former junkie bank robber in long term recovery, drug/alcohol counselor, college instructor, the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon. shorturl.at/fpqJ2 and member on the board of directors for REDEEMED, a CA non-profit criminal record clearing project.
national Interventionist and addiction coach, group facilitator, codependency coach.
freelance writer, researcher, co-host of podcast Narcotica.
LMFT working in Los Angeles, specializing in trauma, addiction and relational issues.
President & CEO, Distilled Spirits Council of the USA
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Responsibility.org, a voluntary and independent organization funded by leading distilled spirits companies to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking, and to promote responsible consumption among those individuals who choose to drink.
ECU’s Collegiate Recovery Coordinator
Founder and CEO of Engage Recovery, LLC
Cohost/Producer of Professional Culture the Podcast
Harm Reduction Advocate
Tracey Helton Mitchell is a famed harm reduction advocate and a recovering heroin addict. She was featured in the movie "Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street" as well as featured by CNN, Anderson Cooper, Vice, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times. She is the author of "The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin”, published in 2016.
Recovery Meme Godfather
Recovering junkie, sober since 3/12/12. Recovery Meme Godfather. Married father of 3. Counselor by trade. Struggling autobiographer.
Writer, producer, show runner, director, and performer. Former writer/producer of the late night hit, Watch What Happens: Live With Andy Cohen on Bravo
Andy Cohen's cohost on the popular SiriusXM hit show Andy Cohen: Live. Host of “The Feels: Live” on SiriusXM
Journalist and Author
Recovering alcoholic, business journalist and author of 5 books including “The Golden Passport”, a Harvard Business School expose.
Veteran, ophthalmologist, addiction medicine doctor, person in long term recovery, President/CEO of BVG Sunglasses.
American stand-up comedian, Emmy Nominated and WGA Award winning writer, dude in long term recovery.
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist who has covered all aspects of celebrity and crime culture for every top magazine and TV show on the planet.
Lawyer and Prison Reform Advocate
Executive Director of the Washington Statewide Reentry Council.
Man in recovery, previously federally incarcerated, worked in the White House under Obama.
sober since 1989, creator of the Sarcastic Big Book Meme Page and author of The Sarcastic Big Book and Sarcastic Daily Meditations.
Certified Recovery Mentor
Sean Paul Mahoney returns to break down Oregon measure 110 about the decriminalization of drugs.
Mayor of Ithaca, NY
Youngest mayor in Ithaca’s history and first mayor of African American heritage.
World-renowned expert on addiction and codependency and author of the internationally best selling book It will Never Happen to Me: Growing up With Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents and Adults.
Senator (State of California, USA)
Senator Scott Wiener represents San Francisco and northern San Mateo County in the California State Senate. His focus is on housing, transportation, civil rights, criminal justice reform, clean energy, and alleviating poverty.
Award-winning journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer. His writing focuses on housing, drug policy, gun violence, and criminal justice reform, with close looks at the efforts to open a supervised injection site
Tim Arango is a reporter for the New York Times in the Los Angeles office. He spent 7 years as the bureau chief in Baghdad and also in Istanbul. He currently covers many things including California politics and crime. He will be covering the George Floyd trial.
Financial and social policy reporter, community activist and a board member of the Salvation Army addiction treatment facility, Harbor Light Center
Alcoholic of the Day: Joe met him at 18. He went from a potential felony to 4.0 at University of Chicago in recovery. Moved onto to be a big success in NY finance and now founded a nonprofit to help people get free treatment for addiction/mental illness.
Recovery Coach and Consultant
Jonathan Dickinson is a recovery coach and consultant who has been working with ibogaine since 2009. Former director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance (GITA). He helps people navigate treatment and provides aftercare and integration, including a virtual intensive outpatient program through his practice Ceiba Recovery.
Dr. Daniel Z.Lieberman
Author of The Molecule of More . Professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of the Caron Foundation Research Award
Author & Recovery Advocate
Over 7 years in recovery. Harry is the co-author of Under our Roof with his mother, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, and Resource Director at Caron.
Emmy award leading documentarian on the African American experience. Recipient of the National Medal in the Humanities from President Obama. Films include: "Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy" and "Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool"
Writer, speaker, expert and activist and author of The Weight of Air: a memoir of a double life, fueled by addiction and mental illness.
Communication Studies Professor at Solano, his research explores issues of homeless, specifically the area of downtown Los Angeles, called Skid Row.
A street junkie for years, now over 5 years sober, John makes films based upon themes from his life including addiction, abuse, crime and redemption.
Former VT chief of police & NYPD exec, PhD, MPA, MA, drug policy and public health researcher.
Senator (State of Nebraska, USA)
Senator for the Nebraska Legislature, Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee. Recently penned a bill for medical cannabis.
Writer, blogger, former editor of Gawker and Deadspin.
Dave from Dopey Podcast.
