Author Archives: Dr. Tom McLellan

Commentary: A Simple Checklist May Reduce Prescription Opiate Overdose

Simply by initiating a pre-surgical checklist comprised of the agreed-upon procedural steps, even very experienced surgical teams showed remarkable reductions in errors, untoward events, complications and deaths, says Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO of the Treatment Research Institute. …

Commentary: Research-Informed Solutions to Substance Use Problems

Research has contributed much knowledge over the decades to smarter prevention of addiction, more efficient early interventions, better and more sustained treatment outcomes, and wiser policies. Now it’s time for research to transform all this knowledge into solutions, says A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO of the Treatment Research Institute. …

Dr. Tom McLellan: Addiction and Segregation

Addiction is a disease that is hard to understand, explains Dr. Tom McLellan, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, and Director, Penn Center for Substance Abuse Solutions. …