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Becky Savage

Becky Savage and her husband Mike tragically, and suddenly lost two of their sons to America’s opioid crisis. The couple was asked to speak at a local forum on substance abuse. They considered how Nick and Jack’s fate might save lives. The couple launched the 525 ...

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Nikki Myers

Nikki Myers

Founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery and CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis

Nikki Myers is the founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR), born out of her personal struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.  She has been in recovery for 17 years.  An accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner, Myers is also the founder of ...

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James Zadina, Ph.D.

James Zadina, Ph.D. is a professor at Tulane University School of Medicine.

James Zadina, Ph.D. is working to engineer a powerful, non-addictive painkiller.  In lab studies, the compound successfully relieved pain without substantial side effects, and human clinical trials are on the horizon.

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Drugrehab.org Michael L. Barnett, M.D., M.S.

Michael L. Barnett, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michael L. Barnett, M.D., M.S. is the Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Barnett is also a Primary Care Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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DrugRehab.org Amy Traylor

Amy Traylor, Ph.D.

Assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama

Amy Traylor, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. Her research interests include issues related to adolescent and young adult substance abuse and mental health, as well as the use of emerging technologies in social work ...

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M. Zachary Rosenthal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor at Duke University, Licensed psychologist in North Carolina

M. Zachary Rosenthal, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Duke University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Duke University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is Director of the Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program ...

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Dick Beardsley

Author of "Staying the Course, A Runners Toughest Race" and the subject of the bestseller, "Duel in the Sun: The Story of Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon."

Dick Beardsley is a record-breaking marathon runner whose legendary career has been recognized by the National Distance Running Hall of Fame. He is best known for his incredibly close finish with Alberto Salazar in the 1982 Boston Marathon – one of the most memorable in ...

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Amy Schreiner, Ph.D.

Amy Schreiner, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist and Coordinator of Prevention Programming at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

Dr. Schreiner is an Associate Research Scientist and Coordinator of Prevention Programming at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.  Dr. Schreiner is a licensed clinical psychologist whose research includes interventions for veterans battling alcohol and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...

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Sherry Stewart, Ph.D.

Sherry Stewart, Ph.D.

Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Stewart is well known for her research on psychological factors that contribute to alcohol use, prescription drug misuse, and excessive gambling. She also investigates mechanisms underlying comorbid mental health and addictive disorders.  Dr. Stewart holds a Governor-in-Council appointment with the ...

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Crystal Oertle

Crystal Oertle

Ms. Oertle is a woman living in long-term recovery from opiate addiction.  She is active in the recovery movement and appeared on a panel with President Obama at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta in 2016.  The Ohio single mother of ...

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Lori Brown

Lori Brown

Founder of "Buddy's Purpose"

Ms. Brown founded the nonprofit “Buddy’s Purpose” in memory of her son, Justin “Buddy” Pratt, who died from a heroin overdose at 26.  Buddy’s Purpose sponsors overdose awareness walks and other recovery-related events, and provides support for people struggling with addiction and their families.  The ...

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Marie Gallo Dyak

Marie Gallo Dyak

President & CEO of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)

Ms. Dyak is President & CEO of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC). The nonprofit organization is a resource to entertainment creators – working to foster accurate, realistic portrayals of substance use disorders and mental health issues in movies, TV and other forms of entertainment.  Ms. ...

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Dr. David Rosenbloom

David Rosenbloom, PhD

Professor of Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Rosenbloom is a Professor of Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, and is an expert on health policy and issues relating to substance use disorders.  Dr. Rosenbloom served as Commissioner of Health and Hospitals for the City of Boston from ...

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Joe Putignano

Joe Putignano is the best selling author of Acrobaddict.

Joe Putignano is the best selling author of Acrobaddict, and was recently seen discussing his book on Anderson Cooper360, CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, ABC, CBS, Headlining News, Huffington Post, CTV Canada, National Brazil TV Global, Instinct Magazine, The Advocate, TheFix.com, and in talks to become ...

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Katherine L. Beebe, Ph.D.

