Mental Health & SUD Subject Matter Experts


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Dr. Alam is an internationally renowned psychiatrist with academic affiliations with Northwestern University and University of Illinois, Chicago where he completed his residency training. He has been a principal investigator for over forty studies and has been involved in research leading to the approval of most psychiatric medications currently on the market. He is the founder of the Neuroscience Research Institute which continues to conduct research on cutting edge medication and interventional psychiatry. Dr. Alam is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has won several awards and has been featured extensively on radio and television.

Ambrosia Treatment Center subject matter experts have multi-decade(s) years of addiction and mental health experience.

100s of News Mentions

News outlets across the country contact Ambrosia's subject matter experts for their extensive substance use disorder and mental health expertise. Our experts have been featured in everything from The Washington Post and Fox News to Teen Vogue.

Among Ambrosia’s featured specialists is Sean Duane, LCSW, CCTSA, CCTSI, Director Clinical Treatment Services

Sean is a masters-level therapist on a mission. He combines his passion with proven methods and promising new-age techniques like adventure-based counseling to promote trust, self-care, and a new way of living.  "By learning self-love and how to care for ourselves on a daily basis, we can confront our disease and start living meaningful, special lives."

Sean's credentials include:

  • Master’s in Social Work — Florida Atlantic University
  • Bachelor’s in Business — Loyola University
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for Addictions — Trauma Institute International
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for Individuals — Trauma Institute International

News reports and Articles featuring Ambrosia's subject matter health experts include:

