Lance  Dodes, M.D.

Lance Dodes, M.D.

Lance Dodes, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and has retired from his position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author or co-author of many journal articles and book chapters about addiction and has written three books: The Heart of Addiction (2002), Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction (2011), and The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry (2014). He has been the Director of the substance abuse treatment unit of Harvard’s McLean Hospital, the Alcoholism Treatment Unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Boston Center for Problem Gambling. Dr. Dodes has been honored by the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School for "Distinguished Contribution" to the study and treatment of addictive behavior and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.