I am a long-time clinician that has spent the last 31 years exploring research-based and peer-reviewed methods to treat addiction.
I am passionate about supporting people to find alternative ways to exit addiction that are beyond the use of the 12-steps. I am energized by the use of various cognitive behavioral therapies, and emboldened that patients have access to medications which diminish cravings. My sense is that addiction is largely biochemical and that relapse is largely the result of cravings.
I am engaged by politics and suggest that to further the conversation about addiction recovery we need to explore ideas around oppression, stigma, and the various myths of chemical dependency.