George F. Kolodner, MD

Dr. Kolodner is Volunteer Advisor to the Smart Recovery groups in the Washington metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia.

Dr. George Kolodner is a board certified addiction psychiatrist who specializes in the outpatient treatment of substance use disorders. He was educated at Williams College and Rochester Medical School, and did his psychiatric residency at Yale University. He also completed a training program in Community Psychiatry at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

In 1973, he designed and implemented the first intensive outpatient addiction treatment program in the country and has continued to serve as medical director of this facility -- the Kolmac Clinic. The Kolmac program, which is structured and group therapy based, combines a cognitive behavioral approach with the newest findings in the neurobiology of addictions. His particular interests are in ambulatory detoxification and rehabilitation, as well as co-morbid psychiatric conditions such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Bipolar Mood Disorders.

He is also the Director of Substance Use Disorders at Georgetown University Medical School, where he is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He has been active in the American Medical Society on Addictions and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists and is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.