You Don’t Necessarily Drink Less Alcohol as You Get Older — Here’s Why - Healthline
8 Smart Tips to Help You Successfully Complete a Sober Month - MyDomaine
13 chronic pain treatments when opioids aren’t an option - Considerable
How to tell your partner you have a mental illness - Hello Giggles
11 reasons why is creative journaling so great for your mental health - My Inner Creative
How to Make Yourself Happy - Upjourney
At What Age Does a Man Fully Emotionally Mature, According to 6 Experts - Upjourney
Think Prescription Stimulants Like Adderall Improve Focus? They Don’t - Healthline
How to Be More Outgoing, According to 18 Experts - Upjourney
Online therapy vs. in-person therapy: Cost, confidentiality, accessibility and more - CNET
Intermittent Fasting: A new health trend that could boost your mental health - Thriveworks
Social Media Has Improved Mental Health Awareness—but There’s a Dark Side - HealthiNation
Not All Mental Health Apps Are Effective - Theravive
9 Books By Sexual Assault Survivors That Empower You To Heal From Trauma - Pretty Progressive
6 things not to say to a dying friend - Considerable
50 Silent Signs You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are - Best Life Online
Properly Combat Addictions with These Books’ Lessons - Boove
Illuminating Books That Teach How to Develop Mindfulness - Boove
WorkWise: How drug use and worklife are a bad mix - Knoxville News Sentinel
The 24 Most Important Books On Mental Health - Fupping
Are mental health apps worth the hype? - Study International
Why Going on a "Text Detox" Might Be a Good Idea (and How to Do It) - The Thirty
8 signs you're holding a grudge even if you don't think you are - Primer
Virtual Reality May Be the Future of Psychotherapy - Guy Counseling
How Therapeutic Sounds Improve Mental Health - Theravive
9 Personality Traits That People Looking For Marriage Notice — In A Good Way - Romper
11 Signs Your Everyday Worrying Is Actually Normal & Not An Anxiety Disorder - Bustle
How To Help A Friend With A Substance Use Problem - HuffPost
9 reasons why you can benefit from therapy — even if you don't have a mental illness - Insider
7 Subtle Signs Your Happiness Is Too Reliant On Your Partner, Even Though You Think You’re Independent - Bustle
If You Experience These 11 Symptoms During The Day, You Might Have Anxiety - Bustle
Is Nitrous Oxide Even Still a Thing, & Should Parents Be Worried? - She Knows
How Much Beer Can You Drink While You're Breastfeeding? You Don't Have To Go Without - Romper
40 Health Myths You Hear Every Day - Best Life Online
How can I better manage my anger? Here are 6 tips for expressing your anger more effectively - ThriveWorks
Step-By-Step Guide for Practicing Mindfulness Right Here, Right Now - ThriveWorks
Mental Health Professionals Sum Up Therapy in One Word - ThriveWorks
After the Florida Mass Shooting: PTSD in Teens - Kars 4 Kids
13 Things You Do Every Day That Could Be Hurting Your Health - HuffPost
15 Powerful Ways To Treat Anxiety If You Can’t Afford Medication Or Therapy - Bustle
6 Unexpected Nighttime Habits Of Psychopaths, According To Experts - Bustle
15 Interesting Qualities People Who Everyone Likes Have In Common - Bustle
11 Things Your Partner Says To Show The Relationship Is More Superficial Than Serious For Them - Bustle
A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation - She Knows
My Friend Is Suicidal: What Should I Do? What Should I Not Do? - ThriveWorks
Be the Most Approachable Person In the Room: 7 Professional Tips - Thriveworks
10 Ways You Can Lower Work Stress Levels - Forbes
11 Little-Known Side Effects Of Occasionally Taking Anxiety Medication - Bustle
Love gone too far: What ‘6 Balloons’ gets right about enabling an addict - Film Daily
If You Have These 11 Personality Traits, You’re More Likely To Be In Unhealthy Relationships - Bustle
What career path is right for me? - Thriveworks
Parents Who Use Their Children’s Pain to Get Opioids - Healthline
5 Experts Tips for Showing Your Partner You Appreciate Them - Brit + Co
8 Ways To Become More Reliable, According To Experts - Bustle
7 Surprising Facts About Dissociative Identity Disorder - Bustle
11 Guilt-Free Tips for Saying “No” in Your Social Life - Brit + Co
Your High Is Probably Going to Change As You Get Older - Tonic
What Couples Should Do to Move Forward After a Major Fight - Fatherly
If You Already Do These 9 Things By Your First Anniversary, Your Relationship Is Likely To Last - Bustle
Your Daily Cup of Coffee Definitely Affects Your Anxiety, and These Experts Explain How - POPSUGAR
11 Things People Who Cope With Anxiety Well Do Differently - Bustle
8 ways to teach kids to see the best in others - The Washington Post
Are You a Codependent Man? - Fatherly
How to Cope (or Help a Grieving Friend) on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day After the Loss of a Parent - Make It Better
How Honest Should You Really Be on Social Media? - Brit + Co
7 Common Health Issues We Need To Remove The Stigma From ASAP - Bustle
How To Comfort A Friend Who Lost A Parent - HuffPo
Can Meditation Help You Focus? Why Practicing Mindfulness Is The Key To Concentration - Elite Daily
Some Simple Ways to Turn Anxiety Into Excitement - Greatist
7 Weird Things Men Do When They Realize They Met The One - Romper
7 Ways To Prevent Nightmares You May Not Know - Bustle
7 Signs Your Inability To Fall In Love May Be A Larger Emotional Problem - Bustle
9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bipolar Disorder - She Knows
