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Keith Humphreys, Ph.D.


Dr. Humphreys is a Professor of Psychiatry and a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs. He studies treatments and self-help programs for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. In addition to his scientific projects, he is actively involved in teaching addiction prevention and treatment methods to medical students, psychiatric residents, and clinical psychology interns.

Dr. Humphreys has been extensively involved in U.S. policy making in the areas of mental illness and addiction, and has also been a consultant to science and human service agencies in Spain, Bulgaria, Iraq, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa.

Awards and Credentials

  1. Member, National Advisory Council, U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2007-2011
  2. Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest, American Psychological Association, 2009
  3. Member, White House Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities, 2006-2007
  4. Fellow, Society for Community Research and Action, 2001

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Recommended Reading List

  • Alcohol: The Ambiguous Molecule. Edwards, G. (2004). Penguin.
  • Matters of Substance: Drugs, and Why Everyone Is a User. Edwards, G. (2005). St.Martin’s Press.
  • Circles of Recovery: Self-Help Organisations for Addictions. Humphreys, K. (2004). Cambridge.

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