I am medical doctor who specializes on addictions and mood disorders. I have an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Steven M. Melemis

I have been interviewed for television, radio, and print, and have lectured widely to the public and health professionals. In addition, I have been a consultant and addiction IME specialist to physicians, employee assistance programs, corporations, and professional organizations.

I am past Vice-Chair of Addiction Medicine for the Ontario Medical Association. Some of my experience includes developing the substance abuse assessment guidelines used by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and developing the detox protocols used by a number of treatment facilities.


I give a weekly lecture on recovery and mental health issues. See presentations for more information and suggested topics.

Public Service Websites I Have Written





I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction