About The Recovery Village Editorial Team

Welcome to TheRecoveryVillage.com, one of the world’s largest behavioral health care websites, reaching millions each month impacted by substance abuse and mental health conditions. TheRecoveryVillage.com aims to educate the public with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and often medically reviewed. We also regularly conduct continuing education webinars for healthcare professionals and publish related news and research on behavioral health topics.

Our Editorial Policy

Addiction and Mental Health are sensitive topics. That’s why The Recovery Village Editorial Team carefully vets and reviews every piece of content we publish. Throughout our website, on our medical web pages, blogs, news, related articles and in continuing education webinars, we deliver evidence-based content and medically reviewed facts that focus on behavioral health conditions, treatments and research. Our mission is to help others by delivering trustworthy, accurate and up-to-date medical and clinical information from a group of passionate contributing experts.

Our Editorial Team

The Recovery Village team is comprised of diverse business and health care professionals from our parent company, Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC. Additional external contributors are hand-selected for their unique subject matter expertise. Learn more about our editorial team below.

Amanda Agazio

Amanda Agazio

Amanda Agazio received her Bachelor's in Biology and Secondary Science Education from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her love of research began in the Rocky Mountains where she completed fieldwork to study mountain goat behavior and high alpine black fly population dynamics. Amanda is...

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Artur Dzhurinskiy

Artur Dzhurinskiy

PharmD
Artur graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2014 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. In addition to learning about various medications, Artur took pathophysiology and several different therapeutics courses, which helped him understand disease states and how to select the proper...

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Aleishia Harris-Arnold

Aleishia Harris-Arnold

PHD
Aleishia Harris-Arnold earned her PhD in Immunology in 2014 from Stanford University School of Medicine. She began her career in 2002 as a research scientist at the University of California, Irvine, earning her BS in Biological Sciences. After UC Irvine, she headed east to spend two years...

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Dr. Anna Pickering

Dr. Anna Pickering

PHD
Dr. Anna Pickering has a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. Anna works as a medical writer. She grew up in Oregon, where she developed a love for science, nature, and writing.

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Andrew Proulx

Andrew Proulx

MD
Andrew is a full-time freelance writer from Canada. His passion is making the wonder and elegance of science accessible for all readers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, an MD from Queen's University, and has completed post-graduate studies in medicine. He practiced as a primary care...

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Ashley Sutphin

Ashley Sutphin

Ashley Sutphin Watkins is a professional writer and blogger. A native of North Carolina, she received her degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in psychology and journalism. For the past eight years, she has worked with clients throughout the country on writing projects. Now...

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Annie Tye

Annie Tye

PHD
Annie earned her PhD in molecular neuroscience from the University of Iowa, where she studied migraine pathophysiology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado – Denver, where she studied immunology. Annie is passionate about promoting scientific literacy and...

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Beth Leipholtz

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a Minnesota girl who got sober at age 20. She enjoys writing about her recovery and the realities of getting sober young on her blog, Life To Be Continued, and as a contributing author for The Recovery Village. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for updates. Beth graduated from the...

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Carly Benson

Carly Benson

With over 11 years of recovery under her belt from alcohol and cocaine, Carly Benson has become a faithful believer in miracles, a writer and a person living a mindfully alcohol-free lifestyle. She works to inspire others to live more intentionally as a certified Holistic Recovery Coach, Speaker...

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Christina Bockisch

Christina Bockisch

Christina is a mud runner, dog lover, and amateur photographer located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She also runs her own blog, My Life in Wonderland, where she writes about newlywed life, fitness, mental health, and her life as a whole. Christina is obsessed with Harry Potter, always has a collection...

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Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson

LPC
Eric Patterson is a licensed professional counselor in the Pittsburgh area who is dedicated to helping children, adults, and families meet their treatment goals. As contributor for the American Psychiatric Association, he helped shape the content in the DSM-5. For the last five years as a...

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Jessie Gould

Jessie Gould

Jessie Gould lives in Phoenix, Arizona and writes regularly at various websites, news publications and blogs.

