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Internationally Recognized Expert

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead,

Author, Trainer, Consultant, Coach

specializing in preventing relapse related to chronic pain, mental health and 

substance use disorders.

Introducing Dr. Grinstead's Newest Publication

Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test Will Be Available Very Soon

Thank You Adversity highlights Dr. Grinstead’s personal and professional chronic pain journey. It includes his research and writing, as well as his experience teaching healthcare providers how to work more effectively with chronic pain patients using his evidence-based Addiction-Free Pain Management® (APM™) Manualized Treatment System. This work has helped him to fulfill his life’s mission of Teaching People How To Help People and culminated in this book. Dr. Grinstead’s hope is that you use it well and share it with others who can benefit from its message of hope and healing.

Praise For Thank You Adversity

For all the focus on reversing overdoses and expanding treatment options for addiction, there remains a gap and confusion on what to do about chronic pain. In Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test, Dr. Stephen Grinstead has stepped ably into that void. While there are other voices calling for integrative approaches today, he brings distinct clarity, concrete tools, and empathy to the conversation. He has converted his lived experience into a systematic and integrative approach from which everyone can benefit. I am grateful for the blessing of Dr. Grinstead’s voice and his work. 

Mr. Harry Nelson, author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.

Additional Endorsements

Dr. Grinstead Presents at the 2019 Western States Opioid Summit

This video is Dr. Grinstead's opening remarks for his 90-minute presentation at the Second Annual Western States Opioid Summit this year. He was very honored to be one of the four presenters in this day long Opioid Summit in Los Angeles California on October 31, 2019. He was joined by three other presenters: Dr. Mel Pohl, Dave Sheridan and Harry Nelson - Attorney and Author of, The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For A Nation In Pain. 


Additional information about the 2019 Summit 


Vision Statement of The Second Annual Western States Opioid Summit: 


We envision providing a platform for collaboration and change. The Mission: To open dialog, strengthen relationships, find solutions, and execute change. 


Our Goal: 


NOT ONE MORE DEATH!