Dr. Joseph Shrand merged his two passions of theater and child psychiatry to create Drug Story Theater.  He is ‘Joe”, one of the original cast members of the PBS show ZOOM, and has integrated his experience in youth theater with knowledge of adolescent brain development to create DST.

Dr. Shrand is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, an Affiliate Child Psychiatrist on the medical staff of Boston Children’s Hospital, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for High Point Treatment Centers in Southern Massachusetts, and the creator and Medical Director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), a short term residential substance abuse program for adolescents challenged by substance use. He is triple Board Certified by the American Board of Adult, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Shrand is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of addiction, especially amongst adolescents. Learn more about Dr. Shrand on his web site http://www.drshrand.com.