Frank Greenagel

Travels from New Jersey

Military, law enforcement, government agencies, social workers, and college communities all benefit from Frank’s presentations and insightful expertise into addiction recovery.

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Frank Greenagel has a wealth of personal experience, formal training and insight into the current opioid and prescription drug epidemic. He is a professor, a leader, and a clinical social worker who specializes in addiction and recovery treatment. Frank has presented to thousands over the course of the last fifteen years. He shares his passion in speaking to others to inspire change amidst this terrible epidemic.

Frank conducts formal trainings, hosts workshops and delivers keynote speeches around the country. He offers great insight and formal trainings for law enforcement as well as to various government agencies, the military, social workers, new students, and campus communities.

With a Master in Public Affairs and Politics, Frank currently runs the Family Program at College Recovery in New Jersey.  Frank is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and an instructor at the Center of Alcohol Studies.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in New York City.

Frank worked as the Recovery Counselor at both Rutgers New Brunswick & Newark Campuses, where he managed recovery housing and coordinated student and alumni activities. During that time, Rutgers won the 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. Frank has taught English to high school students, spent six years working as an outpatient counselor at Hunterdon Drug Awareness, served on the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, and was also the Chairman of the NJ Heroin & Other Opiates Task Force.  He presently holds certifications in MPAP, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC and CCS.

Ten years after he was granted an honorable discharge from 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 in a positive direction.

Frank is a passionate sports fan who loves the Minnesota Vikings and Major League Baseball. He is also an avid traveler, having been to many countries, states, and also every major Civil War battlefield in the United States.

Speaking Topics

Addiction / Recovery

Current Prescription Drug and Opioid Epidemic

What Today’s Law Enforcement Needs to Know

Military PTSD & Substance Use Issues

Military Prevention and Awareness Program