Dr. John Kelly

Kelly preferred picDr. John Kelly. Dr. Kelly is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine, and Program Director of the MGH Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS). He also serves as a Board Member on the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association, Division on Addictions, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and the journal, Addiction. He is a scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Dr. Kelly has conducted research in many areas pertaining to adolescent treatment outcomes, recovery management, and the effects of continuing care. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process, which has included specific research on the effectiveness of mutual-help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, as adjuncts to formal care. Most recently he has focused his research on stigma associated with addiction by studying how different terms and language used to describe individuals suffering from these conditions may influence attitudes about the need for treatment versus punishment.

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