White House 'Drug Czar' Michael Botticelli Presents RiverMend Health's Dr. Mark Gold With PATH Foundation NY Lifetime Achievement Award

We’re proud to announce that RiverMend Health Scientific Advisory Boards Chairman, Dr. Mark S. Gold, was honored with the prestigious PATH Foundation NY Lifetime Achievement Award at this past weekend’s Winning The War On Addiction Scientific Conference in New York City.  Dr. Gold is a world renowned substance abuse researcher, prevention and treatment expert whose groundbreaking research has led to new models for understanding the effects of tobacco, cocaine, opiates and other drugs as well as food on the brain and behavior. In the following video, White House ‘Drug Czar’ and Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director, Michael Botticelli, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Gold for his more than 40 years of pioneering work to advance the field of addiction medicine, tireless service as a leading advocate for accessible treatment for anyone who needs it, and changing the way a new generation of addiction specialists view addiction as a chronic brain disease requiring a scientifically driven, evidence based, and comprehensive treatment approach to achieve long-term recovery.