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Break The Chains
Adi Jaffe
Dr. Adi Jaffe holds a Ph.D in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is executive director of Alternatives, a Los-Angeles-Based behavioral health company. Dr. Jaffe teaches courses at UCLA and California State University in Long Beach that address addiction, specifically, or biological psychology and behavioral neuroscience more generally. Well-known for his online and academic writing, Dr. Jaffe’s views on addiction and his research on the topic have been published .....more»

allaboutaddiction.com

Appears:
2014-04-03: Myths About Addiciton
 


 
Allen Berger
Dr. Berger is a psychotherapist in Redondo Beach, California who has been in recovery since 1971. He has written extensively about the experience of recovery, emotional sobriety, and the psychological forces operating in the Twelve Steps. He is author of 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery, 12 Smart Things to do When the Booze and Drugs are Gone, and 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends. .....more»

Learn more about Dr. Berger and his work

Appears:
2014-04-10: Stupid Things People do to Mess up their Recovery and Smart Things to do Once the Drugs and Booze are Gone
 


 
Bill Scott
Bill, originally educated as a Social Worker, has been in the field of EEG biofeedback for 20 years. He is considered one of the pioneers in the field and a foremost authority on alpha-theta (an invaluable protocol for PTSD, phobias & fears, anxiety, addictions & peak performance). Bill has been featured as an EEG Biofeedback Expert on Discovery Science, CBS’s The Doctors, lectured at the American Psychiatric Association five times, and presented research at the American Association for the Adva .....more»

BrainPaint Website

Appears:
2014-04-24: Neurofeedback - A Powerful Weapon in the Addiction Fight
 


 
Burr Cook
Burr Cook is a board registered interventionist through the Association of Intervention Specialist Credentialing Board (AISCB), a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Recovery Specialist II (Certified Addiction Specialist-CAS II), a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor (NCAC) and a Registered Nurse. He is trained and experienced in the Johnson, Systemic, and Arise models of intervention.

He is a member of the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), the Na .....more»


Family Intervention Now

Appears:
2014-04-17: Everything You Need to Know about Interventions
 


 
Chris Edrington
Chris Edrington grew up skiing and hiking in the mountains around Vail, Colorado. After graduating from Vail Mountain School, Chris attended the University of Colorado, Boulder.

He found his way to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1998 after years of struggle with heroin addiction left him without a life and seeking recovery. Chris slowly built a new life in Minnesota, working first in constructions and eventually as a part-time tech at Hazelden. He entered the sober housing business literall .....more»


Learn More at St Paul Sober Living

Appears:
2014-05-01: Recovery Residences: The Next Step after Rehab for those who Can’t or Shouldn’t “Go Home”
 


 
Dan Duncan
Dan Duncan is the Associate Executive Director for the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (NCADA) –St. Louis Area. He has been with the council since 1995, and has worked in the substance abuse field for the past thirty years. Prior to his tenure with NCADA, he held positions as counselor, admissions supervisor and program director in treatment settings. He oversees the largest alcohol and drug resource center in Metropolitan St. Louis.

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Not Even Once.com

Appears:
2014-03-27: The Opiate Epidemic
 


 
Jerome R. Barry
Jerome R. Barry is director of the Independence Center and director of pastoral care at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Independence Center is the substance use/addictions services arm of Bryan Medical Center. He is a licensed mental health practitioner and licensed alcohol and drug counselor and has worked in the addictions field for over 30 years .....more»



Appears:
2014-04-03: Myths About Addiciton
 


 
Joe Putignano
Joe Putignano is a performing artist and contortionist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil. He was the star of the Cirque show Totem. He has performed in The Times They Are A’changin’ by Twyla Tharp and in a number of stage productions with the Metropolitan Opera. Putignano has been featured on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Human Factor on CNN. His memoir, Acrobaddict, was published in September 2013 by Central Recovery Press. He lives in New York City.

(Photo by Scott Marrs)

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Watch the Trailer for Joe's Book

Appears:
2014-06-12: Acrobaddict: A Courageous Gymnast’s Tale of His Descent into and Liberation from Drug Addiction
 


 
Linda Gingras
Linda Gingras is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a board-certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC II). She has extensive experience working with chemically dependent and dually diagnosed populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and also assists clients who are coping with a variety of emotional health issues. As the Director of Addiction and Prevention Services at Jewish Family Service in Los Angeles, she is responsible for coordinating and/or providing subs .....more»

The Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment

Appears:
2014-05-15: Women and Addiction
 


 
Michael Kuhar
Michael J. Kuhar, Ph.D is a neuroscientist, professor at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, and author of The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs and Alcohol (2012 FT Press).

He has been an international leader in research. He has served as president of both the College on Problems on Drug Dependence (1999-2000) and the International Drug Abuse Research Society (2004-2008). In 2000, he testified at a congressional subcommittee hearing on the budget of the .....more»


For more information about Dr. Kuhar visit: www.emory.edu/neuroscience/Kuhar

Appears:
2014-06-05: Drugs and the Brain
 


 
Ray McGarty
Ray McGarty has worked in the behavioral health field since 1976. Among his many impressive credentials is that of having served as the clinical administrator of the Betty Ford Center. Over the years Ray realized that the vast majority of addicts had significant trauma in their backgrounds. He searched for a long time for some method that could accelerate the progress of people in treatment by allowing them to more effectively work through their traumas and thus reduce their need to abuse substa .....more»



Appears:
2014-04-24: Neurofeedback - A Powerful Weapon in the Addiction Fight
 


 
Sandy Swenson
Sandy Swenson is the mother of two sons—one of whom is an alcoholic and drug addict. The Joey Song chronicles her journey through the place where love and addiction meet.

A vagabond since college, Sandy found community service opportunities wherever she moved. Between unpacking boxes, hanging curtains, and figuring out where her kids would attend school, Sandy volunteered as a first grade teacher in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia; co-founded a volunteer group dedicated to p .....more»


Sandy's Website

Appears:
2014-06-19: The Joey Song
 


 
Sylvester Sviokla
Graduate of Harvard Medical School (where he was a two-year starter on the football team, culminating in his receiving one vote for the 1966 Heisman Trophy and an offer to try out for the Chicago Bears) and author of From Harvard to Hell…and Back, A Doctor’s Journey Through Addiction to Recovery. Previously owned and medical director for Skip Sviokla Entertainment Medicine, Inc. and for Medical Weight Management, Inc. in Massachusettes. .....more»

Medical Assisted Recovery Inc.

Appears:
2014-05-22: From Harvard to Hell…and Back: A Doctor’s Journey through Addiction to Recovery
 


 
Tricia Abney
Tricia Abney (aka Taite Adams) lives on the West Coast of Florida and has been clean and sober for over 12 years. A successful marketer and published author of several recovery-related books, including "Opiate Addiction," Tricia enjoys the benefits of living a clean and sober life and sharing the message of recovery with others. .....more»

Find Tricia's book, Opiate Addiction: The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out on Amazon

Appears:
2014-03-27: The Opiate Epidemic
 


 
Twyla Wilson
Twyla P. Wilson, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice. Drawing on the work of mentor Dr. Stephanie Covington, her practice emphasizes compassionate, holistic treatment of women with addictive disease. As a certified national trainer for Dr. Covington, Twyla trains professionals on gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment for women. Prior to private practice, she was a faculty member at Duke University Medical Center in the Departments of Psychiatry and Social Work. At Duke, she .....more»



Appears:
2014-05-15: Women and Addiction