Dr. Robert Doyle is the author of Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem? He is a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is on the medical staff at Harvard’s prestigious teaching hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Doyle is also on the staff at Harvard University Health Services, where he counsels hundreds of Harvard students each year on alcohol-related problems, depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other issues. He is also a consultant psychiatrist at McLean Hospital, one of the most respected mental health facilities in the United States and a Harvard teaching hospital.
Dr. Doyle is certified in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry with a special interest in alcohol/substance abuse, ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, obesity, mind/body medicine, international medicine, and psychopharmacology. In the field of alcohol abuse/dependence, he received the Sciafe Foundation Scholarship, which allowed him to complete a fellowship in alcohol and substance abuse treatment at the world-renowned Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, California. He has also frequently attended meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) as part of his training and during his clinical practice to gain insight into the problems of alcohol abuse/dependence. These experiences led him to the idea of intervening before people have reached the AA stage, and to this breakthrough concept for his book, Almost Alcoholic: From Recognition to Resolution.
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