The Addictions Institute is founded on the established research and treatment theories of Dr. Stephanie Brown, Director. The Institute integrates family systems and developmental perspectives to understand childhood and adult difficulties related to addiction and recovery.
Addictions may be subtle and hidden, blatant or ravaging. They may be masked by anxiety, depression, physical complaints, behavioral difficulties, child rearing problems or feelings of helplessness and isolation. Active addiction has severe consequences for the individual and the family. Recovery involves adjustment and change. Professional help may be useful at all stages for everyone concerned.
STEPHANIE BROWN, PhD, DIRECTOR
Dr. Brown is the founder and director of The Addictions Institute, an outpatient counseling and therapy program in Menlo Park, California. She was the founder and director of the Stanford Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, and a Research Associate at the Mental Research Institute where she co-directed The Family Recovery Project. A consultant to clinicians, treatment centers and researchers, Stephanie lectures frequently to professional and lay audiences. Dr. Brown is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of alcoholics, adult children of alcoholics and all addicts and their families, based on her research defining a developmental process of active addiction and recovery.
MARY KENNEDY, LCSW, DIRECTOR, ADDICTIONS INSTITUTE – SAN FRANCISCO
We are pleased to announce the opening of The Addictions Institute San Francisco, under the direction of Mary Kennedy, LCSW. Mary has over 25 years’ experience as a licensed Clinical Social Worker, consultant, connector and organizational leader in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery and trauma.