Steve Grinstead, M.A. is an author and nationally 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, addictive disorders and coexisting mental and personality disorders for two decades. He was formerly in private practice in Sacramento as well as consulting for pain clinics in Sacramento, Auburn, and Yuba City, California working with patients experiencing chronic pain and substance use disorders. Dr. Grinstead has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders. 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.
Dr. Grinstead has authored and co-authored books and pamphlets with Terence T. Gorski, including the books listed below and he is currently writing his new book Freedom From Suffering: Seven Strategic Steps to Effective Pain Management, due out in late 2006. The exercises in this book are being field tested in several treatment programs including the Avalon Gardens, Palm Springs Program.
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