George Kolodner, M.D., a board-certified addiction psychiatrist specializing in the intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment of substance use disorders, talks about how to overcome addictive behavior that limits personal growth. He shares the insights he has gained in his distinguished career, and discusses the role of the Transcendental Meditation technique in recovery.
Dr. Kolodner is a nationally recognized pioneer in the IOP treatment of substance use disorders. He founded Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers in 1973 and has worked relentlessly over the past 50 years to increase awareness of IOP treatment while keeping Kolmac in the vanguard of leading-edge treatment for women and men.
Dr. Kolodner has made many presentations on addiction at the annual meetings of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), of which he is a Distinguished Life Fellow. He is also a past member of the APA Addiction Council and Addiction Treatment Committee. His publications on addiction include articles on co-occurring psychiatric disorders and cannabis use, and book chapters on outpatient withdrawal management.
Dr. Kolodner is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at both the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester, and did his training in psychiatry at Yale University. He has been practicing the TM technique for 10 years.
George Kolodner, M.D., a board-certified addiction psychiatrist specializing in the intensive outpatient treatment of substance use disorders, talks about how to overcome addictive behavior that limits personal growth.
Mario Orsatti, the host of TM Talks and Senior Teacher of the Center for Health and Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, interviewed Dr. Kolodner on December 18, 2022.
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