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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 disorders. She lives in Wilmington, NC—recently ranked the number one city in the United States for opioid abuse—where she is actively involved with the local recovery community. Seeing the devastation of addiction in her home community and in her career, she also engages in advocacy and community outreach. She has worked with organizations including The Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug Free Tomorrow and The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition.

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