Katherine L. Beebe, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Titan Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Beebe is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Titan Pharmaceuticals. Her research has focused primarily on addiction, neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease, mood and anxiety disorders, metabolic disorders and obesity. Dr. Beebe’s research has been published in peer-reviewed medical ...

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Jack B. Stein, MSW, Ph.D.

Jack B. Stein, MSW, Ph.D.

Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. Stein is Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  He has over two decades of professional experience in leading national drug and HIV-related research, practice, and policy initiatives for NIDA, the Substance Abuse and ...

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Michael Frost, M.D.

Michael Frost, M.D.

Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine

Dr. Frost is a physician who is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  He is President of The Frost Medical Group, an outpatient addiction medicine clinic in the Greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Frost also serves as Medical Director of Eagleville Hospital in Norristown, ...

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Kelly J. Clark, M.D.

Kelly J. Clark, M.D.

President Elect, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Clark is President-Elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is board certified in both addiction medicine and psychiatry, and has practiced extensively in private practice and multiple settings. She has worked in opioid treatment programs utilizing methadone and buprenorphine, and served on ...

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Siva Sundaram

Siva Sundaram

M.D. Candidate at Harvard Medical School

Sundaram is a first-year medical student at Harvard Medical School interested in addiction medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, and global mental health. As an undergraduate at Harvard, he majored in Social Studies, focusing on medical anthropology in South Asia, and graduated magna cum laude with membership in ...

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Sharon Levy, M.D.

Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Dr. Levy is Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital and is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Substance Use and Prevention. Levy is ...

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Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT

George C. Miller Family Regents Professor at Texas Tech University and the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities.

Kimball is the George C. Miller Family Regents Professor at Texas Tech University and the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities. In 2011, the Center was honored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy as the model for college recovery programs, and ...

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Anne Thompson Heller, MA, MFT

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Metro Urban Studies. Masters in Educational Leadership. Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Thompson Heller is a person in long-term recovery since age 19. She attended the StepUP Program at Augsburg College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Metro Urban Studies. She earned a Masters in Educational Leadership, higher education and student affairs in ...

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Patrice Salmeri, MA, LADC

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg.

Salmeri is the Director of the StepUP® Program at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the largest residential collegiate recovery program in the nation. She also serves as President of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. Salmeri is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, holds a ...

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Daniel Raymond

Daniel Raymond

Policy Director for the Harm Reduction Coalition in New York

Mr. Raymond is Policy Director for the Harm Reduction Coalition in New York. His experience spans direct service in syringe access to advocacy for drug user health and hepatitis C treatment access. Mr. Raymond works in collaboration with a broad range of coalitions and advocacy ...

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Aaron Harris, MD

Aaron Harris, M.D.

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Harris is a medical epidemiologist in the division of viral hepatitis at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The focus of his work is developing and implementing strategies to prevent hepatitis B virus infections. He is a board-certified internal medicine physician, ...

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Steven Feinberg, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Feinberg, a board-certified pain medicine physician, is a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and a current board member of the American Chronic Pain Association. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Feinberg is ...

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Michael Robert Clark, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Director of the Chronic Pain Treatment Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Clark is the Director of the Chronic Pain Treatment Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also an Associate Professor and has joint appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head ...

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William L. White

Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute

William L. White is an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute and past chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. He has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and has worked in the addictions field since 1969 as a street worker, ...

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Joseph H. Moses

Joseph H. Moses

DEA Supervisory Special Agent

Joseph H. Moses is a Supervisory Special Agent and 24-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He has served in a variety of DEA roles, working overseas in Istanbul, Turkey and the Netherlands. Moses also held DEA positions in Los Angeles, St. Louis and ...

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James N. Hall

James N. Hall

Nova Southeastern University Epidemiologist

James N. Hall is a drug abuse epidemiologist with the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the Miami-based member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Community Epidemiology Work Group. Hall ...

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Linda B. Cottler, PhD

ABCD Florida Research Site, Principal Investigator

Dr. Cottler is Associate Dean for Research and Planning and Dean’s Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine. The Cottler lab has focused its work on ...

