Dr. Marino E. Carbonell Helps Families Deal with Substance Abuse and Reaches Out to Area Schools


FBY ANN LINO Dr. Marino E. Carbonell, a private practitioner and certified addiction professional, has earned a reputation of excellence in his field with more than 18 years of experience as an addiction specialist with areas of expertise that include substance and alcohol abuse, relationship problems, parenting and family issues.

Helping families deal with all types of addictions, parent/ teen conflict issues, stress, and anxiety disorders in a private, confidential setting, Carbonell explains, “As a certified professional in the field of adolescent substance abuse, my experience in these matters suggest, that once parents succumb to negotiating certain expected behaviors with their children, parental decision-making starts down a very slippery slope.” He furthers notes, “It is crucial for parents to begin the conversation about the consequences of drug and alcohol use early and often. But the message should not be negotiable.”

A licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Carbonell is board certified in professional counseling and a national certified counselor. His credentials include a doctorate in Child and Youth Studies from Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Carbonell is certified in Addictions Counseling from the University of Miami; is a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) since 1994; and a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is a member of the American Counseling Association. Dr. Carbonell serves on the Board of Directors of Informed Families.

A consultant to several private schools in South Florida, Carbonell shares his experience and knowledge throughout the community traveling locally to public and private schools lecturing about the symptoms and consequences of substance and alcohol abuse to students and parents. At these encounters, Dr. Carbonell advises, “An adult’s relaxed attitude toward under-age drinking and experimental drug-use may suggest to a young person that the benefits outweigh the risks. Studies have found that family engagement is a better predictor of successful treatment. Underage drinking accounts for 25 percent of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. according to a new report recently released by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).”

Informed Families honored him with the Special Speakers Recognition Award. Additionally, he has written extensively about the subject of addiction and cognitive moral development in young adults and, in 2011, was honored to be selected for the Miami Award in the Mental Health Clinics category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). This USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country that have achieved exceptional success in their local community.

Dr. Marino E. Carbonell, Ed.D., LMHC, CAP, FAPA, ICADC, BCPC, NCC 7344 SW 48 Street, Suite 104, Miami, Florida 33155. 305- 447-2882.

For additional information please visit marinocarbonell.com

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