Meet Thomas Rounds

Photo of Thomas Rounds - Addiction Specialist and Writer for Soberish

I’m Thomas – writer, addict, psych nerd. I’ve been sober since 4/11/2015. I use words, research, and lived experience to help unravel the complexities of addiction and help other people achieve recovery.

Before starting my writing career, I spent the better part of a decade working in a variety of different mental health treatment settings: from substance use detox, to inpatient rehab, to secure psychiatric facilities. I’ve also spent several years working in an academic laboratory researching the social determinants of health, where we investigated topics such as alcohol use during COVID-19, building resilience for service members, and workplace characteristics that influence employee health.


  • Portland State University, Class of 2019
    Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Areas of Focus:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Substance use treatment
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Evidence-based addiction therapy
  • Flourishing in recovery

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