Jim Wuelfing

Recovery educator & advocate

Jim Wuelfing, is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. Jim has been a leader the prevention field including designing and implementing prevention programs and designing and training several prevention training curricula. His work in prevention has been honored several times…

Jim Wuelfing, is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to
exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. Jim has been a
leader the prevention field including designing and implementing prevention programs and
designing and training several prevention training curricula. His work in prevention has been
honored several times including receiving the inaugural Prevention Award from the National
Council on Problem Gambling, 2009 and having that award renamed the “Wuelfing Prevention
Award” in 2011. Additionally, the prevention program he developed for a college campus was
selected as one of six Special Programs of National Interest by the Planning Group of the
Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
with assistance provided by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, United States
Department of Education.
In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of
several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and Ethical Considerations for
Recovery Coaches as well as Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery
Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway. He, along with Stephen Gumbley, also developed a
training curriculum on the connection between prevention and recovery for the Center for
SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, a program of the Education
Development Center. He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community
organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction
Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on
racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with
Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.

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