Addiction professionals share their experiences and insights earned from years of helping alcoholics and drug addicts overcome addiction.
Alumni Coordinator, A.D.C.
Rebecca currently is employed as the Alumni Coordinator for
The Watershed and is working towards gaining certification reciprocity
in the state of Florida.
article: My Experience In The Field Of Addiction
Behavioral Specialist LCDC, CEAP, Certified Teacher
Joel Blaylock is from Allen, TX. He is the Editor of Behavioral News and Views who has written over 1,000 articles for numerous publications.
article: Beware of the Staff and the Patients will take care of Themselves!
Clinical CEO/Program Director
CAP, ICAD, executive vice president of National Policy and
Carol Colleran is a renowned counselor and the author of Aging and Addiction. She helped devlop the pioneering Center for Older Adult Recovery at Hanley Center, and continues to oversee its development in addressing leading edge baby boomers.
article: Finding a passion in older adult addiction treatment
Cynthia Downing is a psychotherapist and addiction
specialist in private practice in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She has a special
interest in treating Health-Care Professionals, and has led an Aftercare
for that population for 20 years. She also has a special interest in
treating dually diagnosed alcoholics.
article: Why I Love Being an Addiction Counselor
CEO - CAC II
Sequoia Recovery Services
Recovering since 1986, counselor and owner of AOD program, Board Member of Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals, Pastor of The Recovery Church.
article: Addiction Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor/HIV Casemanger
Robby Giunta is substance abuse counselor at an outpatient mental health clinic. He is completing his MS in psychology focusing on health behaviors and counseling.
article: My Community has AIDS, and They are Drinking Themselves to Death
Vice President of Clinical Services, LMFT, CADAC-II, ACRPS
Avalon Pain Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Grinstead is the Senior Consultant Trainer for the Gorski-CENAPS® Corporation. He is also the Vice President of Clinical Services for Avalon Pain Solutions, Inc. and the Clinical Director of Avalon Gardens, a 40-bed residential pain management treatment center due to open late 2007 in Palm Springs, California. Dr. Grinstead is an author and nationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management(TM) System.
article: Addiction Recovery and Smoking Just Don't Mix
Clinical Director, M.A., ICADC, LISAC
Gospel Rescue Mission , Tucson, AZ
Webmaster for Arizona Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
article: Helping others be Successful
LCSW, DCSW, CCJS, RATR, CDVS, ATODSW,LCAS,Diplomate
WNC Family Counseling Services, 828-648-8052
Email Yvonne at dkyjg4u(at)aol.com
article: You've Come a Long Way Grandma
School distict of Janesville
Carrie Kulinski, clinical Substance Abuse Counselor lives in Janesville Wisconsin with her husband Ken and her two children.
article: How Do You Work With Those People?
Lead Counselor, Residential Day Treatment Credientials:
MA, CAC Diplomate, CCS, CADAC II, NCAC II
Betty Ford Center
Margaret has been working in the field for 24+ years and is multilingual (English and Spanish). She has an MA in Community Counseling, and is certiied in PA and CA.
article: It Happened by Accident
Alcohol and Drug Counselor II
CADCA, 4 years of college, 17 years as life extremes in addiction ending in homelessness, 25 years of life’s extremes in sobriety living on the beach...In a home and HAPPY!!
Santa Barbara Co. Sheriff Dept
article: Where Addiction Takes You and Where Sobriety Leads You
Cathedral High School
Rebecca Pavlik-Heger is a Mental Health Counselor and Theology Teacher at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rebecca has been in education since 1978. She holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Addiction from Indiana Wesleyan University.
article: Educator/Addiction Professional Makes Sense
Carol Porto has a Masters Degree in Psychology and is a Licensed
Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She also holds a national credential of
Master Addiction Counselor. She began as an addictions counselor in
and, since 1992, has owned and directed a residential substance abuse
treatment program which offers both short and long term stays. The
approach is biopsychosocial. The content of the group sessions are
adjusted according to research based outcomes. Emails are welcomed.
carol(at)portotreatment.com. Please also visit
Carol M. Porto Treatment Center
article: Addictions Treatment--A Wow Experience
Executive Director, PhD, CASAC, CJC
New Hope Manor
Nick Roes is Executive Director of New Hope Manor, an all-female, residential, substance abuse treatment center in Barryville, NY. He is author of several books, and writes the Road to Recovery column for Addiction Professional magazine.
article: New Hope
CADCII, NCACII LMFT
LifeChanges Counseling Center
article: Getting the Most Out of the Journey of Therapeutic Recovery
President, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA
Shulman & Associates, Training & Consulting in Behavioral Health
Gerald Shulman, a clinical psychologist, board certified by American Academy of Psychologists Treating Addiction, a MasterAddiction Counselor and Fellow of the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators, has been providing or supervising the delivery of care to alcoholics and drug addicts full time since 1962. With over 80 published articles and instruments, he is an author of all three editions of the ASAM PPC, a member of the ASAM Criteria Steering Committee, one of three senior authors for the first ASAM Supplement and a workshop facilitator for CSAT's TIP #26, Substance Abuse Among Older Adults. He provides training on the topics of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, older adults with substance use disorders, treatment planning, outcomes based treatment and funding, relapse prevention and re-engineering treatment services.
He can be reached at (904) 363-0667 and email GDShulman(at)aol.com
article: My Career as an Addiction Professional
Desert Vista Recovery Center
John was a drug and alcohol addict for 32 years, and has been clean and sober for 16. After being released from prison, he earned an AA degree in psychology, a BA in psychology, an MHS in community psychology, and a Ph.D. in depth psychology.
Web site: ScumbagSewerRats.com
article: Giving Back
Director, LCDC, NCACII, ADCIII
Teen and Family Services
George is the current Director of Counseling for Teen & Family
Services Houston. He serves on the Safe and Drug Free Schools advisory
committee for the local School district, and has trained hundreds of
other profesionals on topics related to Teens and recovery.
article: Thirteen Years Later