Hi, I’m Reef.
I work as a psychiatrist, creator, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and human behavior expert dedicated to helping you fully express yourself and be the person you’ve always wanted to be. I’ve made it my mission to spread the message that you don’t have to live small or live in fear of your potential. We are changing the world one brain at a time and I hope to empower all of you to find your energy, purpose and passion.
The 4 Sides of Reef
The State of Addiction Treatment
July 24, 2017, Podcast hosted by Mary Woods
Many treatment providers feel like they’re treating a “moving target” and want assistance in how to be more effective. As more and more residential centers, intensive outpatient treatment and sober living facilities pop up all over the country, the lack of a universal treatment platform and outcome measures leave great debate about what works and what doesn’t. Why does substance abuse treatment have such a high recidivism rate? What’s wrong with treatment? How the opioid epidemic developed and what’s the future with a cannabis and designer drugs.
I felt like I was in a commercial and he really touched on some subjects that my place of employment is currently struggling with. He is a great speaker and knows how to capture the audiences attention.
Brilliant! Thanks for making me laugh and thanks for making a tough topic light-hearted!
Great segment! Really well done! Entertaining and informative. Look forward to more topics. Keep it going.
This was such an awesome presentation. I learned a great deal from this presenter in such a short time. I will definitely refer to his recommendations and suggestions for working with clients.
Best presenter of the event. Was informative and able to deliver relevant information/in-sight while being able to connect with attendance with personal reflection and humor.
You Rock Reef Karim. Love how you bring the energy love it…
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I am truly glad I stayed to the end of this conference. By far the best session and presenter.
This was my favorite session of the summit. Great research and relevant information presented in a fun and entertaining manner!
About Dr. Reef Karim
Dr. Reef Karim, an expert in human behavior, has dedicated his life to educating, entertaining and helping people understand themselves better.
He is a double board certified psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician and relationship expert as well as a writer, comedic host and media personality. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the founder and director of The Lumion Center in Beverly Hills, a personal development outpatient treatment center for mental health, toxic relationships, personal growth and chemical and behavioral addictions.
The good doctor is a highly sought after speaker and is well known in the media with appearances on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, Nightline, The Today Show, Chelsea Lately and many others.