Rockland Recovery Treatment Centers was founded by Eddie McGrath, an alcoholic and drug addict who found recovery through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous after many years of struggle and relapse. Rockland Recovery began with the opening of the Rockland sober house in 2017; a second house was established in Dorchester the following year. Eddie is very passionate about recovery and is committed to not only helping addicts and alcoholics in early recovery, but to also meeting the needs of their families and loved ones. He is a member of the Family Restored Council and is also the founder and primary facilitator of the Family Restored’s “Addict in the Family Meeting” in Stoneham. Eddie also works as a certified Recovery Coach.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Joe Curran has worked in the field of substance use treatment for over a decade. Over that time he founded or helped co-found four organizations: 1) Addict in the Family, 2) Family Restored, 3) Silent Spark Counseling, and 4) Lighthouse Recovery. Addict in the Family is a support group for those affected by addiction. Family Restored is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for people who would otherwise be unable to access treatment. Silent Spark Counseling utilizes holistic practices to help addicts in early recovery. Lighthouse Recovery is a sober living facility located in Portland, Maine. In addition to these ventures, Joe also has worked in the capacity of case manager and 12 Step Director. He has a certificate in Contemplative Spiritual Direction from the Alcyon Center in Seal Cove, Maine. Joe is very excited to share his talents and experience with those seeking recovery in the greater Boston area.
Director of Program Development
Piers Kaniuka has worked with addicts and alcoholics for over 25 years. He is most interested in how to best utilize holistic practices in the treatment of addiction. Piers is the founder of Resistance Recovery, an online recovery resource and consultancy business; he is also the co-founder of the Liberation Institute, a 501c3 dedicated to bringing recovery, wellness, and educational services to the inmates of the Maine State Prison. Piers served as the chair of the department of Transpersonal Psychology at Burlington College from 2013 – 2016; he is also core faculty at the Alcyon Center, a contemplative spiritual retreat in Seal Cove, Maine. He has Master’s degrees in Theological Studies and Counseling Psychology and is a certified yoga instructor.
Bob Gallagher, LICSW
Bob Gallagher is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker ( LICSW). He joins the Rockland Recovery Team with 24 years of recovery and over 20 years of clinical experience serving people suffering from a wide range of emotional issues and addictive disorders. Over the course of his career, Bob has learned how to effectively utilize many modalities and strategies (collaborative, 12 Step, strength-based, dialectical behavioral, and motivational) to best meet the specific needs of his clients.
Bob has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University.
Director of Operations
Kayla’s interest in recovery is born in having first hand experience of the devastating effect of addiction in the family. She is especially interested in serving those closest to the addict as they tread the unfamiliar (or all too familiar) path to healing and recovery. Kayla has extensive experience working with non-profits, including the Old Colony YMCA and the Cardinal Cushing Centers. She has both a BA and an MBA from Babson College.