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Jessica Puckett
Jessica Puckett is a Senior Web Content Editor for American Addiction Centers and Detox.net. She has over 20 years of print and digital editorial experience in healthcare, higher education, K-12 nonfiction, and academic ...
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Lauren Geoffrion, M.D.
Dr. Lauren Geoffrion graduated medical school at Loma Linda University in May 2021. Throughout medical school she worked on several publications in collaboration with physicians at Loma Linda. She researched and wrote fo...
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Geraldine Orentas
Geraldine Orentas is a writer, content strategist, and wellness enthusiast who seeks to captivate readers through thoughtful words. She’s passionate and committed to providing empathetic mental health content. Through he...
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Madeline Hodgman-Korth, MSSA, LISW
Madeline is a licensed independent social worker in the Midwest working as a mental health therapist. After receiving her Master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University, she worked as a drug and alco...
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Dr. Mark Calarco, National Medical Director for Clinical Diagnostics, American Addiction Centers
“One of my guiding leadership and life principles is COMPASSION, which enfolds the word ‘passion’ within its meaning. Compassion for others drives me to constantly strive to eliminate human suffering and to improve the h...
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Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, Chief Medical Officer, American Addiction Centers
“After assessing a patient with third-year psychiatric students and developing a comprehensive treatment plan, we were informed of the patient’s long-standing alcohol abuse, which never entered our minds. It was at this ...
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Anna Spooner
Anna Spooner has been a content and copywriter since 2011. She strives to make all of her writing approachable, easy to understand, and fun to read. After graduating college, Anna worked at an insurance company for 11 ye...
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Megan Brice, MS, LPC, NCC
Megan received her Bachelors of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling and a minor in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. During her undergraduate studies, Megan learned ...
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Kara Stevens
Kara Stevens is a Senior Web Content Editor at American Addiction Centers. She received her B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University where she served as President of the Society of Professional Journalists. Kar...
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