Mark Willenbring

Mark Willenbring

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Mark Willenbring, M.D., the founder and CEO of Alltyr is the former Director of the Division of Treatment and Recovery Research of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

He has spent over 30 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and leader. Prior to NIH he was Director of the Addictive Disorders Section at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis and professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. His research and leadership focused on new treatments for patients with chronic complex problems and implementing evidence based practices in clinical settings. While at NIAAA, Dr. Willenbring was featured in the HBO Addiction Special and developed the popular NIAAA Clinician's Guide: Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much and ReThinking Drinking, a guide for people who choose to drink alcoholic beverages.

In 2009, Dr. Willenbring left academia and government, determined to transform the addiction treatment system to one that is scientifically based, accessible, affordable and attractive. Alltyr was incorporated in 2012 with the goal of creating and spreading a new model: Addiction Treatment for the 21st Century.

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