Matt Gonzales is an award-winning content writer. He has covered the latest drug trends, analyzed complex medical reports and shared compelling stories of people in recovery from addiction. Matt leverages his experiences in addiction research to provide hope to individuals grappling with substance use or mental health disorders.
After achieving a degree in journalism, Matt began his career as a professional writer in 2011. He has written for various online platforms, including Yahoo! Inc., and served as the head writer of a weekly journal and quarterly magazine. His articles have garnered thousands of views and social media shares.
While writing about addiction, Matt has interviewed physicians, politicians, nonprofit leaders and other experts in the field of addiction. In 2018, Matt won a Digital Health Award for a feature story about the laws and misconceptions associated with medical and recreational marijuana.
The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.