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More About Relevance Recovery

‘I always describe addiction as more of an infection than a disease. It starts off as a wound that isn’t taken care of properly whether that is a chemical imbalance, a belief system that is irrational, unresolved trauma or the inability to cope with conditions. A person finds a substance or behavior that fixes the symptoms but not the problem and the wound becomes infected (addiction). Addiction Treatment is where one goes to clean that wound out of the infection and then recovery, community, and relapse prevention are the protocol in order to finally heal that wound. Once all our wounds are healed, we need to maintain these practices so that any new wounds do not become infected.’ 

– Daniel Regan, CEO

Our Philosophy & Values

At HealingUS, our goal is to provide comprehensive and effective care that addresses the complex and delicate nature of mental health and substance use disorder. We strive to help individuals achieve sustained recovery and improved quality of life. As a connected community of Medical and Clinical experts, our program continues to evolve over time to incorporate new research and evidence-based practices. Individuals in our program receive personalized treatment plans with a range of therapeutic approaches. Our multifaceted treatment plan addresses the healing of the entire individual; emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs. We believe everyone should have access to quality care; HealingUS Centers continuously identifies and addresses systemic barriers that prevent marginalized populations from accessing care. We welcome you to join us on your healing journey.

Grow with Compassion & Inclusion

Build a program of Quality & Diversity

Lead with Love

Create a Recovery Community for all

A Letter from Daniel Regan

Achieving drug and alcohol recovery is a complicated process, I understand this first hand. That is why at Relevance we have created an intensive outpatient program that streamlines the drug and alcohol recovery process for our clients. This intensive outpatient program was created to solve the underlying causes of addiction, teach new coping skills, balance & heal the mind, body & spirit, and also empower with passion and purpose.

Our outstanding team of professionals will ensure that clients of all backgrounds feel relevant and needs are being met with excellent care. Our clients not only leave feeling motivated, healthy, and ready to start their new life – they leave with the ability to join into a strong, passionate drug and alcohol recovery community; where we will continue to monitor their progress and reintegration back into their new lives for over 18 months.

Our full continuum of care ensures that clients can take everything learned and created at Relevance and put it into action with other individuals that have graduated and achieved long term drug and alcohol abuse recovery!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Our Dedicated Staff

Meet Our Amazing People



Clinical Director

Joshua Ansley

Spiritual Advisor
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Jeff Romano LSW

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Jeff Romano, LSW

Chelsea Franchette MS

Chelsea Franchette MS, at HU Healing Centers

Chelsea Franchette, MS

Giavanna Marie Rodriguez

Case Manager

Giavanna Marie Rodriguez

Christopher Vallecillo

Christopher Vallecillo LCSW, LCADC

Christopher Vallecillo, LCSW, LCADC

Gianna Genello

Gianna Ganello LSW

Gianna Genello, LSW

Julie Gross

Julie Gross MSW

Julie Gross, MSW


Paul Gazzara

Medical Director
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Paul Gazzara

Latifah Oparison

Nurse Practitioner

Latifah Oparison, APMHNP


Christopher D'Alessio

Director of Operations
Christopher D'Alessio, M.Ent.

Christopher D'Alessio, M.S


John Bachmann

Director of Admissions

Daniel Picurro

Admissions Coordinator
Daniel Piccuro

Daniel Picurro

Gina Elia

Admission Coordinator
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Tiffany Colon

Office Manager
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Tiffany Colon


Allie Conte


Allie Conte

Gabrielle Wisdom


Gabrielle Wisdom

Business Development

Ashley Regan

VP of Business Development
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Ashley Regan

We are Relevance Recovery.

What our clients have to say about us.

In a world where the treatment of addiction has become "one-size fits all," Relevance is a breath of fresh air. The staff pride themselves on their ability to compose a personal road map of recovery for each individual. Creating unique treatment plans and exposing their clients to multiple pathways to recovery allows each person to truly find what is missing in their lives. Relevance is radically changing the face of addiction treatment.
Alicia C.
This place is something I wish I found years ago. The staff along with Dan and his family Go above and beyond to help us. It’s more like family than anything else and that’s what’s made this whole experience worthwhile. They take different approaches to recovery and teach us what tools work best for the individual. I’m grateful to have found this place!
Lucy Y.
Not only an amazing place but its ran by one of the most amazing families. They truly care about each person walking in and out of their doors. I highly recommend - would give 10 stars if I could!!
Nicole N.
Relevance Behavioral Health has helped my son remain focused on his recovery; and changed his life for the better. All of staff are helpful and are always willing to help and listen when times are tough. Groups are always enlightening and group activities are always fun and enjoyable. Staff members are down to earth and they always show by example, they do not judge. I would highly recommend Relevance Behavioral Health to any addict who is suffering and willing to make a change.
Michael K.
This is a wonderful place with people who actually care. I have been to many treatment centers and none compare. If you or a loved one need help I highly suggest going here.
Shawn M.
Relevance Behavioral Health saved my life!! Anyone struggling with mental health or addiction would 100% benefit from coming here. This place taught me so many skills and coping mechanisms I’ve never even heard of before, all of which helped me recover. I loved my experience here and would 10/10 recommend!!
Gabriela Z.
Definitely a wonderful place to receive help for mental illness and addiction problems. The staff make the groups informative and fun. If you are serious about your issues try relevance.
Evan S.
Relevance is the only place that I did not feel alone with my addiction. Not only have I found friends for life, I've learned that I am not only an addict but have a disease which caused me to suffer mentally. Because of this treatment facility, I have a plan to tackle life clean and sober!
James V.
Relevance of Freehold, New Jersey was by far the nicest, most helpful, consistent, and caring place I’ve ever went to for treatment. I am the class of 2022!
Chris C.
Everyone that I’ve come in contact with here really cares about the work that they’re doing. That’s a really hard quality to find in behavioral health. I would recommend their services to anyone who needs it.
Kari V.

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