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Terry L. Jernigan, PhD

Co-Director, Coordinating Center, ABCD Study

Dr. Jernigan is Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychiatry and Radiology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Since 2008, Dr. Jernigan’s central research interest has been studying the developing human mind and brain. She has pursued this interest in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team ...

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Sandra A. Brown, PhD

Co-Director, Coordinating Center, ABCD Study

Dr. Brown is Vice Chancellor for Research and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Brown’s research has yielded pioneering information on adolescent addiction and the relapse process for youth, as well as long term outcomes for ...

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Mark D. Schenker, Ph.D.

Mark D. Schenker, Ph.D.

Board of the Society of Addiction Psychology

Dr. Schenker is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience, primarily focused on addiction treatment and recovery. He serves on the Board of the Society of Addiction Psychology as Member-At-Large for Practice, working toward the integration of psychology and addiction treatment. ...

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George Koob, Ph.D.

George Koob, PhD

Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

Dr. Koob, an internationally-recognized expert on alcohol and stress, and the neurobiology of addiction, is the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In this role, he oversees a wide range of alcohol-related research, including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention and treatment. ...

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Michael Owens, PhD

Michael Owens, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Studies

Dr. Owens is the Director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, and a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the College of Medicine at the University for Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. His research interests are antibody-based medications, ...

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Dr. Michael Taffe

Michael A. Taffe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor for Scripps’ Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders

Dr. Taffe is Associate Professor, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. His work centers on brain mechanisms which contribute to cognitive function and complex behavior, with a focus on the toxic effects of recreational drug ...

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Jane C. Maxwell, Ph.D.

Jane C. Maxwell, Ph.D.

Senior Research Professor, Center for Social Work Research, at the University of Texas

Dr. Maxwell is a national expert on substance abuse trends and is Senior Research Professor, Center for Social Work Research, at the University of Texas. She is one of 21 epidemiologists nationwide who report substance abuse trends for a work group established by the National ...

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Thomas R. Kosten, M.D.

Thomas R. Kosten, M.D.

Director of Alcohol and Addiction Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

Dr. Kosten is the Director of Alcohol and Addiction Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has spent more than 30 years developing cutting-edge vaccines and medications to help people with substance use disorders. Dr. Kosten serves as Vice-Chair, Psychiatry for Research, ...

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Dee Cloward

Dee Cloward

Person in Recovery, Volunteer Leader

Dee Cloward is a person in long-term recovery, a professional project manager, and an active volunteer leader for several organizations. She manages Special Event Webinars and podcasts for SMART Recovery® and also coordinates the nonprofit’s Court and Corrections Outreach programs. Cloward has worn many volunteer ...

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Nicole Kosanke

Nicole Kosanke, PhD

Director of Family Services Center for Motivation & Change

Dr. Kosanke is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Family Services, outpatient division, for the Center for Motivation & Change in New York City. She specializes in helping family members of people abusing substances and in the assessment process for families and individuals. Dr. Kosanke ...

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Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP

Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP

President of SMART Recovery®

Dr. Horvath is an internationally recognized expert on addiction treatment and leads SMART Recovery,® the largest of the non-12-step mutual help groups, with over 1,500 meetings worldwide. He has been president of SMART Recovery® for 18 of its 20 years. Dr. Horvath is a past ...

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Elizabeth Perez

Elizabeth Perez, MA

Public Health Advisor & Health Communication Specialist Office of Minority Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Perez is a Public Health Advisor and Communications Specialist at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. For three years, at the Office ...

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Joni Rutter, Ph.D.

Director, Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. Rutter is Director for the Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The Division’s primary goal is to support basic biomedical and behavioral research to address the public health problem of drug abuse and addiction. Dr. ...

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Gail D’Onofrio, M.D., M.S.

Professor and Department Chair, Emergency Medicine Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. D’Onofrio is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She is internationally known for her work in screening emergency room patients for alcohol and other drug use, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). Dr. D’Onofrio ...

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Christopher B. Forsyth, PhD

Christopher B. Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center. Forsyth is a renowned leader in field and has done extensive research and studies on the subject of alcohol, alcoholic liver disease and the effects of gut leakiness.

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Maria E. Pagano Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Principal Investigator

Dr. Pagano is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her primary research interests focus on what factors impact addiction recovery in adults and young people. Dr. Pagano is a licensed psychologist with ...

