Listen as host Danny Scalise has a conversation with Dr. Marvin Seppala of the Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic about the integration of addiction treatment with medication assisted treatment and 12-step programs.
Marvin D. Seppala, MD, is chief medical officer at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and an adjunct Assistant Professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science. His responsibilities include overseeing all interdisciplinary clinical practices at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, maintaining and improving quality of care, and supporting growth strategies for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s residential and nonresidential addiction treatment programs. Seppala obtained his MD at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, and served his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction at University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis. Dr. Seppala is author of Clinician’s Guide to the Twelve Step Principles, and a co-author of When Painkillers Become Dangerous, Pain-Free Living for Drug-Free People, and Prescription Painkillers, Hazelden Publishing.