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Lindsey Hall

Lindsey Hall

Lindsey Hall is an author contributing to The Recovery Village with writing on topics related to eating disorders and mental, behavioral health issues.  

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Liz Lazzara

Liz Lazzara

Liz Lazzara is a freelance writer and editor living and working in Boston, MA. She is working on three large projects: 1) A book series about living with depression to be published this fall,2) A memoir about her life with C-PTSD, and3) A novel about schizophrenia, a Greyhound bus, and the...

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Robert Ashford

Robert Ashford

MSWPHD Candidate
Born in North Texas and raised in North Eastern Pennsylvania, Robert Ashford is an advocate for all individuals seeking long-term recovery. Robert holds a bachelor's of Social Work with minors in Addiction Studies and Psychology from the University of North Texas, and a master's of Social Work...

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Bonnie Bullock

Bonnie Bullock

BAPHD
Bonnie is a medical communications specialist at Boston Strategic Partners, a global health industry consulting firm. Her recent work in mental health includes developing conference materials for clinical studies in mood disorders and copy-editing clinical manuscripts. Bonnie obtained her BA in...

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Bryan Hindin

Bryan Hindin

Bryan Hindin is a law clerk with years of experience working in personal injury, criminal defense, and employment law firms. In his professional background, Bryan has worked intimately with addiction treatment centers like The Recovery Village to assist clients with seeking the help and...

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Blake Ruble

Blake Ruble

LPCCNCC
Blake Ruble, NCC, LPCC, M.Ed. is the owner and director of Alliance Experiential Counseling. Alliance Experiential Counseling utilizes the power of therapeutic alliance to help clients. The focus is on movement-based experience to allow clients to more fully engage with their therapy. Blake is...

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Benjamin Caleb Williams

Benjamin Caleb Williams

RN
Benjamin Caleb Williams is a registered nurse who grew up in New Zealand and moved to the United States in 2008. He obtained his Associates in Applied Science in nursing from Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York then went on to obtain his Bachelors in Science from the University of...

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Christina Caplinger

Christina Caplinger

RPh
Christina Caplinger is a licensed pharmacist in both Colorado and Idaho and is also a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She completed a fellowship program in infectious disease pharmacy, in which her research interests included antimicrobial stewardship and appropriate antimicrobial...

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Candace Crowley

Candace Crowley

PHD
Dr. Candace Crowley received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and her Ph.D. in Immunology from UC Davis, where her thesis focused on immune modulation in childhood asthma. Candace has 12+ years in the life sciences sector, including experience writing and editing for both...

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Ceta Gugliemotto

Ceta Gugliemotto

LCDC
Ceta Gugliemotto is currently a Clinician at The Recovery Village Columbus and a contributor at The Recovery Village.

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Camille Renzoni

Camille Renzoni

Cami Renzoni is a creative writer and editor for The Recovery Village. As an advocate for behavioral health, Cami is certified in mental health first aid and encourages people who face substance use disorders to ask for the help they deserve. When Cami is not writing, she's learning. Cami reads...

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Devin Golden

Devin Golden

Devin Golden has worked for various print and digital news organizations. Devin’s family has been affected by addiction and mental health disorders, which is a large part of why he wants to help others who have either directly or indirectly been affected by these diseases. From...

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Jennifer Kopf

Jennifer Kopf

Jennifer Kopf is a Florida-based writer who likes to balance creative writing with helpful and informative pieces. Her passion for helping people has translated into writing about the importance of treatment for substance use and mental health disorders.  Jennifer wants to teach...

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Matt Gonzales

Matt Gonzales

Matt Gonzales is an award-winning content writer. He has covered the latest drug trends, analyzed complex medical reports and shared compelling stories of people in recovery from addiction. Matt leverages his experiences in addiction research to provide hope to individuals grappling with...

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Megan Hull

Megan Hull

Megan Hull is a content specialist who edits, writes and ideates content to help people find recovery. As a Florida born-and-raised writer with a family history of addiction, Megan is driven by her desire to connect people to treatment that works. As a writer and editor for The Recovery Village,...

