Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM

Southeast Region Director, 2022-2024

Dr. Earley has been an Addiction Medicine Physician for 30 years. He treats all types of addictive disorders and specializes in the assessment and treatment of health care professionals. As a therapist, he works with patients already in recovery, providing long term therapy for those who suffer from this disease. His professional expertise extends to advocacy for professionals before agencies and licensing boards.

Dr. Earley is a dynamic speaker and educator; he speaks and trains on topics of addiction, its treatment and addiction among health care professionals. In addition, he trains therapists about the neurobiological basis of addiction and psychotherapy. In his travels, he has provided training in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy and Switzerland.

He is the author numerous books and articles on addiction and its treatment, including The Cocaine Recovery Book. He has contributed to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Textbook: Principles of Addiction Medicine, as author of the chapter: Physician Health Programs and Addiction among Physicians. He is one of the contributing authors of the ASAM Criteria. His most recent book RecoveryMind Training is published by Central Recovery Press.

His work was featured in the documentary series on addiction entitled Close to Home by Bill Moyers. Dr. Earley is a Fellow of ASAM and has been on the board of ASAM for over 14 years in several capacities and is currently a director-at-large. He has been the Medical Director of two nationally acclaimed addiction programs specializing in the care of addicted health care professionals. Currently, Dr. Earley is the Medical Director of the Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc., the Physicians Health Program (PHP) for the state of Georgia in the U.S. As the founder of Earley Consultancy, LLC, he has provided consultation to numerous treatment agencies providing training in treatment effectiveness and staff development.

Dr. Earley is the recipient of the ASAM Annual Award in 2015. ASAM states the award is presented “For outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of our Society, for thoughtful leadership in the field, and for deep understanding of the art and science of Addiction Medicine” and “For expanding the frontiers of the field of Addiction Medicine and broadening our understanding of the addictive process, through research and innovation.”

Dr. Earley has disclosed the following financial relationships:

  • Salary as the Medical Director of the Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc.
  • Principal, Earley Consultancy, LLC providing consultation to the addiction treatment industry
  • Vice President of Medical Affairs at DynamiCare Health Inc. a software company that builds recovery support tools
  • President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a volunteer position 2019-2021