About Us

We are a group of online professionals who are committed to helping you or your loved ones overcome addiction.


How do we help, you ask? We help in these 3 ways:
1. Understanding The Causes Of Addiction

Before you or your loved one can overcome addiction, you must first understand what causes it. While the factors that lead to addiction are different for every individual, we provide some of the most detailed and useful substance abuse and addiction resources on the Web. Educating yourself on how drugs impact the body, why people turn to them, and the path to recovery is key to your successful recovery.

2. Understanding The Treatment Options

With so many treatment options out there, how do you choose the right one for you or your loved one? Our detailed content will give you a deep understanding of all your options including inpatient, outpatient, detox, psychotherapy and medication assisted treatment. We suggest you reach out to your health insurance provider to weigh out the cost of each of these options.

3. Selecting The Right Treatment Center

Choosing the right treatment center to help you overcome your addiction is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. With so many options out there the process can be overwhelming. Fortunately, our team has already done the heavy lifting for you. Select your city and you’ll find a list of the top treatment centers based on our research. Make sure they offer the treatment type you’re looking for and that the cost and payment options meet your needs.

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Featured Writers

Jenn Tomomitsu, PhD

Jenn is a Canadian writer and poet with a background in psychology, sociology, and natural health. She is the founder of The Master in You, a mental wellness site that provides information about the role that thoughts and emotions play in our physical and emotional health. Jenn is passionate about inner growth and the power of the mind-body connection, and this informs her writing and research on addiction treatment. On Rehabaid, Jenn aims to write accessible, informative content and provide resources that can help people make empowered and informed decisions about their recovery.

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Michael Couchman, PhD

Michael Couchman holds a Ph.D. in History from Queen’s University, where his research was focused on the origins of international drug control and legislative responses to problematic substance use. His award-winning doctoral thesis comparatively analyzed different official approaches to addictions treatment and their resultant public health implications. He has also written extensively about cannabis legalization in Canada, as well as the opioid crisis in the United States. In his current role at RehabAid.com, he researches, writes, and edits helpful and informative content concerning the best available, evidence-based treatment options for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Saya Des Marais, MSW

Saya is a mental health content writer with over a decade of experience working as a mental health professional. She's trained in practices like EMDR and Motivational Interviewing, and worked with people battling addiction and co-occurring disorders in her former life as a clinical social worker. Addiction is also a personal matter to her - many people very dear to her are in recovery. The most important thing to her as a writer is creating mental health content that is helpful, and not confusing - the last thing you need when you're trying to beat mental illness or addiction is bad information.

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Tom Roth

Tom has made it his mission to help those in need. He began his career with RehabAid researching, crafting and editing content. His diligent pursuit of empowering those in need with useful resources blossomed into a position as RehabAid's Outreach Director. Understanding the weight of our words and the content we produce, he leads the effort to develop meaningful connections with likeminded facilities and organizations nationally.

His passion and focus for helping those with mental health issues and their families comes from personal experience. Witnessing the effects substance abuse had on parts of his family, he feels a profound connection with others going through a similar struggle. It's for this reason that he wants to make sure victims of addiction have access to the best possible resources, most current information, and trustworthy care programs. For Tom, it's about reaching as many people as possible.

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Medical Reviewer

Paul Brenner M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Paul Brenner has extensive experience as a counseling psychologist. He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on the psychology of health and illness and the unconscious patterns that run our lives. Corporations such as Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Disney, Disney International, Fleetwood International, and Rhino Records have used Dr. Brenner’s “Family Triangle Process” for team building and understanding the reason why individuals fall into given categories when tested by various psychological inventories.

Prior to his transition to psychology, Dr. Paul Brenner was a decorated physician. He was the Director of Psychosocial Oncology and the Support Group Coordinator at the San Diego Cancer Research Institute and the San Diego Cancer Center, the Director of SafeReach Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Medical Association. He was also the Health Director of the Center for Healing Arts, the Director of the Project Sharing-Hospice Out Reach Program, on the Founding Board of the American Holistic Medical Association, the former Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Scripps Memorial Hospital and a former Professor and Director of Female Cancer Surgery at the UCSD School of Medicine.

Dr. Paul Brenner is also the author of several psychology and wellness books, including Buddha in the Waiting Room, Health is a Question of Balance, A Shared Creation, Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes, and Love Made Visible. Dr. Brenner received his B.A. from Brown University, his M.D. from New York Medical College and held an American Cancer Fellowship in Female Oncology. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from The International University of Professional Psychology. He is presently at the San Diego Cancer Research Institute (SDCRI) and the Life Wellness Center in San Diego.