Dr. Brian Spitsbergen is Director of Substance Use Disorder/Behavioral Health Services for Wellspring Lutheran Services located throughout Michigan. Dr. Spitsbergen is also the founder of Brian Spitsbergen PhD, PLLC, a personal counseling and recovery support organization for behavioral health and substance use disorders.
Brian has worked directly in the SUD treatment field for over 27 years with experience in executive leadership, development of cutting edge behavioral health and SUD treatment for adolescent, adults and their families and has led several regional projects to tackle the opioid crisis.
Dr. Spitsbergen obtained his Ph.D. at Oakland University in Counselor Education and is currently working on systemic changes at a policy level toward improving the process and outcome of detoxification and treatment for opioid addiction. He is currently working on the development of Michigan’s first free standing recovery high school. He has been in long term sustained recovery for over 33 years.