Substance Use Disorders & the Opioid Crisis


Social workers are on the frontlines of our nation’s opioid addiction crisis, helping people, families and communities recover. Social workers also help people overcome other substance use disorders, including alcoholism, and harmful behaviors such as gambling addiction. Here are our experts. To arrange interviews or speaking engagements email

Name State Specific Expertise
Dr. Judith G. Balcerzak California
Sage Brand Ohio Collegiate Recovery
LaQueshia Clemons Connecticut
Graham Danzer Florida
Laurie Eldred Michigan
Shawntelle L. Fisher Missouri
Deirdre Drohan Forbes, LCSW, SIFI New York
Michael Hayter Virginia
Makoto Ikegami Georgia
Lee King New Mexico
Theresa A. Lyons, Esq., MSW New Jersey
Dr. La'Tesha Sampson New Jersey
Beth Fisher Sanders North Carolina
Dr. Lawrence Shulman New Hampshire
Alexandra Solomon Connecticut
Jennifer Sorensen New Jersey Harm Reduction
An-Pyng Sun Nevada
Nick Szubiak District of Columbia
Melissa Torregrossa New York
Katherine Stuart van Wormer, MSSW, Ph.D. Wisconsin
Marya Wright, DSW(c) MSW California
Orlando Wright Maryland
Jana Wu Connecticut Kratom Use