Bob Tyler has been working in the chemical dependence recovery profession since 1990. After beginning his personal recovery from alcohol and drug addiction in December of 1988, he completed the Alcohol and Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). He then worked as a Counselor at St. John’s Chemical Dependence Treatment Center in Santa Monica until 1997 when he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at LMU. He then served as Program Director at Life Change Residential Treatment Center for two years. Since 2000, Bob has been Director of Operations and Clinical Services at Twin Town Treatment Centers where he manages six Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs – each serving adults and adolescents.
He served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) for fourteen years. For the first eight years he represented Region 2 South (South Los Angeles Area) and chaired CAADAC’s Quality Assurance and Third Party/Managed Care Committees. Bob also served as their President for two years ending in January 2009. He is also the Treasurer of CFAAP (California Foundation for the Advancement of Addiction Professionals).
Bob serves on the Advisory Boards for Alcohol and Drug Studies Programs at InterCoast Colleges, Long Beach City College, Cal State Fullerton, LA Mission College, and LMU Extension where he is also a member of the faculty. He is also an accomplished speaker who regularly speaks at Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College, InterCoast Colleges, Cal State Fullerton, Training Institute for Addiction Counselors, LMU, and for professional organizations, such as: CAADAC, PALM (Problems of Addiction in Labor Management), and EAPA (Employee Assistance Programs Association).
Bob is also the author of the award-winning book, Enough Already!: A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction. The book is currently being utilized as a textbook for Alcohol and Drug Studies Programs at InterCoast Colleges (ten campuses), Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Extension, the U.S. Navy – San Diego Campus, Pierce College, Centaur University, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), LA Institute for Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and LA Southwest College. It is also being utilized as a treatment resource at many detox and drug treatment programs for patients struggling with specific areas of recovery.