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Conor Sheehy

Conor Sheehy

PharmD
Dr. Sheehy completed his BS in Molecular Biology at the University of Idaho and went on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since graduation, He has enjoyed varied experience in the areas of psychiatric pharmacy, retail pharmacy, and has worked...

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Daron Christopher

Daron Christopher

Daron Christopher is an experienced speechwriter, copywriter and communications consultant based in Washington, DC. He brings a wealth of experience in ghost writing and editing for a wide range of clients, including entrepreneurs and senior government officials. He specializes in helping authors...

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Diana Clark

Diana Clark

JDMA
Diana Clark is an author and facilitator of workshops designed for family members who are impacted by substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. She is the author of "Addiction Recovery: A Family's Journey," and the audiobook, "What Love Looks Like: When Your Child Struggles with...

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Denise-Marie Griswold

Denise-Marie Griswold

LCAS
Denise-Marie Griswold is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She earned her Master's Degree in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University in 2014. She has worked primarily in a residential, inpatient setting treating patients with substance use and co-occurring...

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Dawn Sheets

Dawn Sheets

RPhPharmD
Dawn Sheets is a registered pharmacist who works with Advanced Recovery Systems to review web pages for medical/pharmaceutical accuracy. She has been a pharmacist for over 15 years and has worked in both retail and hospital settings. She has a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of...

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Deep Shukla

Deep Shukla

PHDMS
Deep graduated with a PhD in neuroscience from Georgia State University in December 2018. He has a diverse background in biology, having transitioned from a background in cellular and molecular biology to neuroscience and integrative biology. He enjoys reading, writing and conceptualising...

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Davis Sugar

Davis Sugar

MD
Davis has a bachelor of science in neuroscience, a bachelor of arts in psychology and a medical degree. His education has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of the vast complexities of the human condition, and he enjoys sharing that knowledge with others, which is why he works as a...

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Erika Krull

Erika Krull

Erika Krull has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and has been a freelance writer since 2006. She is a healthcare writer specializing in mental health content for professional training modules, blogs, and websites. Her writing has been featured on Mindcology.com and...

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Frances Antoinette Aguilar

Frances Antoinette Aguilar

PharmD
With over 11 years experience in academic, hospital, and ambulatory pharmacy, Frances has a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry, assisting physicians with the development of pathways or protocols to improve clinical practice. She received her professional...

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Lara Frazier

Lara Frazier

Lara Frazier is a freelance writer and influencer living in the Tampa Bay area. She is a fierce advocate for addiction recovery and shares her own story of sobriety through her blog, A Story of Healing. After many years of working in the entertainment industry, Lara...

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Megan Lawrence

Megan Lawrence

Megan is a writer in Recovery with a passion for healing others through the power of word. She believes in speaking her truth, being loud and proud about her story, and she hopes to inspire others to share theirs through her website, Healing Hopefuls. She is based out of Jacksonville, FL, but...

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Olivia Pennelle

Olivia Pennelle

Writer and wellness advocate, Olivia Pennelle (Liv), is in long-term recovery. She passionately believes in a fluid and holistic approach to recovery. Her popular site, Liv's Recovery Kitchen, is a resource for those on their journey toward health and wellness in recovery. You will find Liv...

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Gretchen Pruett

Gretchen Pruett

Gretchen Pruett is a writer and editor based out of Detroit, specializing in academic and evidence-based content. Born and raised in the economically distressed city of Flint, Michigan and from a family history of addiction and mental illness, Gretchen is aware of the daily challenges that people...

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Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

MD
Dr. Heidi Lightfoot, MD is an anesthesiologist in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Alongside her clinical work, she has an interest in medical writing and clinical research.

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Dr. Obianuju Helen Okoye

Dr. Obianuju Helen Okoye

MDMBAMS-Epi
Dr Helen Okoye is a highly accomplished and sought after American Public Health Physician with a medical degree (MD), an MBA in Healthcare Management, and a master's in Epidemiology/Public Health. She is also a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Research Fellow. She has a plethora...

