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Dr. Jack Kuo, MD

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Dr. Jack Kuo, MD

Dr. Jack Kuo began working in substance abuse treatment as a volunteer outreach worker for homeless teens in Waikiki. He then did residential counseling for at-risk youth in a group home as well as the homeless, mentally ill people at a transitional living program. Next, he worked as a community health outreach worker doing HIV prevention education and operating a needle exchange program with intravenous drug users. Dr. Kuo then completed his general and addiction psychiatry training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. From 2005 to 2018 Dr. Kuo served as the Director of Psychiatric Services at the Promises Malibu residential treatment center.

Dr. Kuo has presented nationally and internationally on topics ranging from ethnic biodiversity in substance abuse and mental illness to an update on methamphetamine use disorder to an evidence-based review of virtual reality and other forms of cybertherapy in substance abuse and mental illness. In addition, he has presented extensively about videogame addiction and made several television appearances as an expert consultant on videogame addiction.

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