Addiction Center's Experts

At Addiction Center, we strive to provide our audience with high-quality, informative content to help assist those who struggle with addiction or mental health conditions. Our primary focus is always on the wellbeing of those who visit our site, and as such, our focus is to provide them with trustworthy, factual content that gives them the tools and information necessary to find meaningful help, and ultimately, an addiction-free life.

We work with a variety of addiction experts to ensure our content is written and reviewed by professionals in the addiction treatment field. Each one of the experts we work with has hands-on experience working with people affected by addiction. Learn more about them below.

Meet Our Addiction Experts

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Dr. Ashish Bhatt

Addiction Medicine Specialist

Addiction Center’s Medical Content Director, Dr. Ashish Bhatt, MD, MRO is an accomplished physician, addiction medicine specialist, and psychiatrist with over 20 years of medical and administrative leadership.

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Travis Pantiel

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Travis Pantiel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Board-Certified Counselor with specialized expertise in the co-occurring disorder treatment field.

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Dayna Smith-Slade

Certified Addictions Counselor

Dayna Smith-Slade is a nationally certified Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), licensed Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and Substance Abuse Expert (SAE) with over 29 of hands-on experience in the addiction field.

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David Hampton

Certified Professional Recovery Coach

A survivor of addiction himself, David Hampton is a Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC) and a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).

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Theresa Parisi

Certified Addiction Professional

Theresa Parisi is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM), and International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) with over 12 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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Amber Biello-Taylor

Certified Addiction Professional

Amber Biello-Taylor is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) with over 10 years of professional addiction treatment experience.

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