Patrick Zierten, EMBA, M.A. has been working with individuals and families struggling with substance misuse for over 14 years. During that time he was a counselor, Program Manager and Executive Director for a number of treatment facilities. He brings his personal experience and a wealth of addiction recovery knowledge to the clients and community he serves. Patrick prides himself in remaining open minded and aware of all the latest addiction related research. He is a knowledgeable and passionate speaker and is the author of Addiction: A Spiritual Malady and Addiction Treatment in the Geriatric Community.