Dr. Frederick Woolverton is the founder and director of the acclaimed Village Institute for Psychotherapy in Manhattan and Arkansas as well as the former clinical director of the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse. He has facilitated the recovery of thousands, published numerous papers on addiction, written nationally adopted courses on addiction and been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and other publications. His blog, Unhooked, is featured on Psychology Today.com
Susan Shapiro became addicted to her shrink Dr. Woolverton when he helped her quit twenty-seven-year smoking and drinking habits and start writing successfully. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, andPeople, and on Salon.com. She is the author of seven books, including Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Speed Shrinking (currently optioned for films), and the memoir, Lighting Up, about her successful addiction therapy. She is a journalism professor who teaches the popular instant gratification takes too long writing method at the New School, New York University, and in private workshops and seminars. Visit her at www.susanshapiro.net.