Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, is Adjunct Professor at the Columbia School of Public Health; was for 12 years the Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation's largest state mental health agency - and continues there as Distinguished Psychiatrist Advisor; and Contributing Writer for Psychology Today, the NY Journal and Washington Independent Review of Books, among many other publications. He was Medical Editor for Mental Health for the HuffPost, where over 250 of his posts were published. He has served as Mental Health commissioner for NYC; Medical Director/EVP for McLean Hospital, a Harvard teaching facility; and as Director of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association. He has written hundreds of articles on mental health, the addictions and book, film, TV and theatre reviews, and has published a dozen books. Dr. Sederer was the 2019 recipient of the Doctor of the Year award from The National Council on Behavioral Health. He is a Co-Founder and CMO of SessionTogether and Chair of the Advisory Board of Get Help. He has taught medical writing for the lay public for 17 sequential semesters at the Columbia Department of Psychiatry/The NYS Psychiatric Institute. He recently founded and now directs Columbia Psychiatry Media. His latest book, now in paperback, is The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (Scribner, 2018). Look for his next book in 2020.