Matt Gonzales, Content Writer for

Matt Gonzales

Matt's Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication with a journalism concentration

About Matt

Matt is a writer and researcher for As someone who has lost a loved one to addiction, he understands the importance of professional treatment and how proper education about the dangers of substance abuse can save lives.

Matt writes a combination of news articles, static pages, informational guides and feature stories about drug and alcohol addiction for He has interviewed counselors, politicians, college professors, nonprofit leaders and other addiction experts.

He also has spoken with a number of people in recovery, including college students, combat veterans and mental health professionals. By sharing their stories, Matt hopes to help tear down stigma associated with substance use disorders and inspire people in similar situations to seek treatment.

  • Matt graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in communication with a journalism concentration
  • He has been writing professionally since 2011
  • He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and 2-year-old son

In college, Matt learned the tricks of the journalism trade and occasionally contributed to the campus newspaper. Upon graduation, he was a freelance columnist for a host of online platforms, including Yahoo! Sports.

In August 2013, Matt accepted a position as a journalist with the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In this role, he served as the head writer for the Shenandoah-North Fork Journal, a reporter for the company’s daily publication, and a feature writer for a quarterly magazine.

Matt began working for in March 2016.

He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @bymattjgonzales.

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