Geoffrey P Kane, MD, MPH

About Geoff

Copenhagen, July 2022

15th World Conference for Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling

Geoff Kane has helped people understand and cope with substance use disorders for more than 50 years.

He served as Chief of Addiction Services at the Brattleboro Retreat from 2003 to 2023. In 2017, he founded Meetinghouse Solutions, LLC, an organization devoted to promoting resilience and recovery at the community level.

Dr. Kane is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM), a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), and author of Inner-City Alcoholism and The Two Pillars of Recovery® Workbook.

Geoff is a graduate of Boston College (BS Biology, magna cum laude), Yale School of Medicine (MD), and Yale School of Public Health (MPH). He trained in internal medicine and social medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.

“Trauma is when we are not seen and known.”

– Bessel van der Kolk

“Trauma need not be a life sentence.”

Peter A. Levine

Inner-City Alcoholism: An Ecological Analysis and Cross-Cultural Study

Geoff’s book Inner-City Alcoholism (Human Sciences Press, 1981) was recommended by faculty at the Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies for its lucid discussion of alcoholism as a disease.

Blog Posts

Dr. Kane served on the Medical-Scientific Committee of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) from 2008–2018 (Chair, 2014–2018). He edited (and wrote most of) more than 40 blog articles posted as Addiction Medicine Updates on the website of NCADD during 2012–2019. The blogs are archived on