About Gary

Gary Blanchard has been involved in addiction and mental health counseling since 1998. He has an MA in Addictions Counseling from Vermont College of Norwich University. Gary is the author of Positive Path Recovery, Building and Counseling for Medication Assisted Recovery. Gary has led many classes and workshops and has presented at national conferences sponsored by NCAD, AATOD and NAADAC. He is on the board of Directors of MAADAC, the Massachussetts affiliate of the National Association of Addiction Professionals. He was named Counselor of the Year by NAADAC in January, 2014. Gary retired from private practice in June, 2018; he continues to teach and make presentations at national and regional conferences.

Addiction Professional editor Gary Enos attended Gary's workshop at the 2014 NCAD Conference. Click below to read his writeup: