Mel Vincent, M.D. was raised in Guelph Ontario. He received his BSC in Nutrition from the University of Guelph and MSC in Nutrition from the University of Toronto. He received his Medical Degree from McMaster 1984 and completed Psychiatry training in 1988. He worked at Homewood Health Center in Guelph for 5 years, 3 of which were full time addictions and passed American Society Addiction Medicine exam in 1992. Dr. Vincent then moved to Comox Valley where worked at St. Joseph Hospital psychiatry unit, provided consultation to mood disorder/schizophrenia clinic and provided psychiatric consultation in private office. In 2002 became Director of Psychiatric Services at EDGEWOOD, an 84-bed residential treatment program for addictions and 40 extended care beds. He has done multiple presentations on addiction/concurrent disorders, initiated a 5 Day Addiction Training for Physicians, and initiated an annual addiction/concurrent disorders conference at EDGEWOOD. He is also a clinical Instructor for Dept. Psychiatry UBC in the newly approved Addiction Division.