Articles by John F. Kelly, Ph.D.

John F. Kelly, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the Recovery Research Institute, the program director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), and the associate director of the Center for Addiction Medicine, all at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies such as The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH); to non-federal institutions such as the Betty Ford Institute and the Hazelden Foundation; and internationally to the British Parliament Drugs Misuse Taskforce.

Alcohol and Adolescents, featuring John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP – Shrinking It Down

February 17, 2022

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Alcohol and Adolescents, featuring John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP – Shrinking It Down

Did you know that 3 out of 4 addiction cases in the U.S. are alcohol addictions, and kids who start drinking before age 15 are significantly more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder than those who wait? Alcohol causes more deaths each year than all other drugs combined, including around 5,000 deaths to children […]

For Those Suffering From Addiction, Recovery Is The Most Likely Outcome—But How Do We Get There From Here?

May 17, 2017

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For Those Suffering From Addiction, Recovery Is The Most Likely Outcome—But How Do We Get There From Here?

https://player.pippa.io/5bd86d4944cdf3c60b93898e/episodes/5bd86d5544cdf3c60b9389a5?theme=default&cover=1&latest=1 Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin. Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin. NOTE: In light of the landmark substance abuse and recovery legislation that was passed today by the Massachusetts Legislature, this blog and podcast couldn’t be any more pertinent. With millions of Americans suffering from addiction, the […]

Myths About the 12-Step Program: What Science Tells Us About Effective Treatment of Addiction

April 23, 2014

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Myths About the 12-Step Program: What Science Tells Us About Effective Treatment of Addiction

The 12-Step Program. Does it work? In recent years, there have been some questions raised about the effectiveness of 12-step mutual-help programs (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) and 12-step professional treatment plans, claiming that these approaches are almost completely ineffective and even harmful in treating substance use disorders. Tune in for more on what parents should […]