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Sophie Stein, A.P.R.N.

Sophie Stein is a Clinical Editor at American Addiction Centers.

She received her master’s of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is credentialed by the ANCC as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (P.M.H.N.P.) and is licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse. Sophie previously worked as a P.M.H.N.P. at an outpatient psychiatric practice providing mental health care for children, adolescents, and adults. She performed patient evaluations and medication management, including using pharmacogenetic testing to guide her treatment plans.

Sophie is passionate about helping those struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders, and she believes that providing those individuals and their loved ones with thorough, accurate educational resources is essential. This is what led her to her current position as clinical editor at American Addiction Centers, where Sophie works to ensure the information provided is reliable and up to date

Scot Thomas, MD

Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. During his medical studies, Dr. Thomas saw firsthand the multitude of lives impacted by struggles with substance abuse and addiction, motivating him to seek a clinical psychiatry preceptorship at the San Diego VA Hospital’s Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program.

In his post-graduate clinical work, Dr. Thomas later applied the tenets he learned to help guide his therapeutic approach with many patients in need of substance treatment. In his current capacity as Senior Medical Editor for American Addiction Centers, Dr. Thomas, works to provide accurate, authoritative information to those seeking help for substance abuse and behavioral health issues.

Kristina Ackermann

Kristina Ackermann, B.A., is the Director of Content at American Addiction Centers. Her professional experience includes evidence-based research for peer-reviewed medical journals, with an emphasis in addiction treatment and prehospital care.

Amanda Lautieri

Amanda Lautieri, B.A., has more than 15 years of professional writing and editing experience that includes editing for several major online publishers and writing and editing medical content ranging from academic texts to online training and recertification courses for emergency medical service responders.

Editorial Staff