NADD Announces the First 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joseph Shrand is Medical Director of Road to Responsibility, headquartered in Marshfield, MA, and Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Community Care, headquartered in Dedham, MA. He has been a Lecturer of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, an adjunct Faculty of Boston Children’s Hospital, and is Triple Board Certified in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Among colleagues and staff he is affectionately called “Doctor Joe,” as he was “Joe” in the original children’s cast of the PBS series ZOOM.
Dr. Shrand has developed The I-M Approach, a psychological model that suggests a fundamental paradigm shift toward viewing people as exhibiting a current maximum potential at all times. He is also the founder of Drug Story Theater, Inc., a non-profit organization teaching improvisational theater techniques to teenagers in the early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol, whose performances transform individual recovery into collective prevention.
Dr. Shrand’s books include Manage Your Stress: Overcoming Stress in the Modern World; Outsmarting Anger: Seven Strategies to Defuse Our Most Dangerous Emotion; The Fear Reflex: Five Ways to Overcome It and Trust Your Imperfect Self; and Do You Really Get me? Finding Value in Yourself Through Empathy and Connection. His weekly radio show, The Dr. Joe Show: Exploring Who We Are and Why We Do What We Do, covers a range of issues in addiction and mental health through discussions with experts and is accessible on WATD 95.9 FM and as a podcast.

NADD is pleased to offer this wonderful keynote to our conference attendees!