A Thomas Horvath, Ph.D.

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Founder and CEO of Practical Recovery

A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., is a California licensed and board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP). Dr. Horvath is the founder and CEO of Practical Recovery, a San Diego based self-empowering addiction treatment system which includes two residential treatment facilities, a sober living home, and outpatient services. He is past president of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50), the world’s largest organization of addiction psychologists.


He is the author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions, which is listed by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies as a “Self-Help Book of Merit.” He has been president of SMART Recovery, an international, non-profit, science-based, self-empowering addiction support group, for many years. He teaches graduate courses on substance abuse at Alliant International University, and was previously adjunct instructor in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego.

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