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Phil Scherer, Director for the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery



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 20 years of experience in the addiction field, and has conducted hundreds of family interventions since 1996. He has been training other interventionists since 2004. Mr. Scherer is certified through the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association at the supervisor level. He is also a certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor as well as a Mental Illness and Substance Abuse II professional. Mr. Scherer is also certified through the American Compulsive Gambling Counselor Certification Board and the National Council on Problem Gambling as a counselor of problem gamblers.

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