Writing about the field of addiction is Thomas' specialty. As a former addict himself, he thoroughly understands the trials and tribulations of the substance-using population. His writing focuses on science-based treatment approaches, improving treatment accessibility, and fighting stigma against substance users.
An academic researcher by training, all of Thomas' writing is science-focused and well-sourced. He stays up-to-date with quality scholarly articles regarding substance use and mental health and incorporates them into all of his writing. He has been published in two academic journals, given several presentations on a variety of addiction-related topics, and worked as a research assistant in an alcohol research laboratory at an R2 university.
Aside from his writing, Thomas is an avid reader, rock climber, and traveler.
Studied psychology with an emphasis on substance use, abuse, and treatment. Worked in a research laboratory under the tutelage of Dr. Cynthia Mohr investigating the social determinants of alcohol use. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Thomas has done extensive scientific research at his alma mater, Portland State University. He spent two years working in a research laboratory writing academic articles and conducting research looking into the social determinants of alcohol use and other facets of social psychology. He has two scholarly articles published under his name, "Alcohol in the workplace" and "Drinking to Cope in the COVID-19 Era: An Investigation Among College Students".
Further, he contributed to several other research projects while in the laboratory, including:
- Sleep leadership for military officers
- Resilience leadership training for military officers
- Partner perceived responsiveness' effects on sleep and pain
- Workplace anger
- Mortality salience amongst veterans
Thomas' research training makes him an excellent fit if you need writing that is well-sourced and scientific in nature.
Thomas has extensive experience within the healthcare system. He has spent over 6 years working in multiple clinical roles throughout his career, including medical detoxification facilities and secure psychiatric residential treatment.
Here is a full list of his clinical experience:
- Lead Secure Residential Treatment Specialist II, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (1 year)
- Behavioral Technician, Crestview Recovery (2 years)
- Detox Technician, Hope by the Sea (2 years)
- Residential Technician, Hope by the Sea (1 year)
In addition, Thomas has done extensive academic research on the topics of addiction and substance use recovery. He spent 2 years under the tutelage of Dr. Cynthia Mohr at the DYADIC lab writing academic articles and conducting research on the social determinants of substance use.
All of this experience is used to inform his writing. If you need a writer who understands the healthcare industry inside-out, he has the experience required to make authoritative and persuasive writing campaigns for you.
Thomas is the owner and writer at PsychAddiction.
His blog investigates the science of addiction, psychology, and treatment. Most posts are geared towards in-depth research on a particular topic, with the goal of taking big scientific ideas and synthesizing the information into easily digestible content.