Lawyer, former vice chairman of Amtrak and chairman of the board of World Food Program USA, author of the memoir Beautiful Things,
son of President Joe Biden.
Former professional heavyweight boxer, competitive chess player, and bestselling author.
Retired Deputy Sheriff
Retired Deputy Sheriff/Recovering Alcoholic and Addict.
Drug Policy Reform Consultant
Former founder of Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Harm Reduction Advocate, Drug Policy Reform Consultant.
Renowned public speaker and advocate for harm reduction and safer supply.
Author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Co-hosts the #AmWriting podcast with bestselling authors K.J. Dell’Antonia and Sarina Bowen.
Chittenden County State’s Attorney
Chittenden County State’s Attorney, located in Burlington Vermont.
Songwriter, storyteller, Best Selling Kindle Author, 12 years “unclean and sober."
Emergency physician, medical toxicologist and addiction medicine specialist in Cleveland, OH and an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Governor of Wisconsin (USA)
Former Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Proposes legalization of medical and adult use marijuana.
NY state licensed social worker and founder of the Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub.
Serial entrepreneur, founder of Clean Cause, person in recovery.
host of Sonos Radio and Pitchfork Radio and TV, frontman of "Fashion Brigade”, creator of Sober 21, a magazine for recovering musicians.
Former State Senator (RI, USA)
Former State Senator from Rhode Island, USA.
Progressive activist, ran for Congress in Connecticut’s 4th district.
SheilaVakharia, PhD, LMSW
Deputy Director, Department of Research and Academic Engagement of the Drug Policy Alliance.
Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist
Specialized research in non-invasive therapies for treatment-resistant illnesses like PTSD and SUD
Freelance journalist for The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Atlantic, and The Nation. Recently covered recovery cult “Enthusiastic Sobriety” for the Atavist.
Author and Child Welfare Advocate
Author of 'Called: A Memoir.' Mark Redmond has worked in the field of caring for homeless and at-risk youth for over 40 years. He is presently executive director of Spectrum Youth & Family Services in Burlington, Vermont.
Author and Clinical Marketing Manager
Business Development at Polaris Teen Center, author of memoirs “Mother Load” and “Incorrigible”. Volunteers at her son’s nonprofit Have A Sole providing sneakers to homeless youth
President/Founder of Breathwork For Recovery
Nathaniel Hodder-Shipp, B.Msc, CADC-II (he/him), is President and Founder of Breathwork for Recovery and has worked as a professional healer for more than a decade. Creator of The Recovery Circle, a free breathwork-based recovery support group for those seeking a supplement/alternative to traditional support groups.
Dr. JosephVolpicelli, MD, Ph.D
World renowned scientist and clinician. Discovered Naltrexone as a medication for alcohol addiction as well as a psychosocial approach designed to improve treatment engagement and retention.
Writer, Speaker and Author of the addiction memoir “Strung Out”. Known her for weekly advice column “Ask Erin"
Author, Counseler, and Speaker
Speaker, teacher, counselor, author of “Soul Recovery- 12 Keys to Healing Dependence”. Her work focuses on healing bias and racism.
Co-Founder and CEO of Ophelia
Co-Founder and CEO of Ophelia.com, online treatment for opioid dependence.
Revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist. Creator of “Conscious Recovery".
Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Expert
Physician focusing on the applied sciences of psychedelic-assisted therapies, nutrition, and lifestyle modification for trauma, addiction and wellbeing.
Founder and CEO of Journey Colab
Md/PhD who studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. Author of Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop and Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence.
Attorney and Author
M.S. Criminal Justice, college professor, nationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. Active in criminal justice reform and re-entry programs for men of color.
Musician and Recovery Advocate
Rock ’n roll legend, drummer for Free and Bad Company. Recovery advocate at Road Recovery.
VT House of Representatives
Co-founded “Writing Inside VT, a “writing for self-change” program for the state’s incarcerated women.
Former uncover police office in UK / Author
Former undercover police officer in the UK. Author and prominent figure in the lnternational Drug Law Reform movement.
Director of Special Initiatives at Fors Marsh Group (FMG)
Creating a stigma and shame-free environment for employees with mental health/ addiction issues.
Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist who specializes in Holistic Psychiatry and Detoxification. Focus on nutritional therapy for mental health.
Recovering alcoholic, business journalist and author of 6 books including “The Golden Passport”, a Harvard Business School expose and his newest book “Tickled: A Commonsense Guide To the Present Moment”.
Primary Care physician and cannabis specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Author of memoir: ‘Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction’
Serial entrepreneur, mother of daughter in recovery
Creator of Vista Research that independently collects data on rehabs as well as the non-profit Conquer Addiction which shares that information with families looking for effective rehabs.
Dr. Carl ErikFisher
Doctor / Author
Addiction physician, bioethicist and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. Author of “The Urge: Our History of Addiction”
Dr. SusanPierce Thompson
Susan Pierce Thompson, PhD is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to helping people achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss.