I have been a psychotherapist for over forty years. I started my career working with adolescents and
families. I then labored in a methadone clinic for two where I was first exposed to severe addiction, legal and
illegal. I have worked in hospitals as a clinician, and a school as social worker and coach. I became an
alcoholic in mid-life, and have been sober for eight years. I understand the internal experience of addiction
bizarre as it is, and I think these internal experiences define the addict. I have my own ideas about
recovery coming out my experience, and the stories of hundreds of others struggling with substances I know.
I am comfortable within or outside of the A.A. model. Sobriety is the goal and there are many roads that lead to
the same place. I work with many people who have alcohol related offenses and am comfortable
corresponding with the courts. I have a blog which lays out some of my ideas about treatment. Please
feel free to get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am married with two boys,17 and 20.