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Hillary Webster

Hillary Webster

ND
Dr. Hillary Webster is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and a self-proclaimed Hormone Advocate. She leads the digital team at EHN Canada, helping Canadians recover from mental health and substance use disorders by creating authoritative, engaging and empathetic digital campaigns. As a...

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Jenni Jacobsen

Jenni Jacobsen

LCSWLMFT
Jenni Jacobsen is a freelance writer living in Ohio. She has seven years of experience working in the social work field, including work with clients with both mental health and addiction-related diagnoses. She has a master’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University and is in...

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Joy Youell

Joy Youell

Joy Youell is a writer and content developer with a background in educational research. Using sound pedagogical approaches and expert-backed methods, Joy has designed and delivered adult learning content, professional development, and company training materials for organizations. Joy has done...

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Jessica Pyhtila

Jessica Pyhtila

PharmD
Dr. Pyhtila is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist based in Baltimore, Maryland with practice sites in inpatient palliative care and outpatient primary care. She is a double board certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) and a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). She completed both a PGY1 pharmacy practice...

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Jonathan Strum

Jonathan Strum

Jonathan is a writer and loves every second of it. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2017 and has been writing professionally ever since. When he’s not writing, he likes to make music, draw, and read.

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Kim Kehl

Kim Kehl

Kim Kehl has had various roles with state agencies including the Ohio Departments of Education, Mental Health, Health, Job and Family Services, Transportation and the Governor’s Ohio Family and Children First Council. Kim received a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Wright...

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Krisi Herron

Krisi Herron

LCDC
Krisi Herron is an Adjunct Psychology Professor, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Freelance and Ghost Writer who contributes to several mental health blogs. Krisi obtained her Master of Arts degree in Psychology through Texas A&M University in Commerce and has worked in the...

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Kim Langdon

Kim Langdon

MD
Kimberly Langdon, MD is a retired University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist with 19 years of clinical experience. She graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, then completed her OB/GYN residency program at the Ohio State University Medical Center. She was awarded first...

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Kathleen Oroho Linskey

Kathleen Oroho Linskey

PharmD
Kathleen is a licensed pharmacist in New Jersey. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Rutgers University. She currently works in the retail setting as a pharmacist and also has experience as an independent consultant pharmacist for skilled nursing facilities. Kathleen’s professional...

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Dr. Karen Vieira

Dr. Karen Vieira

PHD
Dr. Karen Vieira has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Her passion is finding existing research on dietary and lifestyle changes that prevent, cure or improve various health conditions.

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Kelsey Williams

Kelsey Williams

After graduating from the University of Denver, Kelsey began her career at an L.A.-based boutique PR agency where she worked with clients in the consumer goods, healthcare and live entertainment industries. In 2008, she joined the global Paul Mitchell marketing team and contributed to product...

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Dr. Lauren Weinand

Dr. Lauren Weinand

MD
Dr. Lauren Weinand is an M.D., medical writer and medical reviewer. She practices family medicine as a resident physician at North Country HealthCare in Flagstaff, Arizona, and is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Dr. Weinand’s medical writing has...

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Mike Candelaria

Mike Candelaria

Mike Candelaria is a 30-year veteran of the magazine industry in Central Florida, having served as a writer and editor for numerous publications. Those publications range from city/regional and business magazines to travel/leisure and sports magazines. Formerly, he was the editor of Orlando...

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Nicole Arzt

Nicole Arzt

LMFT
Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in Southern California. She has been privileged to provide therapeutic services for a wide variety of individuals, couples and families. Her clinical emphasis lies in working with females with substance use, eating disorders, and...

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Dr. Nicolas Gutierrez

Dr. Nicolas Gutierrez

PHD
Dr. Nicolas Gutierrez has a PhD in Cellular Biology and Physiology. He is an experienced medical writer and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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Nathan Jakowski

Nathan Jakowski

PharmD
Nate is a practicing clinical pharmacist specializing in managed care and drug information. He has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, both from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys medical writing and education and has developed several accredited continuing...

