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David Filipini – Recovery Support Specialist

David J. Filipini is a Recovery Support Specialist at EDI since 2015 and has spent his career helping others. For the first ten years of his career, he worked as a teacher of English, Writing, and Alternative Education. Today he utilizes these skills most clearly as an instructor in two EDI programs, CRS Training and Adult Stoplift, as well as in his everyday work with EDI residents. For the second ten years of his career, David dedicated himself to working as a Mental Health Professional, in both the Family-based and BHRS modalities. That experience has proven valuable each day at EDI in its mission to help others to help themselves in recovery from Substance Abuse Disorder. He looks at his work today as urgent and necessary, given the opioid epidemic plaguing America today.

In his free time, David has been an ace musician fronting several regionally known bands. Though retired today, he looks back fondly at a celebrated career whose highlights include opening for Johnny Cash in 1996 and penning the song “Rock N Roll Party,” recorded by Philadelphia’s Charlie Gracie on Abkco Records.