About Me

Who I am has been shaped by many different forces and experiences. Below you will find some of the defining moments from my personal life and from my professional life. I hope that understanding the kinds of challenges I have faced in my life helps you get to know me better.

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Early Life

I grew up in the Windy City -- Chicago, Illinois -- in the 1950’s. I lived on the northwest side of town in a neighborhood called Jefferson Park. Chicago is a great city, and I was fortunate to grow up there.

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Professional Life

I have five published books, with several more in the pipeline, many recorded lectures and am a frequent speaker and trainer for both the recovery community and other healthcare professionals.

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