Stevens is a journalist, posting regularly on health and alcohol issues for online news services and is a founding influencer at the world's largest medical portal, HealthTap. Stevens blends intensive evidence- based research, wit, journalistic objectivity, blunt personal dialogue and no-nonsense business perspective in his four award-winning health and addiction books. Among the numerous five-star reviews of his work, an AODA clinician called Stevens' work, “Among my clinical favorites.” A well-known interventionist gives a copy of Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud to all her clients. A reader also remarked of that title, “I've been sober 23 years. This is the best relapse book I've read.” "Scott is a remarkable guy with very solid, very heartfelt, and very well documented advice on next steps. The award-winning author of three books reports on alcohol in a way that many medical folk, including psychiatrists, do not. His is a combination of intellect mastery and raw tragedy. His is not a sob story, not a poor wretched me, but rather an impassioned and thoughtful look at alcohol’s lasting downstream damage to brain and body biology. He’s taking alcoholic biology on the road – with provocative trench insights." – Dr. Charles Parker, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Psychiatry, author, and host of CoreBrain Journal. Stevens' work has appeared on CNN, Fox, NBC, CBS, and ABC. His first two white papers made waves as the country begins what he calls “a shift in alcohol policy and public dialogue from what people think alcohol does FOR them to what it does TO them.” The first white paper is called “Six Signs the Next 10 Years For The Alcohol Biz Will Be Like The Last 20 For Tobacco.” The second was “How Others' Alcohol Use Became Your Business: Toxin-omics.” Both were Alcohologist.com exclusives in early 2016.
Sharon Freeman Clevenger is a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist who is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The exciting news is that she is taking doctoral level coursework in Integrative Functional Medicine in order to provide the people that she helps the most up-to-date, science tested, individual psychiatric health care that is available. Sharon uses peer-reviewed, contemporary, scientific research from around the world to help guide her decision making and health care recommendations. She is continually studying to increase her knowledge of nutrition, supplement use, biochemistry, psychology, psychiatry and physiology so that she can provide science-based, personalized treatment plans to her patients.
Tonya Rerecich has 23 years of experience as veteran Registered Nurse, and hospital supervisor. Degrees in applied science, general science, continuing education in critical care nursing. Worked in nursing specialties including Cardiac ICU, Medical Surgical ICU, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Postpartum Care Unit, Elder Care, Oncology and end-of-life care.Tonya combines the experience of a mother and the clinical perspective of a nurse. In her talks, she focuses on what moves people and inspires them to get involved, improve and take action.
Nasim Vousooghi became Pharm. D. At the age of 26 and completed her PhD of pharmacology at the age of 33 years from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. She is working in the Department of Neuroscience and Addiction Studies at Tehran University of Medical Sciences from 2010 till now. She was the director of research deputy in the mentioned department in the years 2010-2017. She is also the head of the genetics laboratory of the Iranian National Center for addiction studies (INCAS). Her main area of interest is the molecular mechanisms of drug and behavioral addictions and genetics and epigenetics of drug abuse. She is also interested in finding biomarkers that may predict one’s vulnerability to drug addiction. She has published more than 40 papers in prestigious journals.
Leigh is a specialist addictions counsellor, highly intuitive, a truth speaker, teacher, courage mentor, guide and inspirational speaker. She specialises in shame reduction, authentic relating and identity integration as relating to grief and loss, addiction, communication and connecting. Leigh is the creator of Just Love: communication cards and app. She has featured on CCFM for 24 Sessions as a relationship coach and twice on Smile Radio as a relationship and communications expert. She has also featured on SABC Hectic 99 for two segments – overcoming our phobias and bullying. Leigh has a thriving international practice.Leigh Presents talks at schools and universities about the importance of authentic communication and sharing oneself with vulnerability so as to create lasting connections. She also offers corporate training for her clients to create authentic connections with their clients so as to be relationship focused and not transactionally focused, and thus close more deals.Face to face or on Skype or Whats App Video. These are private growth sessions where she hold the space for you to integrate your thoughts, feelings and actions so as to live your best life! she is specialize in grief and loss, trauma, addiction, connection, communication and finding the courage to live your best life.
