‘Pre-Addiction: An Overlooked Part of the Substance Use Disorder Continuum’

Dr. McLellan has been a career researcher for 45 years at the Treatment Research Institute (1992 – 2012) and as a Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine (1978 – 2014). In his career he has published over 650 research articles and successfully completed over 150 NIH research grants. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American, Swedish, Italian and British Societies of Addiction Medicine – and jointly from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. McLellan served for two years as Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and a senior author of President Obama’s National Drug Control Strategy.  In 2016 Dr. McLellan served as Senior Editor for the U.S. Surgeon General’s report, Facing Addiction. Dr. McLellan holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. He received postgraduate training in psychology at Oxford University in England.

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