About Frank

Frank Greenagel, MPAP, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, CCS, is a clinical social worker who specializes in addiction & recovery treatment. He is licensed in NJ, NY, and PA.

Frank is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. He is also an instructor at the Center of Alcohol Studies. He writes a blog at greenagel.com. He conducts trainings and delivers keynote speeches around the country. He completed a Masters in Public Affairs and Politics in 2015.

Frank is the director of the family program at Soba College Recovery in New Brunswick, NJ. He consults for a variety of treatment programs and universities. He scribes a monthly newspaper column for the Home News Tribune and regularly writes for a number of journals and trade websites. He is co-chair of the Middlesex County unit of NASW-NJ and also sits on the Rutgers School of Social Work Alumni Council. He has spent much of the last year training police in NY, NJ and PA on issues surrounding addiction and community policing for the Center of Alcohol Studies.

Frank worked as the Recovery Counselor at both Rutgers New Brunswick & Newark for five years, where he oversaw recovery housing and coordinated student & alumni activities. In 2011, Rutgers won the NAADAC (National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors) Organization Achievement Award. Rutgers is considered by many to have the strongest recovery college program in the world. Frank served in the United States Army while studying history and English at Rutgers. He studied Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England, and taught English in Japan in 2003. Frank graduated with his MSW from Rutgers in 2006. He spent three years teaching English at Elizabeth High School and six years working as an outpatient counselor at Hunterdon Drug Awareness. He has served on the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (GCADA) since 2011 and was the Chairman of the NJ Heroin & Other Opiates Task Force. He served on the Board of Directors for Hazelden-Betty Ford from 2014 to 2017. In 2014, 10 years after he was granted an honorable discharge from his first time in the Army, Frank was directly commissioned into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a First Lieutenant. He helps soldiers that have experienced PTSD, substance abuse issues and tries to point them all in a positive direction.

Frank is an passionate sports fan who loves the Minnesota Vikings and Major League Baseball. He is also an avid traveler, having been to 25 countries, 46 states and 41 baseball stadiums (every current MLB park and 11 that have since closed). Frank has run two marathons. A true Anglophile, he’s played croquet since childhood. He has visited every major Civil War battlefield.

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