Pasadena Recovery Center is Pleased to Welcome Renowned Doctor and Addiction Specialist David E. Smith

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:00pm PST

This is an opportunity for clients to not only learn more about this terrible disease, but for family and friends to hear from a leading expert who has dedicated his entire life to helping people with addiction issues." said Phillips.

Pasadena Recovery Center is delighted to welcome renowned doctor and addiction specialist, David E. Smith, to speak at their groundbreaking Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 14th at Noon. Dr. Smith is currently the consulting physician for North Bay Recovery Center in San Francisco. He is the Chair of Addiction Medicine for Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services, a program for teenage boys dealing with substance abuse issues. He has authored and co-authored 26 books, written over 350 journal articles and been the technical consultant for 28 drug abuse-related films. Dr. Smith is the founder of Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, a medical journal published five times a year. In 2013, Dr. Smith’s contributions were further recognized when he received the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Smith’s incredible expertise can help those battling with recovery to live successful, healthy, sober lives. Mackenzie Phillips, actress and Treatment and Recovery Advocate at Pasadena Recovery Center, will be introducing Dr. David Smith, and following the talk there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr. Smith as our featured guest for this month's speaker series," said Phillips. “This is an opportunity for clients to not only learn more about this terrible disease, but for family and friends to hear from a leading expert who has dedicated his entire life to helping people with addiction issues." said Phillips.

Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts amazing authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them.

Dr. David Smith’s recognition began when we founded, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics, a free service for patients throughout northern California, in response to thousands of youths seeking medical attention in San Francisco in 1967. The Clinic was initially funded by the proceeds of a local benefit concert, as the popularity grew the concert featured infamous bands such as, The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Dr. Smith’s clinic created medical emergency tents for the concert, which became known as “Rock Medicine.” This branch of Dr. Smith’s Clinic is still in operation today and provides medical assistant to hundreds of music concerts each year throughout the nation.

Pasadena Recovery Center: Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives.

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