Addiction Management Blog

About John

John Fitzgerald is a psychologist specializing in understanding and treating addiction. He is a licensed professional counselor, certified addiction specialist, and has a masters degree in counseling psychology and a doctoral degree in systems science and social psychology.
He is on Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Sciences University, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Systems Science Graduate Program at Portland State University, and a past Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College.

In 2007 his dissertation, A multilevel analysis of individual and organizational-level effects on staff attitudes towards use of medication in substance abuse treatment won the Patrick H. DeLeon Prize from Division 55 of the American Psychological Association. That same year he won a Junior Investigator Award from Addiction Health Services Research for work related to applying a systems approach to understanding the nonmedical use, abuse and diversion of opioid analgesic products. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.

He is also an avid photographer, lover of family travel, and has a keen interest in lifestyle and the various ways people set up their lives. These topics and others he blogs about on his site: