Our Expert Contributors

DrugRehab.com expert contributors include board-certified physicians, clinicians and behavioral health professionals with extensive experience assisting people in overcoming addiction or mental health problems. Collectively, their backgrounds include graduate degrees, mental health licenses and certifications in addiction medicine.

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Ashraf Ali, M.D.

Psychiatrist, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Dr. Ali works with youth at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health in California. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and specialized in mental health and addiction services.

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Christina Purkiss, M.A.

Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, White Picket Fence Counseling Center

Christina Purkiss is a licensed mental health counselor and certified eating disorder specialist. She has worked with people battling eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

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Jason Fields, M.D.


Dr. Fields is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

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Kevin Wandler, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Recovery Systems

Dr. Wander is board-certified in general psychiatry with additional qualifications in addiction psychiatry. He is a national leader in treating substance abuse and eating disorders, with more than 30 years of experience in the field.

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Timothy Huckaby, M.D.

Medical Director, Orlando Recovery Center

Dr. Huckaby uses his knowledge as a medical physician and his personal experiences with addiction and recovery to help people cope with and defeat their substance use disorders.

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What Our Experts Provide

Our experts provide our readers with information associated with addiction and mental health disorders. They impart in-depth knowledge of topics such as the effects of substance use disorders on the brain, teens and substance use, and mental health disorders that co-occur with addiction. These experienced specialists cover a range of subjects in the field of addiction treatment to educate the public and inspire those mired in substance use disorders or mental illness to seek professional, evidence-based treatment.

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