Dr. Frank is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he earned All American Honors in Football. Making his dream a reality, Dr Frank was a professional athlete from 1983-1987. He began his career as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers; he then went on to play with the New Jersey Generals of The United States Football League, his playing days ended in 1987 with the Detroit Lions.
Dr. Frank earned a master’s degree in counseling from Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ and his doctorate in philosophy and psychology, specializing in addictive disorders from Southern California for Professional Studies, Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Frank is considered a pioneer in the addiction field with his functional integrated therapeutic model, SOARFIT.
“ I often tell participants, become comfortable with being uncomfortable. If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you. I can recollect being consumed by the idea of becoming a professional athlete. Physically training, becoming bigger, faster, stronger was a passion and it gave me a purpose. However, I also had underlying anxiety and issues with insecurity. When I was no longer able to compete, the voices of failure and fears, were quieted by alcohol, actually a habit ingrained from a much earlier time in my life.”
Experiencing a fall from grace, addicted, loss of pride, family and self-respect, I turned my attention to a search for meaning. Re-connecting to my spirit, a flame began to increase. An internal connection increased, I began to live a program of recovery and experience life with a different perspective. I embraced the darkness and the light which resides in all of us. I began a journey in the exploration of the power of the mind. I became intrigued by the neurobiology of addiction and recovery. Why are so many consumed? What motivates someone to recover?
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