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A journey to recovery: From suffering to joy

The WellMind method successfully teaches people like you to stop using addictive substances or behaviors to manage pain.

You too can be healthy and well; live a positive, meaningful life; realize your full potential; and build a joyful life.

Discover the joy of recovery

The Joy of Recovery is a book about hope.

Unlike most illnesses, recovery from addiction gives you more than you had before your addiction began. Recovery helps to heal the wounds that drove you to addiction in the first place, and you resurface as a better version of yourself.

Discover how, if you address your addiction, you’ll eventually develop a happiness and peace through recovery that you might have never known before.

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“The Joy of Recovery is an important and often missing piece in addiction treatment. Recovery is about building a life that is just too good to give up. The healing power of Love runs through this book like a golden thread.”

William R. Miller, Ph.D.,
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry,The University of New Mexico

“Whether you are immersed in 12-Step mutual help groups or not, you’ll appreciate the wisdom and practical guidance of Dr. McGee’s 12 Touchstones of Recovery. Addiction is no easy illness and nor is recovery smooth sailing. But Mike makes recovery accessible to all who want to know the what, why, how, where and when of recovery – joyful recovery…”

David Mee-Lee, M.D.,
Senior Vice President of The Change Companies and Train for Change, Co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education

“This is a comprehensive, but very readable book, written by an expert clinician, and it certainly tells general readers what one needs to know to move toward recovery from addiction. Both people in need of such help and their family members will find it to be a valuable resource. I highly recommend it!”

Marc Galanter, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

Connect With Dr. McGee

Dr. Michael McGee

Dr. McGee’s approach to recovery is not just recovery through treatment; it’s recovery through integrated care for the mind, body and spirit.

Michael McGee, MD, believes that every person deserves psychiatric and behavioral healthcare with a human connection, clinical expertise, spiritual support, and private, personal, compassionate delivery.

Hear about the WellMind Method

With over 30 years of experience in psychiatry, Dr. McGee’s many years of research and clinical interests have included extensive experience in addiction treatment. The 12 Touchstones of Recovery™ are the cornerstone of the WellMind Method™ that has provided addiction recovery and wellbeing for thousands of patients.

Dr. McGee has presented and published extensively on the topics of spirituality, and addictions. His new book, The Joy of Recovery, teaches how to cultivate happiness and peace through recovery. Schedule Dr. McGee to speak at your event

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Dr. McGee’s Practice

It’s more than psychiatric care. It’s a compassionate journey to your long-term health and wellness with someone who cares.

WellMind with Dr. McGee is your care on your terms. For those who prefer in person treatment, office visits are available.

WellMind with Dr. McGee lets you stay connected to your doctor – always.

“We live in a world infested with addiction. Dr. McGee and his program is a way to conquer and cope with this deadly disease. He has my eternal respect and thanks.”

– J.S.

“He has helped me in more ways than I can put into words. I’m a better me because of him, and I am so grateful for that. “

– J.G.

“He truly cares about your mental as well as physical health. He has helped me to become a better version of myself. “

– E.K.

“His wisdom and advice have given me strength in my daily life. I appreciate how professional and friendly his approach as a doctor is. I couldn’t be happier with the care that he’s provided for me. “

– J.L.

Dr. McGee’s Blog

Live with Integrity

Integrity is about doing the next right thing for the right reasons from moment to moment regardless of urges to do otherwise. It is about acting with virtue. It is about doing what is best for everyone, including yourself. When you have integrity, what you think,...

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Look closely that you might see. Listen carefully that you might hear. See and hear clearly that you might understand. Understand deeply that compassion might arise. Let compassion arise that forgiveness might also...

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Put Others First

When I was younger, I would speed towards the parking space to get it before the other car. I was selfish. Even now, I experience impulses to gratify and soothe myself before considering the needs of others. I still have...

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Videos from Dr. McGee

Everything and Nothing can Make You Happy

It is ironic that in a society with so much abundance there is so much unhappiness. This is because we confuse pleasure and gratification with happiness. We mistakenly believe that happiness depends on having the right...

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Positive Intentions Promote Positive Change

Your intentions help you heal and grow. Intentions help you create the life you want. Intentions are the foundation of an intentional life, lived on purpose, to achieve your life vision. Intentions give focus and direction to your daily actions. They channel your...

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Change starts with self acceptance

There is a paradox to healing and transformation. The paradox is that to heal and transform, we must start with acceptance of ourselves exactly as we are. Change requires reverent self-acceptance. Why is this? Think...

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