When Dr. Jeffrey Steen teaches in the MCNY Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, he teaches with the purpose, passion and knowledge of our mission. Learn more about how his personal and professional life have come together to impact the education he provides to students. Dr. Steen had the courage to share his experiences in his article “What Recovery From Meth Addiction Taught Me About Harm Reduction” for Filter Magazine.

Here’s an excerpt:

“I had moved to New York City for a doctoral program in social work. Most of my professional work had been in mental health and addiction; I was particularly committed to providing compassionate services to people who use drugs, even though I wasn’t one of them at the time. Then, a few months after I moved to the city, I went to a party and tried “Tina.” The taste was nauseating. The euphoria was life-changing.”

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About Dr. Jeffrey Steen
Jeffrey Steen, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Research Scientist at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He is involved with several behavioral health-related research projects, including a study of social workers’ health and a qualitative project exploring childhood sexual experiences and their influence on behavioral health among Black and Latino men. He is a Disaster Mental Health responder with the Red Cross. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Metropolitan College of New York and Simmons University.