Geoff Kane“Geoffrey Kane is one of the most compassionate, articulate, and caring doctors working in the field of addiction. The respect and dignity he gives to his patients is nurturing and healing for them. His patience and listening skills are incredible and create a safe space for folks in addiction to trust him. This provides a very important first step to healing and recovery.

He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of addiction and can explain the intricacies of addiction and its effects on the brain in ways that a normal person can understand.

Dr. Kane is also funny, personable, and has a fabulous laugh–he makes people feel at ease and willing to open up to him.”
– Bess O’Brien
Film Director
Kingdom County Productions

Comments on the conference The Power of Story – and Its Role in Addiction Recovery

Geoff Kane“As always, Geoff was a fantastic presenter!  This was a heartfelt engaging workshop.”

“Dr. Kane’s geniuses and humor contributed to the success of the workshop…Dr. Kane is a wonderfully warm, gracious and ‘authentic’ presenter…Dr. Kane’s passion for the subject matter and his commitment to his patients was clearly in evidence throughout the day.”

“Excellent conference, great ideas.  Encouraging and upbeat.  Love Dr. Kane’s style and humor.”

“(I will) continue to be mindful, be present for my clients.  Let go of my own agenda.  Don’t get attached to outcome.”

Comments on the video Addiction Treatment Bare Essentials

Geoff Kane“Dr. Kane has a gentle style – he presents essential information about the neurobiology of addiction in a most understandable and easygoing fashion.  A must see for professionals in the field of addiction treatment.”
-Mel Pohl, MD

“I’ve heard it said that the disease model and motivational interviewing cannot be blended successfully.  Having seen this video, I know that isn’t true.  Dr. Kane does a wonderful job of addressing both the brain and the heart of addiction.”
-Theresa Moyers, PhD

Comments on Inner-City Alcoholism

 “…Kane presents an excellent description of concepts that have emerged from the fields of anthropology, psychology, and epidemiology.  The individual case studies and the generalizations regarding treatment priorities will be of value to researchers in the social sciences and to clinical personnel who deal directly with similar settings.  Excellent bibliography…  Highly recommended for university and research libraries in the social and medical sciences.”
CHOICE, January 1982

“…one of the best, clearest, and most logical discussions of the disease concept of alcoholism that I have read…  an excellent review of the literature to date on black and Hispanic alcoholism as well as a thoughtfully reported study of these populations…  deserves wide readership.”
– LeClair Bissell, MD

“This remarkable book is a tour de force in which one author has reviewed the literature on the scope, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism, and synthesized it in such a way as to present his own original and perceptive ideas of where we are now and how we should proceed to make further advances…  for an original and sober analysis of many leading issues in alcoholism, with particular focus on the relatively unexplored territory of ghetto alcoholism in America, this book provides an insightful, thought-provoking work of science.”
– Frank A. Seixas, MD
Former Medical Director, National Council on Alcoholism

“Inner-City Alcoholism reflects the author’s sensitivity to cultural groups and socioeconomic groups different from his own.  He writes in a scholarly manner and yet the book is clear and of interest to a broad public.  I congratulate Dr. Kane’s effort…”
– Andrea K. Delgado, MD
President, Black Psychiatrists of America

“…excellent work… a thoughtful, comprehensive study incorporating far more than the title suggests…”
– Luther A. Cloud, MD
Past President, National Council on Alcoholism

“Like many an ethnic restaurant on New York’s East Side, this book offers the reader more sustenance than its title suggests.  The first few chapters greatly clarify the confusing array of terms, theories, and disciplinary biases so rife in this field.  The last few chapters paint large the critical issues now facing us with regard to treatment and prevention.”
– Joseph Westermeyer, MD, PhD
Foreword to Inner-City Alcoholism