Scot Thomas, MD


During his medical studies at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Scot Thomas, M.D., saw firsthand the multitude of lives impacted by substance use and addiction, motivating him to complete a clinical psychiatry preceptorship at the San Diego VA Hospital’s Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. In his post-graduate clinical work, he later applied the tenets he learned to guide his therapeutic approach to substance use treatment.

In his current capacity as Senior Medical Editor for American Addiction Centers, Dr. Thomas provides accurate, authoritative informational services to those seeking help for substance abuse and behavioral health issues and has been creating digital content in the healthcare space for nearly 15 years.

Dr. Thomas has written articles discussing drug addiction treatment programs and alcohol detox, the warning signs of drug addiction, the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol, withdrawal symptoms, duration, and dangers, among many more.

Dr. Thomas is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the leading professional organization for communicators of medical information. You can connect with Dr. Thomas on LinkedIn.