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Dr. Navin Ramchandani

Dr. Navin Ramchandani

MD
Dr. Navin Ramchandani is a Medical Doctor, Diagnostician and Owner of R&R Medical Centre in Barbados. He is also an Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) International instructor with the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), and a Paediatric BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive...

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Paula Cookson

Paula Cookson

LCSW
Paula H. Cookson is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and freelance writer who lives and works in midcoast Maine. She received her master's degree in Social Work in 2008 from the University of Maine. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, she is always...

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Patrick Moser

Patrick Moser

MSNFNP
Patrick is a nationally-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who primarily works with adult patients with mental health conditions or problems with addiction. Patrick earned his MSN from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and his BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He is...

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Patrick Santilli

Patrick Santilli

LPC
Patrick Santilli is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio who works in private practice as well as online therapy. Patrick obtained his Master of Education degree in Counseling through Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and has worked in the mental health industry for...

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Rob Alston

Rob Alston

Rob Alston has traveled around Australia, Japan, Europe, and America as a writer and editor for industries including personal wellness and recovery. Graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Minor in German from Miami University (Oxford, OH), Rob is a proud Midwestern. After working...

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Stephanie Conn

Stephanie Conn

Dr. Stephanie Conn is a former police officer, as well as the daughter and wife of police officers, and is a Licensed Psychologist at her practice, First Responder Psychology, in Beaverton, Oregon, specializing in police stress, trauma, work-life balance, coping, and resilience. She supports...

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Dr. Sarah Dash

Dr. Sarah Dash

PHD
Dr. Sarah Dash is a postdoctoral research fellow based in Toronto. Sarah completed her PhD in Nutritional Psychiatry at the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University in 2017 and her research interests include public health, lifestyle medicine, noncommunicable disease prevention, and mental health.

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Stephanie Hairston

Stephanie Hairston

MSW
Stephanie Hairston received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English from Pomona College and her Master of Social Work degree from New York University. She spent several years in the field of clinical social work before transitioning into professional writing and editing. As a social...

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Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly

Hi! I’m Shannon. I have worked in the marketing industry for 5+ years and am passionate about all things relating to content marketing, creativity, and making the world a more connected place. I am increasingly excited about the ways technology and communication are intersecting in the 21st...

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Tiffany Kline

Tiffany Kline

RN
Mrs. Tiffany Kline is a board-certified Occupational Health Nurse with more than 18 years of experience in occupational medicine, and she specializes in the health and safety of first responders. In 2001, Tiffany started the Occupational Health Program for Tampa Fire Rescue. This comprehensive...

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Kelly Fitzgerald

Kelly Fitzgerald

Kelly is a sober writer based in Cape Coral, Florida, best known for her personal blog The Adventures Of A Sober Senorita. She has been published across the web on sites like The Huffington Post, SheKnows, Ravishly, The Fix, and Buzzfeed.

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Trisha Sippel

Trisha Sippel

PHD
Dr. Sippel is a diversely trained scientist with expertise in cancer biology and immunology. She received her PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus and has completed two postdocs, one at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and one at Fred...

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Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

LPCNCCACS
Tracy Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a mental health freelance and ghostwriter. Tracy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from...

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Timothy Wienecke

Timothy Wienecke

MALPCC
I have spent the last decade training and educating in a variety of settings on a broad range of topics. I got my start as a primary trainer for various technical positions as a Signals Analyst working with the NSA. That is where I realized I enjoy giving people the skills and knowledge they need...

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Vishwani Sahai

Vishwani Sahai

MD
Vishwani is a residency- and fellowship-trained adult and child psychiatrist. She attended medical school in India, and then went on to train at Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She is passionate about writing, specifically on...

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Wendy Weber

Wendy Weber

PharmDMBA
Wendy J. Weber is a pharmacist with almost 20 years of experience in acute care clinical practice, hospital pharmacy leadership, medication safety, and clinical research. Her professional background also includes community pharmacy, government contracting, and association leadership. Dr. Weber...

