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Laurence M. Westreich, M.D.

Laurence M. Westreich, M.D., is an addiction psychiatrist, clinical associate professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, and the author of A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction (Skyhorse Publishing) and Helping the Addict You Love. He is Past President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and is a consultant on behavioral health and addiction to the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, WABC-TV, Fox News, Radio America, Sirius Satellite Radio, WOR-AM, and AP Radio Network, and speaks to schools and community groups on an ongoing basis. He resides in Montclair, New Jersey. For more information, please visit

Articles by Laurence M. Westreich, M.D.:

  • How NOT to Argue with Your Kids About Marijuana
    11 Dec 2017

    Excerpted from A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help (Skyhorse Publishing) by Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. Marijuana, the illegal […]