Substance Abuse

Dr. Rick Gressard co-founded the New Leaf Clinic at the College of William & Mary, which was subsequently directed by Dr. Daniel Gutierrez.  The clinic used ground-breaking techniques to encourage students to take ownership of their decisions and make positive changes in their lives. Our programs, based on the successful New Leaf model, emphasize client choice and are evidence-based interventions that have been proven effective for increasing motivation to change high-risk substance use.