Surita Rao, M.D. is an associate professor and director of the psychiatry residency training program, at the University of Connecticut Medical School, Department of psychiatry. She was the Service Medical Director, Whiting Forensic Division, Connecticut Valley Hospital, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services from November 2014 through October 2015.. From December 2002 through October 2014, she was the Chair and Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line at Saint Francis Care. She completed medical school at Bankura Sammilani Medical College in India and did her psychiatry residency training at St.Vincent’s Hospital in Staten Island, New York and the Yale University School of Medicine. She did her addiction psychiatry fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. She has been on the faculty at both Yale and Emory Universities. Her clinical work has focused on addiction psychiatry.Upon completing her fellowship training, she worked as the Medical Director of the methadone maintenance clinics at Yale University School of Medicine. She has worked with impaired physicians and other health care professionals. Dr. Rao is on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is vice chair of their national membership committee. She is past president of the CT chapter of ASAM. Dr. Rao was chair of the physicians’ health committee at Saint Francis. She also serves on the Board of the Hartford Dispensary . She did a variety of media appearances on television and radio over her career, including appearances on CNN and a pilot series of a radio show on Voice America Internet radio: " Mental Health with Dr.Surita Rao". Podcasts can be found online and through itunes.
Mohamed Ezzat Arafa is a Professor of Medicine Cairo University, and Head of Department at Dar El Fouad Hospital 6 of October City as well Head of Department at Child Cancer Hospital.
Nagham Aljamali currently works at the Department of Chemistry. Nagham Aljamali does research in Medicinal Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. Their current project is 'drug from sulpha compounds.', formazane compounds, ligands, oxadiazole, thiadiazole, heterocyclic, Innovations, antibiotics. She has 3 published books in Thailand and Germany.
Mojtaba Mafi M.D., Medical Doctor/ Physician, graduated from Tehran university, School of Medicine with honor. I studied in neurosurgery ward and graduated with A score with thesis on Meningioma Brain Tumor during 6 years. With continuing my practice with special consideration on psychosomatic disorders, I completed many post graduate courses on health psychology, addiction medicine, sexual disorders therapy successfully. I passed many post graduate courses in Neuro, approved by Medical sciences university. As well, I have been passed post graduate courses on Nutrition, Gastroenterology and hepatology, Obesity treatment and diabetes approved by Tehran University of Medical sciences. I successfully passed more than 10 programs with certificates and membership in Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Having honor of working as associate of Iran Hepatitis Network and Gastroenterology and Hepatology research center, Middle East Liver Diseases Center (MELD). This strong study background enabled me to successfully earn certificates on 3 programs: Updates of skin and treatment from Tehran university 2015 and course on skin care updates from Iranian society of practitioners on 2016, and during 2 years, I had passed Beauty and Skin care courses in South Korea and certified from Sunghuwan co Ltd for using and working of beauty technology, RF and IPL. I am director of fatty liver and related metabolic disorders study among Iranian families since 2015 and currently publishing the results of our study and research about fatty liver and hyperlipidemia, diabetes and nutrition as study director and clinician associate member of Iran Hepatitis Network. I am reviewer and associate editor of Hepatitis Monthly Journal and reviewer of journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology. I am editorial board member of International Journal of Psychology and Neurosciences. I am certified graduate, verified reviewer and certified mentor of Publons academy in the field of Clinical Medicine and Hepatology. I am working clinically on patients with Brain Tumor and publishing my results on these topics: 1. Recurrent Meningioma 2. Trigeminal neuralgia 3. Radiation induced meningioma 4. Behavioral change in Brain Tumors 5. DVT prevalence and management among patients with meningioma And some others. I published reviews for articles on Brain Tumor Immunotherapy, CNS Tumor Guideline and Alzheimer disease in Elsevier and Kudos. My review on Alzheimer's disease article with specific DOI, was published in American Physiological Society. I have been invited by editor in chief of American Journal of Translational Medicine, to participate at International Conference of Translational Medicine, in Hawaii. My