Jim Herndon is a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine Physician Assistant program in 2002. Jim is the Founder of Addiction Therapeutic Services, an Intensive Outpatient Program. He also currently provides medical services at Michael’s House Treatment Center as a Medical Consultant. In 2008, Jim became Medical Director of ABC Recovery where he assists with admissions and works with medical staff to ensure quality care for the clients. Prior experience includes 5 years on the Medical staff at The Betty Ford Center. He was published in 2005 in the ASAM Journal of Addictive Diseases, having co-authored an abstract recognizing that Buprenorphine detoxification increases patient retention in treatment. This protocol has since become a nationally recognized model for opioid detoxification. Jim has been in recovery for the last 22 years. With passion he continues his tireless work with alcoholics and addicts, accessing and treating their medical needs.