Stephen F. Grinstead is an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to addiction & chronic pain disorders, developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management, and author of the book Freedom from Suffering.
Dr. Stephen Grinstead sits down with Aaron and talks frankly about children and their pain meds. The opioid crisis is in full swing, but children get injured. Dr. Grinstead gives parents a process to control the meds, the feelings and the response when a child wants "more".Dr. Grinstead is an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to addiction and chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System. He has been working with chronic pain management, substance use disorders, eating addiction and coexisting mental and personality disorders since 1984. He is also the author of Thank You Adversity for Another Test, Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope as well as several other pain management books including Managing Pain and Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide.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 past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and a current Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He served 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 served on the faculty of University of Utah’s School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor at Alliant University teaching Masters Level and Psy.D. Students the Treating the Addicted Family System course for the Marriage and Family Therapy track for five years.
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