Dr. Mark Gold, MD: Malibu Beach Recovery Center Has A New Fan
Dr. Mark Gold, MD, one of this country’s most awarded and respected addiction experts, recently spent three days at Malibu Beach Recovery Center and The Brentwood House on a “listening tour.” He interviewed each and every staff member and sat in on Family Weekend lectures and therapy groups. We were honored.
We were introduced to Dr. Gold last year by Dr. Kenneth Blum, PhD, our advisor on neuroscience. Dr. Blum is a faculty member of the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry, which Dr. Gold chairs. Both are members of the McKnight Brain Institute. You can read about Dr. Gold’s 40 years of work in the field of addiction by clicking here. We salute him for establishing at the University of Florida an internship program that turns out five new addiction doctors a year, by far more than any other medical school.
Counselor Craig Sadler, a gifted photographer, documented Dr. Gold’s visit.
Above (left to right): Joan Borsten, Grace Slick, China Isler, Dr. Mark Gold, Dr. Miriam Hamideh. Grace and China regularly introduce MBRC clients and their families to alanon on Family Weekends.
Right: Dr. Mark Gold interviews Counselor Anna Ponomarenko,