I recently interviewed Dr. Steve Grinstead, AD, LMFT, ACRPS, CADC-II, on my radio talk show, Kickass Personal Transformation with Marti MacGibbon. Doctor Grinstead is a mentor and colleague, a renowned expert on addiction, relapse prevention, and addiction free pain management. I am honored to have him as a guest, and he has offered to return to the show on Monday, March 17th.
During his last visit to the show, Steve and I discussed addiction, pain management, cognitive behavioral therapy, (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy, (DBT), and the amazing plasticity of the brain and its power to heal. A number of live callers (who reported they suffer from chronic pain and acute pain) came on the show to ask questions. We talked about the connection between stress levels and the perception of pain.
I am grateful to Dr. Grinstead for his professionalism, and for being such a lively and interesting guest. Today, prescription drug overdoses are rampant, and chronic pain presents a difficult challenge to many. You can learn more about Dr. Grinstead, and also you will find a number of resources on his website, and you can listen to the podcast of the entire show in the Pure Motive Radio Network’s archives.
Excerpted from Steve’s bio:
Dr. Grinstead is author of the book Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope as well as author of several other pain management books including Managing Pain and Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. He is an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System.
He has been working with pain management, chemical addictive disorders, eating addiction and coexisting mental and personality disorders for almost 30 years. He is also the Clinical Director of Training and Consultation for the Gorski-CENAPS ® Corporation.
Dr. Grinstead has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders(Dr. AD). He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He was on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension Alcohol and Drug Studies Program and also taught at Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University Medical School and is currently on the faculty of University of Utah’s School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies as well as an Adjunct Profession at Alliant University teaching Psy.D. Students the Treating the Addicted Family System course for the Marriage and Family Therapy track.