Marc Galanter is Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. His studies have addressed family therapy for substance abuse, pharmacologic treatment for addiction, and Twelve Step recovery for addiction. He is an author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles. 
Dr. Galanter attended
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1969-1971) where he did his residency in psychiatry. After that he was a Clinical Associate at the  National Institute of Mental Health, and then an NIH Career Teacher. He later served as President of the  Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) (1976-1977), the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (1991-1992), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (1999-2001). 
Galanter, Marc, ed. (1989). Cults and New Religious Movements : A Report of the American Psychiatric Association (1st ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub. ISBN 978-0890422120.
Galanter, Marc (1993). Network therapy for alcohol and drug abuse : a new approach in practice. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0465000999.
Galanter, Marc (1999). Cults : Faith, healing, and coercion (2 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195123708.
Galanter, Marc (2005). Spirituality and the healthy mind : science, therapy, and the need for personal meaning. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195176698.
Galanter, Marc; Kleber, Herbert D.; Brady, Kathleen (2015). Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fifth Edition. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Publishing. ISBN 978-1585624720.
Galanter, Marc (2016). What is Alcoholics Anonymous? A Path from Addiction to Recovery. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0190276560.
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