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Dr. Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D.

Co-Director of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Richard A. Rawson is recognized around the globe as one of the leading experts in addiction research and treatment development. For over four decades, Dr. Rawson has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the U.S. ...

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Carol J. Boyd, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Dr. Boyd is the Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan. She is a Research Professor in the Addiction Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, and a Professor of Women’s Studies. Dr. Boyd is a methodologist who designs studies aimed at ...

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Dafna Kanny, PhD

Dafna Kanny, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist for The Alcohol Program with The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Dafna Kanny, PhD, is a senior scientist with the Alcohol Program in CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In this position, she helps lead the program’s work to improve public health surveillance on underage and binge drinking, strong supporter of state ...

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Dawn M. Teixeira

Ms. Teixeira is President and Chief Executive Officer of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). The national non-profit provides peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism to prevent destructive decisions — particularly underage drinking, drug abuse, risky and impaired driving, teen violence and suicide. Ms. Teixeira is a ...

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Megan Patrick, Ph.D.

Dr. Patrick is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. Her published work focuses on the development and consequences of adolescent and young adult risk behaviors — including alcohol use, drug use, and risky sexual behaviors. Dr. Patrick earned ...

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William R. Miller, Ph.D.

William R. Miller, Ph.D.

Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, The University of New Mexico

Co-Founder of Motivational Interviewing Dr. Miller is the co-founder (with Stephen Rollnick) of Motivational Interviewing (MI) — a therapeutic method to help people overcome ambivalence to change. This client-centered, goal-oriented intervention — first outlined by Miller in Behavioural Psychotherapy in 1983 — evolved from experience in treating problem drinkers. ...

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Dr. Gregory Simon M.D

Gregory Simon, M.D.

Dr. Simon is a psychiatrist and researcher at Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) in Seattle.  He also chairs the Scientific Advisory Board for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the nation’s largest patient-run organization for people living with mental health conditions.  In addition, Dr. ...

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Sarah Hartz

Sarah Hartz, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Sarah Hartz is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  She has published research on topics related to substance dependence and psychiatric disorders, and is the recipient of numerous research awards.  Dr. Hartz earned a doctorate in statistics ...

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Thomas Earl Patton

Thomas Earl Patton

Thomas Earl Patton is a Washington D.C. attorney with Butzel Long.  He engages in complex civil and criminal business litigation, corporate compliance and business counseling and has handled significant, nationally publicized trials. Patton has served on the boards of five companies and is a distinguished ...

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Tonya Wheeler

Tonya Wheeler

Tonya Wheeler is Executive Director and a founding board member of Advocates for Recovery (AFR) in Colorado.  She is a Level III certified addictions counselor and has been in long-term recovery since 1990. Wheeler is a trainer for such topics as Recovery Oriented Systems of ...

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Richard Buckman

Richard Buckman

Richard Buckman is Board Chair of Faces & Voices of Recovery, a national advocacy organization for people in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Buckman is an original member and multiple-term president of the Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA) and founding President of Friends ...

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Michael Cartwright Addiction Specialist

Michael Cartwright

Michael Cartwright is Chairman of the Board of American Addiction Centers, a national behavioral health organization with treatment centers in California, Texas, Nevada and Tennessee.  American Addiction Centers helps more than 4,500 patients annually to overcome drug and alcohol addictions, compulsive overeating, gambling, nicotine and ...

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Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD

Susan Brown is a licensed clinical social worker, board-certified diplomate in private practice in San Diego, CA.  She specializes in the treatment of co-occurring trauma and addictions, and has extensive experience using a treatment approach known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.  She ...

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Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP

Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP

Creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Dr. Linehan developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based intervention that is recognized worldwide as the gold standard treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has also been shown in numerous independent studies to ease the symptoms of other complex mental ...

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Brian Fingerson Pharmacist

Brian Fingerson, RPh

Brian Fingerson, RPh, President of Kentucky Professionals Recovery Network (KYPRN), which administers the recovery programs for Kentucky’s licensed professionals with addictions (including pharmacists, accountants, chiropractors, dentists, etc.); 25+ years of experience helping licensed professionals recover from addiction.

