a First Lieutenant in 2014. He works with soldiers who struggle with PTSD and substance abuse. Frank currently holds Masters Degrees in Social Work and Public Policy. In 2018 Frank started working on a Masters Degree in English.
Frank is a passionate sports fan who follows the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also an avid traveler, having been to 25 countries, 46 states and every major league baseball stadium (41 total). Frank has run two marathons. A true Anglophile, he’s played croquet since childhood. He has visited every major Civil War battlefield. In his free time, he likes to hike, garden, go to plays, read comics and reviews stuff on Amazon.
Andrew Walsh MSW, MHRM, LSW, LCADC Intern
Andrew has been working with substance abusers for three years. In 2018 Andrew became interested in video game addiction and researched the topic in-depth. His research culminated with his book Video Game Addiction 101. Andrew is a member of the Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol Studies faculty. He frequently provides presentations to adults and professional organizations. Every semester Andrew is a guest lecturer at Rutgers to both undergraduates and graduate courses. In addition to his work as a therapist Andrew oversaw the design of Carrier Clinic’s clinical trial program which was focused on technological innovations in behavioral health and substance abuse.
Prior to working in the substance abuse field Andrew worked in the Gulf of Mexico oilfield where he focused on business innovation. In spite of the success Andrew experienced in that capacity he felt a calling to return to graduate school to become a therapist and work with individuals and families impacted by addiction. Andrew holds Masters Degrees in Social Work and Human Resource Management.
Andrew is a voracious reader who enjoys books on any and all subject matters. He also enjoys building furniture from reclaimed lumber. In his free time Andrew enjoys yoga, cooking, hiking, and going to the movies.