source:psychology" Why We Need to Stop Demonizing Antidepressants - Psychology Today
7 Interesting Signs You Might Have Dependent Personality Disorder - Romper
If a friend tells you they're deeply depressed or suicidal, this is how you can support them - Hello Giggles
Vain Valentines: 5 Signs You’re Dating A Narcissist - Healthy Way
Is Online Therapy Legit? - Healthy Way
5 Steps to Start a Social Media Cleanse - Dope Magazine
Can the Pain Without the Meds: 8 Non-Pharma Therapies - Medshadow
What are the four phases of PTSD? - Thriveworks
6 Tips for Telling Your Significant Other About Your Mental Illness - The Mighty
Can Ambien’s Side Effects Make You Racist? - Honey Colony
What A Narcissist Says (And What They Really Mean) - Healthy Way
11 Recurring Problems That Are A Sign You Give Off Negative Energy - Bustle
40 Things to Stop Believing About Yourself After 40 - Reader's Digest
How Can I Be More Assertive? 12 Simple Steps - Fupping
Feeling Scattered? These 7 Visualizations Can Help You Focus - Greatist
Is Getting Tattooed Addictive? Here’s The Science Of Why You Want To Go Back For More Ink - Bustle
Where To Get Narcan, The Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug - Bustle
Is Drinking Affecting Your Relationship? A Therapist Shares 5 Signs That It's Time To Scale Back - Elite Daily
7 Signs Your Weekend Drinking May Actually Be High-Functioning Alcoholism - Bustle
What to Do if You Realize You’re a Toxic Person - She Knows
The Best Questions To Ask Yourself To Determine Which Of The 4 Attachment Styles You Are - Bustle
What is fentanyl, the drug that pushed overdose deaths to a record high in 2017? - Hello Giggles
11 Intelligence Traits That Mean You're Smarter Than the Average Bear - Livestrong
Workplaces fighting opioid addiction as percentage of users at work grows - Fox 47 News
This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Actually Relax - Reader's Digest
The risks of the spice epidemic on mental health - Metro UK
Best Books: 5 Useful Self Help Books For Teens (Boys & Girls) - Fupping
7 Habits You Learned Early In Life That Cause Anxiety - Bustle
7 Types Of Arguments That Prove You’re With The Right Person, Even If You Have Second Thoughts - Bustle
24 Doctors & Health Experts Share the Benefits of Proper Hydration + How to Get Clean Water - Best Osmosis Systems
The Benefits Of Taking A Social Media Break Are Worth Putting Your Phone Down For, Experts Say - Elite Daily
Here's How Cleaning Relieves Stress, According To Experts, Because It Doesn't Have To Suck - Elite Daily
11 Best Books To Read To Improve Your Social Skills - Fupping
What's the Difference Between Enabling and Supporting? - How Stuff Works
7 Questions To Ask Your Partner, Even If You Don’t Want To Know The Answer - Bustle
How to beat back night-time anxiety and get to sleep - NBC News
13 Little Ways You Can Help Someone Who Has Experienced Trauma - Huffpost
How Can Single Mom's Deal with "Empty Nest Syndrome"? - Hand Mommy the Wine
7 Signs You're Addicted To Stress & How To Break The Habit - Bustle
Why Watching Scary Movies for Halloween May Help Your Anxiety - Allure
Why is Self Esteem Important? - UpJourney
What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Drinking - Eating Well
9 Shocking Ways Anxiety Affects Your Health In The Long Run - Bustle
Why does bullying happen? Who is at risk of being bullied? - Thriveworks
What are the Benefits of Positive Thinking? - UpJourney
7 Techniques Female Sociopaths Are More Likely To Use than Male Sociopaths - Bustle
How to Help Your BFF Through a Breakup - Brit + Co
Blended families: How to improve the bond between both “sides” and bring everyone together - Thriveworks
Health Insurance and Preventive Care - Quote Wizard
10 Common Health Insurance Mistakes - Quote Wizard
COBRA Insurance: What You Need to Know to Keep Health Insurance Coverage - Quote Wizard
7 Little Things You Do In Private That Could Be A Sign Of OCD - Bustle
How to Improve Your Social Skills? - UpJourney
14 Useful Tips For Navigating The Holidays When You're Not Drinking - Huffpost
How to Tell If Someone's Truly Passive-Aggressive or If You're Just Taking Things Personally - Greatist
Grief Affects Your Mind And Body — Here’s How - Simple Most
Some People Relive Psychedelic Trips Years Later - Tonic
Why Are People Insecure? - UpJourney
What is sleep paralysis? Here’s everything you need to know about this frightening condition - Thriveworks
5 Myths About Therapy, Debunked by Mental Health Professionals - HealthiNation
5 Ways You Can Support a Friend Living with an Eating Disorder - Modern Fertility
Types C and D: Two Unique But Often-Overlooked Personality Types - Healthy Way
How to Parent an Extroverted Child - She Knows
5 Ways to Reduce Financial Stress - Incharge
Are Session Beers Healthier for You? - Tonic
What Not to Say to Someone Having a Health Crisis - Next Avenue
Should you cave in and give your 8-year-old a smartphone? - Chicago Tribune
Top 25 Best Mental Health Apps: An Effective Alternative for When You Can’t Afford Therapy? - PsyCom
This is what happens to your brain after sex - Insider
Fentanyl Testing Kits: Saving Lives or Promoting Drug Use? - ABC 25 (WPBF)
Huffing Air Duster Causes Fatal Car Crash - CBS 12 (WPEC)
Addiction Expert Explains Relapse Following Demi Lovato Overdose - ABC 25 (WPBF)
FDA Warns of Synthetic Cannabis Laced with Rat Poison - CBS 12 (WPEC)
Possible Drug-Fueled Murder - CBS 12 (WPEC)
"Unhooked" - Florida Crossroads

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