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About Us |
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Meet, a resource for people who want to take control of addiction and, ultimately, their lives.

Who We Are

The first step toward sobriety is admitting you need help. The second: finding it. Our mission is to provide straightforward tools and information that make it easier to find the right drug or alcohol rehabilitation program. We recognize that rehab programs are not one-size-fits-all: our readers are individuals with their own stories and care needs. works to explain addiction and treatment options in an honest way, without judgment or jargon. We are committed to creating a reliable, unbiased, and easy-to-navigate resource that is as useful as it is trustworthy. is just as much of a resource for readers who love someone struggling with substance abuse. Supporting friends, partners, or family members with drug or alcohol addictions takes patience, commitment, and understanding. We hope our guides and articles demystify addiction--from warning signs to long-term recovery--so readers can discuss treatment with their loved ones sincerely and productively.

What We Do is like virtual map for readers navigating drug and alcohol rehabs. Our unbiased, thoughtfully researched information about addiction, treatment approaches, and care facilities makes the road to recovery less daunting. We address specific types of addiction, comorbid conditions, and substance abuse within certain groups, like teens and veterans. We review that latest studies and consult substance abuse experts. Finally, when they are ready, we connect readers with rehab centers that match their priorities.

Meet Our Contributing Experts

In an effort to provide accurate, high-quality information, regularly collaborates with experienced substance abuse experts. The following are among them.

Geoffrey P. Kane

Geoffrey P. Kane, MD, MPH, is Chief of Addiction Services at the Brattleboro Retreat in Brattleboro, Vermont. Dr. Kane is a graduate of Boston College and the Yale School of Medicine, and received training at the Montefiore Medical Center. Since 1988, Dr. Kane has served as medical director of addiction services in a number of psychiatric and general hospitals throughout the Northeast. He is Editor and Principal Contributor to Addiction Medicine Updates on the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence website and additionally maintains his own website at

Kimberly Hershenson

Kimberly Hershenson is a New York City based psychotherapist in practice at Revitalife Therapy. A summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University's School of Social Work, Kimberly is a freelance writer and mental health expert for publications such as the NY Post, Redbook, Reader's Digest, Bustle, Prevention, Talk Space and Romper.

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, facilitates psycho-educational group therapy, completes substance use assessments, and takes on the leadership role of the Addictions Specialist Team at Timberline Knolls. She additionally meets with residents on an individual basis to support a better understanding and application of the 12 Steps. Megan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology from Illinois State University. She began at Timberline Knolls in 2013 as a Behavior Health Specialist.

Heather MacLaren, LPC, R-DMT, GLCMA, ICDVP

Heather MacLaren is a registered movement therapist and trauma specialist at Timberline Knolls, where she treats adolescents and women with co-occurring disorders and domestic abuse recovery.

Natalie Port

Natalie Port is the marketing and strategic partnership coordinator for Pet Partners. Her goal is to express clearly and passionately the importance of the human-animal bond and how Pet Partners plays a critical role in connecting people with valuable, healing time with animals.

Cyndi Collier

Cyndi Collier is an Addiction Counselor at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. She has nearly 35 years of experience in a wide range of substance abuse treatment areas, including relapse prevention, trauma groups, family groups, creative and experimental therapies, sleep/relax groups, drum circles, and the use of music in group therapy.

Dr. Doreen Marshall

Dr. Doreen Marshall is a psychologist and Vice President of Programs for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention where she had has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention work for more than a decade.

Joanna Green Brown, J.D.

Joanna Green Brown is an attorney admitted to the practice of law by the State Bar of Texas. She is an advocate for the disabled and fully authorized to practice before the Social Security Administration anywhere in the United States.

Brittany Ringersen

Brittany Ringersen is a Certified Addiction Professional and the President and CEO of the Lighthouse Recovery Institute, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Boynton Beach, FL.

Christopher Gerhart

Christopher Gerhart is an licensed and certified substance counselor with more than 20 years of experience and founder of a small, private outpatient practice.

More Contributing Experts

Clay Walters, NCAC II, CADC III, KCGC, CPP (Ret).

Clay Walters is a retired National Certified Addiction Counselor (NCAC II), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC III), and Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) with nearly 20 years of experience in substance abuse counseling.

William Kent Jewell, MAC, CCDP-D, ICCDP-P, CRADC, ICADC

William Kent Jewell is the executive director of Benilde Hall treatment center in Kansas City. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Mary and Kansas City Community College.

Teresa Mendoza

Teresa Mendoza is a residential substance abuse counselor practicing in Oakland, CA.

Brent McCraw, M.Ed.

Brent McCraw is the director of addiction & recovery services at Centra’s Pathway treatment program in Lynchburg, VA.

Contact Us takes its work--and its readers--seriously. Your questions and input are invaluable to us as we strive to build one of the most reliable and supportive rehab resources online. Please contact us through the following form if you have a question or comment about what we do, would like to request a correction, or wish to collaborate.

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Or you can find us here:

941 Jennifer Street Incline Village

NV 89451

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