Dr. Peter MyersDr. Peter Myers is an online instructor who retired from coordinating an addiction counselor training program at a college in New Jersey. He was co-chair of the regional addictions agency consortium and member of the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of NJ. Earlier he worked at the NYC Addiction Services Agency and at an adolescent outpatient programs. He coordinated a wide variety of prevention and assistance programs and was a Certified Prevention Specialist and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional.
With an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences and addictions, Myers serves as Editor In Chief of the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Dr. Myers is Past President of INCASE, the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education and was one of the founding Commissioners of the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission.
He is co-author or editor of six texts in the addictions field, and author of over twenty articles and reviews in professional publications, concerning social networks of addicts, paranoia and cult leadership, institutional denial, Chinese-American medical practice, and cultures of healing. Becoming an Addictions Counselor, co- authored with Norman Salt, is in its’ third edition. Currently he is Series Editor for a nine volume drug reference series for ABC-CLIO/Greenwood.
Dr. Myers is a former marathon runner, 9/11 survivor, and is grandfather of two. A lifelong resident of New York City, he recently moved 140 miles north to his rural residence.