Kim Welsh has been in recovery since January 5, 2006. She worked for five years in addiction treatment as a behavioral health technician and now is the Publisher of In Recovery Magazine (IRM). IRM is the only recovery magazine published exclusively to celebrate individuals in recovery. The magazine provides fresh, insightful information to enhance and encourage a happy and healthy recovery process. Both seasoned and first time contributors fill the pages with inspiring and informative articles about today’s recovery scene.
Kim resides in Prescott Valley, Arizona, with cat, McKenna, and dog, Ghost. In her spare time, she is involved in many community activities. She is a member of the executive committee for SAMSHA’s Recovery Day Event in downtown Prescott, Arizona, and is the recipient of MATFORCE’s Game Changer Award.
Kim is passionate about recovery and the arts and enjoys bringing like-minded people together. One of her sculptures was purchased in 2015 for the permanent art collection of the town of Prescott Valley and installed at the main entrance to the Prescott Valley Public Library.
Janet A. Hopkins, the Editor of In Recovery Magazine, has been in recovery since December 7, 1979. She has a masters degree in organizational management and an undergraduate degree in human services. She worked over 20 years in substance abuse and mental health counseling. Beginning as a volunteer at the Springfield State Hospital in Sykesville, Maryland and, after getting sober, continuing her career development as a detox and psych tech at Olney General Hospital, Olney, Maryland. In 1981, she was hired by the State of Maryland Drinking Driver Monitor Program where she was the Montgomery Country Field Supervisor and Acting Asst. State Administrator. She received commendations from the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Commission for her work with DUI offenders.
After moving to Prescott, Arizona in 1986, she began working at the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic as a therapist and DUI educator. In 1991, she was promoted to Chemical Dependency Program Manager, providing supervision of both inpatient (Hillside Recovery Program) and outpatient programming. She received the clinic’s Ernie Siegfried Award for outstanding contributions to mental health programming.
She was a founding member of the Northern Arizona Chapter of NAADAC and participated in the development of the licensure bill for substance abuse therapists. From early sobriety, Twelve Step service work has been a high priority in her life.
Now retired, Janet lives with her husband, David Hoy in Prescott, Arizona and St. Petersburg, Florida. She does her best to keep her activities to a dull roar, enjoying family, writing, walking and friends in recovery.