Welcome to Happy Recovery

Happy Recovery was founded in 2013 as a Florida “S” Corporation by Dr. Dan and Diana Callahan. The Callahan team has been consulting, developing, and operating successful behavioral health programs since 2007. Dan has been in the field of Human Service since 1983. He achieved a Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) from the Tulane School of Social Work, and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Welfare.

Dr. Dan Callahan, DSW, MCAP, ICRC-ADC

My name is Dan Callahan and I am a human service professional for over thirty years. I work with men and women with various challenges including substance use, alcohol use issues including; depression and anxiety, and other life issues.

History & Accomplishments


Dan is the author of three addiction recovery books, “Success-Full, Living Life With Purpose: Recovery Mode” “Recovery Thinking, 90-days to Change Your Life” and Freedom Recovery, 90-Days to Recover!” all are available on Amazon.


Co-founder of ZenCharts, LLC, “Make Peace with Paperwork,” a behavioral health software suite including contact management, billing, treatment planning, progress notes, notifications, clinical decision support tools, empirical evidence measurement tools, and other charting tools.

Co-founder of Pentester, LLC a cyber security software and penetration testing company. Dr. Dan is a Social Engineer professional and heads the medical and behavioral health division to assist medical professionals and corporations to ensure the safety of their patients, adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Title 42 (42 CFR Part 2) for the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.

Treatment Programs:

Founder of The Last Resort PA, Inc, (TLRPa) a private treatment for adults with alcohol use disorder (AUD) located in the Republic of Panama, Central America for North American’s seeking private anonymous treatment without a paper trail. TLRPa served professionals such as business owners, C-Suite executives, police, attorneys, nurses and doctors all seeking recovery support to overcome alcohol use.

Founder of Solutions Recovery Center, (SRC) a private substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility located in Coconut Creek Florida and licensed by the Department of Children and Families, State of Florida. SRC served mature adult males with various SUD conditions.

Founder of Inspirations at Solutions Recovery Center a private substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility located in West Delray Beach Florida and licensed by the Department of Children and Families, State of Florida. Inspirations served mature adult females with various SUD conditions.

Founder of South Florida Therapy and Counseling Center a private practice counseling center for adults with various life issues seeking outside support, counseling, and therapy. Located in both Boca Raton and Fort Myers, serving all of South Florida.

From The Blog

Life in Recovery: Finding the Right Words

Recovery from addiction or alcoholism is filled with pivotal conversations – whether it’s opening up to a sponsor, making amends with a loved one, or even just asserting your own needs. It’s really difficult to find the right words in those important moments. I often leave a conversation kicking myself...

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Emotional Labor: A Brief Critical Analysis

Emotional Labor: A Brief Critical Analysis This article delves into the concept of emotional labor, first introduced by sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. It examines the impact of emotional labor on frontline employees, focusing on its significance in gender dynamics and its differentiation from task-based labor in the industrial economy. Emotional...

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Time Management: The Key to a Balanced Life in Recovery

“The whole secret of freedom from anxiety over not having enough time lies not in working more hours, but in the proper planning of the hours.” — Frank Bettger As individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drugs, we know that maintaining a balanced life is crucial to our success....

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The Power of Encouragement in the Recovery Process

“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.” – Donald A. Laird The road to recovery, whether from addiction, physical injury, or mental health struggles, is often a long and winding journey. It is a path filled with challenges and setbacks, which can leave individuals feeling disheartened and overwhelmed. In these...

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Are telehealth mental health services in your best interest?

In recent years, telehealth has emerged as a popular mode of healthcare delivery, especially for mental health services. Telehealth refers to the provision of healthcare services through electronic communication technologies such as video conferencing, phone calls, and messaging platforms. Telehealth has revolutionized the way mental health services are delivered, making...

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Anxiety got you?

Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While prescription drugs like Xanax, which belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, can be effective in treating anxiety, they are also associated with numerous side effects. They can be challenging to get off of once...

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Why Recover?

Abstaining from alcohol and other drugs can have numerous benefits, particularly for individuals with a history of alcohol or drug-related troubles. This article will discuss why abstinence can be an effective strategy for people struggling with addiction or other substance use disorders. Abstaining from alcohol and drugs can help individuals...

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Emotional Sobriety

The idea of “twenty-four-hour living” applies primarily to the emotional life of the individual. Emotionally speaking, we must not live in yesterday, nor in tomorrow. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 284 I believe Bill was sober ten years or more when he discovered a process he titled “Emotional Sobriety.” When...

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Together We Can

We must all hang together or we will hang separately. —Ben Franklin Recovery begins with “you.” But recovery is sustained by “We!” Quite simply, we do not get through life let alone recovery alone. Many of us on our journey have this irrational idea that being “left alone” and even...

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