I’m, Dr. David Sack, an addiction psychiatrist. Ask me anything about drug and sex addiction
Hi Redditors! My name is David Sack, MD, and I'm board certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. As chief medical officer of Elements Behavioral Health, I oversee a nationwide network of addiction and mental health treatment centers, providing drug and sex addiction help. I’ve been interviewed for Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine and many other outlets. I’m also a guest blogger for Psych Central and Psychology Today.
More about me here… David Sack
I look forward to answering your questions today. I’ll be on from 11am PST to 12:30pm PST. I will also check back later this evening in case you weren’t able to make the time above.
Speak to you all soon!
[UPDATE] 7/18/2016 12:33PM - GREAT questions everyone! I've tried to answer as many as I could during our allocated timeframe. I need to take a break but will be back on in a couple of hours to answer a few more. Keep the questions coming. I hope you're finding my answers helpful! -Dr. Sack
[UPDATE] 7/19/2016 09:13AM - I responded to a few more questions last night and will be continuing today. Addiction is a very important topic and I appreciate the level of engagement taking place on here. Keep it coming! -Dr. Sack
[UPDATE] 7/20/2016 03:30PM - First of all I'd like to thank ALL of you who've participated in this AMA. With nearly 3K comments and growing, this exceeded all my expectations and it's been great to read and answer your questions as well as the support I'm seeing from people in recovery advising others. I'm still going through questions and I will keep answering the ones that I have not. You're keeping me for the next couple of days! My apologies if I miss some questions, it's not intentional.
That said, I have a favor to ask to the community, especially if you're still engaged in this AMA. It would be helpful if you could perhaps help me prioritize which questions to answer by upvoting the ones that you liked. I hope this is within community rules. Thank you! - Dr. Sack