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The State of Addiction Treatment with Guest Reef Karim: CEO, Speaker, Author – Lumion Center, Beverly Hills

Many treatment providers feel like they’re treating a “moving target” and want assistance in how to be more effective.  As more and more residential centers, intensive outpatient treatment and sober living facilities pop up all over the country, the lack of a universal treatment platform and outcome measures leave great debate about what works and what doesn’t.

Why does substance abuse treatment have such a high recidivism rate?  What’s wrong with treatment?  How the opioid epidemic developed and what’s the future with cannabis and designer drugs.

Dr. Reef Karim is a double board certified psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician and relationship expert as well as a writer, comedic host and media personality. (doctorreef.com) He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the founder and director of Lumion Center Beverly Hills, a personal transformation center for mental health, relationships, personal growth and chemical and behavioral addictions (lumioncenter.com) He is well known in the media with appearances on: Oprah, CNN, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, Nightline, The Today Show, and many others. Dr. Reef hosted the television shows Broken Minds on the Discovery Network, House of Clues on Court TV and Outrageous Acts of Psych on the Science Channel. Dr Reef also writes, produces, and hosts the new online late night talk show Reef Madness where he breaks down the best and most controversial topics in human behavior. His literary work is frequently published in Forbes & Huffington Post and his research on human behavior has been published in many prestigious academic journals.  He has a special interest in American Pain, Fame Addiction & The Neuroscience of the Self. (fameaddict.com)

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