Addiction Center's Experts

At Addiction Center, we strive to provide our audience with high-quality, informative content to help assist those who struggle with addiction or mental health conditions. Our primary focus is always on the wellbeing of those who visit our site, and as such, our focus is to provide them with trustworthy, factual content that gives them the tools and information necessary to find meaningful help, and ultimately, an addiction-free life.

We work with a variety of addiction experts to ensure our content is written and reviewed by professionals in the addiction treatment field. Each one of the experts we work with has hands-on experience working with people affected by addiction. Learn more about them below.

Meet Our Addiction Experts

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Adrienne Webster, LACC

Licensed Addiction Counselor

Adrienne Webster is a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She earned her B.A. in Media Arts from Montana State University and later completed her graduate studies in Addiction Counseling there as well. She works with clients individually and in group settings as a counselor and a recovery coach.

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Amber Biello-Taylor, CAP, LCSW

Certified Addiction Professional

Amber Biello-Taylor is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) with over 10 years of professional addiction treatment experience.

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Annas Boyer, LSCSW, LCAC

Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor

Annas Boyer is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) who earned her Masters in Social Work from Spalding University. She has over a decade of experience in the mental health and substance abuse recovery field, with specialties including individual and family therapy, harm reduction strategies, and crisis intervention.

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Ariella Belote, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Ariella Belote, BSN, RN is a registered nurse with expertise across a wide variety of medical subjects. Ariella worked in an inpatient/outpatient substance use disorder rehab facility with medical detox treatment for narcotics and alcohol. She has experience evaluating withdrawal signs, administering withdrawal treatment, and with managing the transition from detox to long-term treatment.

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Brian Lynch, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Brian Lynch is a family medicine physician with nearly 40 years of experience. Dr. Lynch has worked in various settings, including psychiatry/mental health, substance abuse treatment, and psychotherapy.

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Dan Mager, MSW

Licensed Masters Social Worker

Dan Mager is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in Nevada. He received his MSW from the Hunter College of the City University of New York, School of Social Work.

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David Hampton

Certified Professional Recovery Coach

A survivor of addiction himself, David Hampton is a Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC) and a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).

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Dayna Smith-Slade, MAC

Certified Addictions Counselor

Dayna Smith-Slade is a nationally certified Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), licensed Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and Substance Abuse Expert (SAE) with over 29 of hands-on experience in the addiction field.

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Jacquelyn Buffo, LPC, AADC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Jacquelyn Buffo is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Michigan. She has her Certification in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling and advanced training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

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Kelly Green, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Kelly Green, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Holistic Restorative Coach, Organizational Climate and DEIBA Consultant, and Founder of The Center for Recovery and Reconnection, LLC.

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Kimberly Shalenko, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Kimberly Shalenko is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has deep expertise on the topics of chemical dependence and co-occurring disorders, and has experience with a variety of psychotherapies including EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing, and group therapy.

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Kristen Fuller, MD

Medical Doctor

Kristen Fuller, MD, is a professional medical writer, editor, and reviewer. Dr. Fuller’s experience working with patients with addiction and mental illness has inspired their goal of educating others on mental health and substance abuse.

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Lauren Geoffrion, MD

Medical Doctor

Dr. Lauren Geoffrion is a medical doctor and writer. She has worked on several medical publications, research projects, and patient-focused educational materials throughout her career on topics including mental health, substance use disorder, and pharmacology.

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Nadia Matta, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Nadia Matta is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who received her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan before going on to complete her Integrated Behavioral Health Program. Her specialties include substance use and mental health disorders, self-esteem in young girls, and media and social media exposure.

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Susanne Reed, PhD

Certified Alcohol And Drug Counselor

Susanne Reed has a PhD in Education and a Master's in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. A Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Susanne teaches college-level Psychology courses and spent over 20 years working in the mental health and drug and alcohol counseling fields.

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Stephanie Baumhover, PharmD

Board-Certified Pharmacist

Stephanie Baumhover, PharmD, BCPS, is a board-certified pharmacist and medical writer with experience in a variety of medical specialties and deep understanding of medication safety. Ms. Baumhover has been a pharmacist for over 20 years.

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Travis Pantiel, LMHC, MCAP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Travis Pantiel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Board-Certified Counselor with specialized expertise in the co-occurring disorder treatment field.

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