Lost Dreams Awakening (LDA)

Recovery Community Organization

"Helping People Help Themselves"

The Lost Dreams Awakening (LDA) Recovery Center is a resource for education/training, support and socialization for those in recovery and their family and friends. It is meant to validate that recovery from the disease of addiction is possible! Our Recovery Center is the nucleus for our services.

Recovery Support Services, and educational programming available at the LDA Recovery Center utilize the experience and knowledge of Certified Recovery Specialist and trained Recovery Coaches.

These are non-clinical services fastening the seams between treatment and recovery. We focus on removing barriers and providing resources to those who are seeking to attain and maintain long-term recovery. The support WE offer is not meant to replace treatment or the diverse pathways of recovery.

The LDA Recovery Center strives to be a catalyst in improving quality of life, averting relapse and sustaining recovery!

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Lost Dreams Awakening in the NEWS:

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LDA Volunteers "Unite to Face Addiction" with Dr. Oz in Washington, DC

October 2015


Laurie Johnson-Wade , CRS, CBC, CRC, FPS, RSS

Laurie is a PCB State Certified Recovery Specialist (since 2009), a PCB Certified Family Recovery Specialist and Recovery Support Supervisor; a trainer of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy & Ethics for Peer Providers; a Certified NAADAC Recovery Coach; a trained Forensic Peer Specialist; a trained facilitator of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) Recovering Families Program; and a trainer of PRO-ACTS Family Education Series. Laurie's passion is Advocacy and is a staunch representative of the Recovery Community locally, statewide and nationally. Laurie was chosen in 2017 by the Faces and Voices of Recovery, ARCO (Association of Recovery Community Organizations) to sit with the Nation's acting Drug Czar to discuss issues and solutions concerning the Recovery Community and their Families. 

Laurie also mentors communities in establishing their own Recovery Community Organization and serves on the National Membership Committee for ARCO, Washington, DC. 

Laurie brings over 28 years of personal addiction recovery to the rewarding and revolutionary work of Recovery Support Services (RSS) and Recovery Coaching.

For more information call Trainer: Laurie 724-594-7903


Dr. Wade is a person in long-term addiction recovery, Established in 1991. As the Co-Founder of LDA, Dr. Wade welcomes the opportunity to share his experience, strength and hope in diverse recovery circles, while supporting individuals, their families and loved ones in finding or continuing on their chosen Pathway of Recovery. For information, call 724-594-7670 today!


Laurie & VonZell are trained in the Arise Invitational Interventions & Continuing Care for Families and are Executive Trainers of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and Ethics for Recovery Coaches; as well as the PA Certified Recovery Specialist.

Call 724-212-7899 for more information.