“Claudia Black has been a major force in the
addiction and adult children of alcoholic work.
She is a true pioneer and her work has a
very special place in my heart (limbic brain)
personally and professionally.”
Daniel Amen — Founder Amen Clinics,
Multiple NY Times Bestselling Author


Recovery does not mean giving up who you are,
it means letting go of who you are not.
It is remembering and letting go.


Trust in yourself.
Your perceptions are often far more accurate
than you are willing to believe.


“Claudia Black’s insight is such that the
reader feels as if she was inside their
addictive family system. Claudia’s work is
both powerful and ageless. She continues
to be a pioneer.”
John Bradshaw — Author, Philosopher,
Counselor, Educator


Letting go of secrets can feel like the warmth
of a summer sun after a long cold winter.


It’s time to break the dysfunctional family rules of
Dont Talk — Don’t Feel — Don’t Trust


Recovery is like a sailboat that ‘comes about’ —
turns to a new direction —
and allows the wind to refill its sails.


Forgiving is not forgetting.
It is remembering and letting go.


Claudia Black — Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Senior Fellow at The Meadows Treatment Center — and Speaker, Author, and Trainer

Claudia Black Ph.D. is a renowned addiction author, speaker and trainer — internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. In addition, her groundbreaking treatment program at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center is focused on treating complex addiction and mental health issues faced by youth, ages 18-26. These young adults struggle with unresolved emotional trauma, addictions, or have a dual diagnosis. Because Claudia is passionate about helping young adults overcome obstacles and strengthening families, she remains actively involved with the treatment team, the patients, and their families.

She is also a Senior Fellow at The Meadows Treatment Center, the nation’s premier program for treating trauma, alcohol, sex and drug addiction, as well as panic and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, codependency, depression, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.

Furthermore, Claudia designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family services, mental health, addiction and correctional services, as well as speaking in public forums about addiction and recovery. Consequently, she speaks to thousands of people every year.