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Yuliya Sagan

Yuliya Sagan

Yulia is a cell and molecular biologist with expertise using embryonic stem cell models, 3D human tissue models, and animal models to investigate different human disease phenotypes including impaired wound healing, cardiovascular disease, and cancer metastasis. She is interested in translational...

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Cynthia Reyna

Cynthia Reyna

Born a Hoosier, Cynthia has lived in sunny Florida and Texas. Cynthia spent five years writing about pets at an advertising agency in Indiana before using her passion for writing to help people at The Recovery Village. Her desire as a writer is for her words to both inspire and change lives.

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Jessica Freda

Jessica Freda

Hailing all the way from Long Island, Jess Freda is a journalism graduate who aims to fight the stigma against mental health in two major ways – through her writing and her music. Well into recovery herself, Jess works to share the stories of her struggles in hopes of helping others. Now...

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Renee Deveney

Renee Deveney

As a contributor for Advanced Recovery Systems, Renee Deveney is passionate about helping people struggling with substance use disorder. With a family history of addiction, Renee is committed to opening up a proactive dialogue about substance use and mental health. Renee is a graduate of Rollins...

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Thomas Christiansen

Thomas Christiansen

With over a decade of editing experience, Tom is a content specialist for Advanced Recovery Systems, where he edits the great research articles, news releases and blog posts that are produced every day. Working with such a passionate team of dedicated writers inspires Tom to ensure that the...

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Brooke Dulka

Brooke Dulka

PHD
Brooke Dulka is a neuroscientist and freelance science/medical writer. Her primary areas of research are stress and memory. She earned her Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2018.

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Maureen McNulty

Maureen McNulty

BSPHD Candidate
Maureen is an academic researcher with a passion for science communication. She has a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, where she majored in Molecular Genetics and minored in English. She has worked in multiple labs, studying the genetics of cancer and is currently a PhD student...

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Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner

BS
Emily has a BS in Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience and is currently a PhD student studying pharmacology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her thesis work focuses on the immune microenvironment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and how to combat resistance to current...

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Matthew Sowada

Matthew Sowada

BS
Matthew Sowada earned his Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Biotechnology from the University of Iowa. After completing his undergraduate degree he worked in laboratories at both the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and contributed to...

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Hailey Shafir

Hailey Shafir

LCAS
Hailey Shafir is a licensed therapist with over a decade of experience supporting the recovery of those struggling with mental illness and addiction. In her career she has developed several specialty areas of practice including behavioral addictions, anxiety disorders, trauma, and impulse control...

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Callie Hoebel

Callie Hoebel

MABA
Callie Hoebel is a Research Associate at The Reilly Group, with a focus in Neuroscience. Ms. Hoebel is a proud graduate of San Diego State University, where she has a B.A in Psychology and an M.A in Neuropsychology. Callie's scientific research background, attention to detail, and ten years of...

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Johanna Galyen

Johanna Galyen

Johanna Galyen is a Registered Nurse and is passionate about helping others increase their understanding of their medical illnesses. She began working as a CNA in college and then received a B.S. in Nursing. Johanna has obtained a Compact RN license with 17 years of experience in the medical...

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Kendrick Reme

Kendrick Reme

Kendrick has a Master of Science in Biotechnology and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Loyola University, Chicago. He is a research professional at a university in Chicago, and has experience in clinical research, grant application writing, SOP and protocol development, scientific...

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Melissa Carmona

Melissa Carmona

As the content manager at Advanced Recovery Systems, Melissa Carmona puts years of writing and editing experience to work helping people understand substance abuse, addiction and mental health disorders. Melissa is a Florida State University graduate with bachelor’s & master’s...

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Nicole LaNeve

Nicole LaNeve

Nicole leads a team of passionate, experienced writers, editors and other contributors to create and share accurate, trustworthy information about drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery for The Recovery Village and all Advanced Recovery Systems sites. She is a graduate of the...

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Sendra Yang

Sendra Yang

PharmD
Sendra is a pharmacist with a specialty in drug information. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Wingate University School of Pharmacy and completed a one-year postgraduate residency in acute care pharmacy and a second postgraduate pharmacy residency in drug information. Her experience...

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