Addiction Influencers You Should Be Following On Twitter

Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 16th January 2023

Twitter is an ideal way to keep up-to-date on industry news in the addiction/recovery field.

Many of these ‘tweeters’ aggregate important industry news so you don’t have to check on updates yourself. However, Twitter is, unfortunately, full to the brim with inactive, spam or irrelevant tweeters.

Here we’ve included many little-known Twitter accounts we feel are worth following in 2016 and beyond. Many of these valuable influencers will be unfamiliar to many of our readers.

We believe many clients who attend our alcohol rehab will also benefit by following these influencers. If this is the case then we recommend you click on the below links and FOLLOW these people.

If you are involved in the addiction or recovery industry in any way, you will surely benefit from following these people!


Who Made it into the List?

Without further ado, we now list addiction thought leaders you ABSOLUTELY must follow on Twitter in 2016! We list 18 accounts in no particular order.

1. Mindfulness Therapy — @SkypeTherapist

Twitter Bio: Professional Online Mindfulness Therapist via Skype for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Addictions, & Couples Counseling. Visit my website and schedule a session.

Location: Boulder CO, USA


Following: 25.4K

Followers: 30007

2. Robert Weiss, LCSW C — @RobWeissMSW

Twitter Bio: Therapist, Author & Educator on Sex Addiction, Intimacy Disorders & Relationships in the Digital Age.

Location: Los Angeles, California


Following: 12.9K

Followers: 11008

3. Omar S. Manejwala MD — @drmanejwala

Twitter Bio: Addiction Expert and Speaker | Leverages brain and behavioral science to end the cycle of addiction | Former Hazelden Medical Director | Author of Craving

Location: Charlotte, NC & Los Angeles


Following: 2,673

Followers: 6892

4. Dr. J. Ryan Fuller — @jryanfuller

Twitter Bio: Dr. J Ryan Fuller, Ph.D. is a Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT) who treats anger, obesity, addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders.

Location: New York, New York 10168


Following: 5,078

Followers: 6620

5. Mike Atwater, PhD — @DrMikeAtwater

Twitter Bio: Clinical Director of GenesisCE, Leading Online CE provider for Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists & Addiction Counselors and Clinical practice in FL

Location: USA, Canada and the Caribbean


Following: 4,299

Followers: 6497

6. Mark Dempster — @mdcounselling

Twitter Bio: Experienced counsellor for #addiction, #drugs, #gambling, #alcohol and more. Harley Street practice & published my story of recovery:

Location: London (0203 239 7061)


Following: 5,751

Followers: 6041

7. T. Blackwell, LCSW — @TBlackwell_LCSW

Twitter Bio: Adults, Individuals & Couples #counselor #therapist | Help for #Anxiety #Trauma #Depression #Grief #Addiction #Relationships

Location: Connecticut, USA


Following: 5,504

Followers: 5948

8. Dr. Paul Hokemeyer — @drpaulnyc

Twitter Bio: Family and addictions therapist. News analyst and contributor. Striving for perfection and falling woefully short. Follow for inspiration and support!

Location: New York City


Following: 3,155

Followers: 4237

9. Lipi Roy, MD, MPH — @lipiroy

Twitter Bio: Charismatic Harvard doctor. Addiction expert. Doctor to the homeless. Passions: healthy spices, fitness, mindfulness.

Location: Boston, MA


Following: 2,325

Followers: 2285

10. Jane (and John) Derry — @JaneDerry

Twitter Bio: Dedicated to helping people discover their spiritual connection to a power greater than themselves in the midst of addiction recovery

Location: Serenity Vista Rehab, Panama


Following: 1590

Followers: 1057

11. Addiction Expert — @AddictionExpert

Twitter Bio: Sarah Graham, Director of Sarah Graham Solutions. Therapist. Sit on Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) In recovery since 12th Dec 2001

Location: Hale Clinic, London & LA


Following: 2,169

Followers: 2074

12. Dave Kneeshaw — @hypnosisdave

Twitter Bio: Wellbeing Therapist * Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Eating Issues, Self harm & more.. * Start living your life today * Facebook: Positive Hypnosis Sheffield *

Location: Sheffield 07981 974 796


Following: 2,042

Followers: 1671

13. Liz Martin — @TherapistLondon

Twitter Bio: Therapist supporting individuals, couples, families, or groups with issues of Alcoholism, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Codependency, Trauma.

Location: London

Website: NA

Following: 2,058

Followers: 1624

14. Cynthia Fogoe — @cynthiafogoe

Twitter Bio: Counsellor, Psychosexual Therapist & Sex Addiction Specialist

Location: Birmingham, England


Following: 423

Followers: 1537

15. Candace Plattor — @candaceplattor

Twitter Bio: Addictions counsellor, Author of Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself, blogger for the Vancouver Observer #AddictionRecovery #LovingAnAddict

Location: Vancouver, BC


Following: 1,548

Followers: 1389

16. Barry Grant — @wellboyfilms

Twitter Bio: Addiction Counsellor, home-educator, writer, filmmaker, voiceover artist and atheist. Wrote award-winning screenplay ‘Shrinking Woody Allen’.

Location: Waterford, Ireland


Following: 1,479

Followers: 957

17. Pamela A Roberts — @Pamela_shine

Twitter Bio: Addictions therapist. Facing the reality of addiction to alcohol, drugs, love, food, social media, codependency & many others.

Location: Hampshire UK


Following: 1,121

Followers: 810

18. Tamie Beeman — @tamie_b_coach

Twitter Bio: Recovered professional therapist and coach! Eating disorders, addiction, scoliosis

Location: Malvern, PA


Following: 754

Followers: 578

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 16th January 2023

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.