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Tom Horvath

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Tom Horvath
American Addiction Centers (AAC)

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is the leading provider for addiction treatment across the U.S. specializing in evidence-based treatment and mental health care.

At AAC, we aim to treat the whole person, which includes those with co-occurring mental health disorders, physical illnesses, or social issues related to addiction treatment.

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A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., is California licensed psychologist (PSY7732) and a board certified clinical psychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the founder and owner of Practical Recovery, a self-empowering addiction treatment system in San Diego. Practical Recovery consists of four facilities (two six bed rehabs in University City, a seven bed sober living home in Carmel Valley, and outpatient services in La Jolla).

He has been the long-standing volunteer president of SMART Recovery, an international non-profit providing free, science-based, self-empowering mutual help groups for abstaining from any addiction. He is a past president of the American Psychological Association’s Society on Addiction Psychology (Division 50), the world’s largest organization of addiction psychologists, and past president and fellow of the San Diego Psychological Association. He is adjunct faculty at Alliant International University, and previously adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego.

He is the author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions (listed by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies as a “Self-Help Book of Merit”). Dr. Horvath’s publications, media interviews, and presentations are helping to change how individuals, professionals, and societies understand addictive behavior.

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP); California Psychologist License PSY7732
American Addiction Centers (AAC)

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is the leading provider for addiction treatment across the U.S. specializing in evidence-based treatment and mental health care.

At AAC, we aim to treat the whole person, which includes those with co-occurring mental health disorders, physical illnesses, or social issues related to addiction treatment.