Mission Statement

Life Continues Recovery combines a passion for recovery with highly trained & experienced professionals and state-of the-art resources to support clients and families through the full continuum of care.  Our experienced treatment and recovery leadership team has developed a modern, innovative approach to supplement residential and behavioral health treatment programs.  This approach has formed the foundation of our Team’s belief in the power of technology to increase patient engagement, prevent relapse, and save lives. 

Our purpose is to help people live healthier, more fulfilling, and meaningful lives.

Our Values

The Life Continues Advantage – We offer a new vision of remote behavioral health services along the full continuum of care to support long-term positive changes in people’s lives on their path of recovery.   Our excellent recovery coaches, supported by best in class recovery resources and tools, more effectively provide support to addiction recovery and other mental illness & wellness challenges.  

I am a person in long-term recovery.  I spent over 35 years in active addiction and depression. In 2014 I surrendered to the disease of addiction, asked for help, and am now celebrating a life more adventurous than ever before.  Problems with relationships, financial management, and legal issues have become solutions based in a true transformation of life. Life Continues after addiction.  Let me help you re-discover your best life yet!
I have worked in providing coaching, peer support, counseling, and education since 2014. I currently hold several professional credentials in those area including a National Recovery Coach Level II credential.  I will personally either be working directly with you or overseeing your care delivery and dedicate myself to provide the best opportunities for your success.
Let’s explore this adventure together!

Ronnie Sells

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead

National Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Grinstead has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD).  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). Since 1984, Dr. Grinstead has specialized in pain management, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and coexisting mental and personality disorders. He is an internationally-recognized expert and author in preventing relapse related to addictive and chronic pain disorders. Since 1996, Dr. Grinstead has conducted seminars and certification trainings across the United States and Canada for over forty thousand healthcare providers – including therapists and counselors.

The following are some of the ways I have served the Lord: My wife and I have served as missionaries in the Middle East for 29 years. I have served as a MemberCare/Biblical Counseling Pastor and Celebrate Recovery Pastor at a church in Texas and a church in Kentucky for the past 15 years. And, I have worked in our communities as a Police Chaplain/Crisis Responder at 3 departments since 2002. 
I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at age 13. After high school, I joined the US Navy for 4 years and during that time I walked away from my faith-walk. It was a dark and lonely time. Upon my discharge I renewed my walk with Jesus and I met and married Bev, my wife.
My educational journey began at the University of Cincinnati. I transferred to Georgetown College, Ky, and completed my Bachelor of Arts degree there. Next, I completed my Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. My Doctorate of Ministry was from Eastern Baptist Seminary with a focus on Marriage and Family.
As I said, I am the Pastor over Celebrate Recovery at our church in Kentucky. I’ve been involved in leading the recovery ministry of our church for 14 years. Personally, I have struggled with codependency, pride and control. Through CR, I have found victory in those struggle areas, and I have allowed the Lord to work on those areas as I submit my life and control to Him daily.

Dr. Raymond Hicks

Director of Christian Clinical Services

Rob Miller

VP of Operations

Start with HOPE!  Recovery is a journey that is built on HOPE.  You bring the hope to be the best you that YOU can be, and we can work together on your action plan for a better life. You can do it!  We can help!

Sometimes you just need someone standing beside you, encouraging you, and guiding you to be the person you always wanted to be and leave the bad baggage behind you. We believe that recovery and life should be fun, and we will encourage you to enjoy a healthy life.

Life Continues coaches, including myself, take a positive and non-judgmental approach to our client’s lives.  The client is the driver, and we are the navigators. 

Just say yes to HOPE.

As a Business Entrepreneur and Healthcare Consultant, John spent much of his professional career focused on operating or assisting treatment programs along the full continuum of care. With nearly 40 years of experience serving in senior management and entrepreneurial roles for physical, occupational, and behavioral healthcare-related organizations globally, John understands the problems facing leaders committed to providing the best possible treatment outcomes for the populations they serve. He knows how to empower treatment providers so they can realize their full potential.

John also has a strong understanding of clinical efficacy and treatment efficiency, as well as expertise and background in business development and marketing, both domestic and international. He understands the details of private pay markets, corporate finance, strategic planning, and board development.  John is also the co-founder of several niche behavioral health businesses including an international employee assistance program that operated in over 50 countries and a premier sober and transitional living homes business.

John C. Stenzel

Healthcare Consultant