John Kelly on Improving Outcomes

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In this video, the Harvard professor talks about what it will take to lift the addiction treatment field to the next level

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John Kelly, PhD, ABPP

From clinicians to researchers to treatment center executives, everyone in the field of addiction is united by a single goal: to improve outcomes.

At the forefront of this work is John Kelly, PhD, ABPP, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. When Kelly speaks, his colleagues tend to listen. And in this video, he says better outcomes won’t be achieved until there is “greater connectivity between the different stakeholders, all trying to make a difference with these endemic problems related to alcohol and other drug use disorders.”

The interview is part of Recovery Reimagined, a collaboration between and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) whose goal is to examine what is and isn’t working in treatment and, in turn, bring forth innovation. Annie Peters, PhD, LP, director of Research and Education for the NAATP, led the discussion with Kelly. You can read the full interview with Kelly here.

The Recovery Reimagined series continues next week with an in-depth conversation with nationally known recovery coaches Shari Hampton and Ester Nicholson. The two dive into a number of topics, including what can be done to overcome racial disparities in addiction treatment.

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