article entitled "Trigeminal Neuralgia caused by Brain Meningioma" has been accepted for oral presentation in world neurology and Neurodisorders Conference, Tokyo as keynote speaker. My article in the field of neuroscience about 'Recurrent Meningioma', etiologies and clinical aspects and tumor cellular pathology has been accepted for oral, poster presentation in World CNS Conference, France 2018. I am speaker of World Congress on Epilepsy in London. I am speaker of International conference on Central Nervous System and Therapeutics for my accepted article about recurrent Brain meningioma, in Paris 2018. I am speaker of Annual Congress on Neurology and Neuroscience (EuroNeurology 2019) for my accepted article on Brain stroke and meningioma held in paris,2019. My article on trigeminal neuralgia secondary to Brain tumor was accepted for oral presentation in World Brain Congress in Dubai,2018 as Honorable speaker. My article on pulmonary physiotherapy and rehabilitation related to Brain tumor surgery was accepted for oral presentation in 6th World Congress on Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation held in Dubai,2018. One of my works on diabetes and fatty liver as a scientific article has been accepted in 4th International Conference on Diabetes and Its Treatments at Dubai 2018 for oral presentation and publication and another one is about fatty liver and metabolism has been accepted for oral and poster presentation in International Conference of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Thailand 2018 as Honorable speaker. I am speaker of International Conference on Obesity and Chronic diseases, 2018 in Dubai. My article on fatty liver and vascular disorders was accepted for oral presentation in 6th World Congress on Hypertension and Public Health in France, 2018. I am as well, Organizing Committee Member in International Conference of Obesity and Diet Imbalance in Indonesia, 2018 with accepted article on nutrition and fatty liver for oral presentation. My article on vascular disorders and ischemic heart disease was accepted for oral presentation in Global Congress on Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology held in Dubai, 2019. I am speaker of 7th International Conference on Hypertension and Healthcare in Finland, 2019, for my accepted article on vascular disorders related to fatty liver. I am invited Organizing Committee Member in 3rd International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia held in London,2019. As distinguished speaker, my article has been accepted for oral presentation in 22th International Conference on New Horizons in Cardiology and Cardiologist Education held in Berlin, Germany 2019. I am speaker of 12th International Conference on Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal disorders in London 2019, for my accepted article about discopathy secondary to brucellosis. I am speaker and Organizing Committee Member of 6th International Conference on Rare Disease and Orphan Drug 2019 in Dubai, for my accepted article about rare type of peptic ulcer. My article on psoriasis related to fatty liver was accepted for oral presentation in International Dermatology Conference: Skin and Body, held in Indonesia, 2018 as distinguished speaker. I am Organizing Committee Member of Annual Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience (EuroNeurology 2019) held in France.
Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.
Lori Ryland is a doctoral licensed Psychologist, Advanced Addiction Counselor and Supervisor, and a Board-certified Behavior Analyst. She is the Chief Clinical Officer of Pinnacle Treatment Services which provides residential, detoxification, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment in six states in the United States. She is a 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient from the WMU College of Health and Human Services for Contributions in the Field of Addiction. Dr. Ryland has over 20 years of treatment and supervision, healthcare administration, public policy, and teaching/presenting experience.
Kori Zimmerman is a Master’s level Psychologist, Advanced Alcohol and Addiction Counselor (both at the state and international level), a Certified Affiliate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, as well as, a Certified Rater and trainer for cognitive behavior therapy, with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a private practice clinician at Avalon Behavioral Health, PLC which provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling with adults, children and families, psychological and neurological testing in the United States. She was previously a Jail Diversion program manager for 13 years dealing with the programming, coordination and data collection within the courts, prison systems and various law enforcement entities. Ms. Zimmerman has nearly 20 years of experience in treatment and supervision, healthcare administration, public policy, and teaching/presenting experience.