Constance Scharff PhD
Constance [Ahuva Batya] Scharff holds a PhD in Transformative Studies, specializing in addiction recovery and radical personal transformation.
She is the Senior Addiction Research Fellow and Director of Addiction Research at Cliffside Malibu, an industry-leading addiction treatment facility in Malibu, California.
Dr. Scharff co-authored Ending Addiction for Good with Cliffside Malibu founder Richard Taite. In that book, she and Taite share both their personal stories of addiction recovery as well as outline the groundbreaking treatment protocol used at Cliffside Malibu. Dr. Scharff shares this treatment protocol and the science behind it worldwide with mental healthcare professionals, government agencies, and clergy.
She writes for a variety of publications and speaks internationally on expanding access to mental healthcare and the latest therapies that improve treatment outcomes for addicts. She has traveled extensively across the globe, learning how to help individuals create life-transforming experiences and improve their psychological well-being.
In addition to her addiction work, Dr. Scharff is also an author and poet. Under her Hebrew name, her award-winning book of Jewish themed poetry, Meeting God at Midnight shares how she grew through sexual abuse and infertility to find a life of meaning and hope.
Dr. Scharff is currently completing her first novel.