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Paula Davies Scimeca, RN, MS,

Paula Davies Scimeca, RN, MS

Paula Davies Scimeca, RN, MS, author of “Unbecoming a Nurse:  Bypassing the Hidden Chemical Dependency Trap,” and a noted expert in chemical dependency in nursing; 20+ years experience in addiction and psychiatric nursing. Scimeca also authored a second book featuring the stories of 29 nurses ...

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Specialist in medication assisted treatment of addictive disorders

Jake Nichols Pharm.D, MBA

Jake Nichols, A Massachusetts pharmacist in recovery, who surrendered his license in 2010 after a 15-year battle with addiction. Nichols is working his way through a state monitoring program and will apply to get his pharmacy license re-instated next year.

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Gregory Skipper MD

Gregory Skipper, M.D.

Gregory Skipper, M.D., former Medical Director of the Physician Health Program for the State of Alabama; Member of the National Advisory Council – Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, appointed by the secretary of Health and Human Services.  Skipper is Director of Professionals Health Services (specializing ...

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Jack Stein, PhD

Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Dr. Stein oversees the science policy, strategic planning, program evaluation, communication and public liaison activities of NIDA.  Stein previously served as Chief of the Prevention Branch, Office of Demand Reduction, at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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Phil Scherer, Director for the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery

Phil Scherer, CAADC, PCGC, MISA II, CIP

Phil Scherer is Director for the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, which includes hospital-based and outpatient facilities for drug and alcohol addiction. He is a board- registered professional interventionist and current Board Chair of the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS). Mr. Scherer has more than ...

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Kim Stalcup, MPA

Person in Long-Term Recovery from Drug Addiction

Ms. Stalcup holds a masters degree in Public Administration and is working on a second masters to become a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  She is active in her community in Fresno, California, and has been in long-term recovery from heroin and cocaine addiction for ...

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Patty McCarthy Metcalf, MS

Executive Director Faces & Voices of Recovery Ms. Metcalf leads the national advocacy group Faces & Voices of Recovery, based in Washington, D.C.  Faces & Voices works to end discrimination against people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  Founded in 2001, the non-profit organization ...

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Colleen L. Barry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dr. Barry led the research study, outlined in this article,  that examines public opinion on drug addiction vs. mental illness.  She has a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University ...

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Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D

Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in addiction recovery and the founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI). Additionally, she provides training and consultancy to U.S. federal agencies, ...

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Tom Hill

Tom Hill is the Director of Programs at Faces and Voices of Recovery, a national organization comprised of recovery based associations. Tom Hill has been instrumental in publishing peer recovery support services (PRSS) in states that will receive health benefits. These addiction services will be ...

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Dr. Ralph Carson Ph.D.

Dr. Carson has been involved in the clinical treatment of addictions and eating disorders for over 35 years. His unique background in health science and medicine (BS Duke University, BHS Duke University Medical School) coupled with nutrition and exercise (BS Oakwood College, Ph.D. Auburn University) ...

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Sarah Bowen, Ph.D.

Sarah Bowen, Ph.D. is currently an Acting Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She received her doctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Marlatt at UW’s  Addictive Behaviors Research Center. Dr. Bowen’s research focuses primarily ...

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Rasha Salib, MFTI

Rasha received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Psychology. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, to complete her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, at Pepperdine University. Prior to joining the Journey Malibu team, ...

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Dr. Kathleen Carroll

Dr. Kathleen Carroll is the Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Psychotherapy Development Center as well as Principal Investigator of the New England Node of the Clinical Trials Network, both funded by the National ...

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Dr. Neff

Kristin Neff earned her Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development. She is currently an Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of Texas at Austin. During Neff’s last year of graduate school, she became interested in Buddhism, ...

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Mike Barry

Chief Executive Officer, People Advocating Recovery (PAR), Kentucky

Mike Barry is a person in long-term recovery who leads PAR — Kentucky’s statewide recovery community organization.  Barry is also a founding Board Member, past Vice President and current Board Chair for Faces & Voices of Recovery, a national advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.

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