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Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CADC IIIDarryl S. Inaba, PharmD., is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on drugs and addiction. He was one of the original founders of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc., in San Francisco and directed its Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation and After Care Program until 1998. Dr. Inaba also served as their Chief Executive Officer and President.  

He currently serves as the Director of Education and Training for CNS Productions, Inc. During his career he has supervised the clinical treatment of over 120,000 substance abusers most of whom were self-referred into "recovery oriented", outpatient treatment. Dr. Inaba is noted for his work in developing innovative treatment and culturally relevant services especially in the Asian and African American communities.

Dr. Inaba was appointed the first Haight Asbury Free Clinic Fellow in 2006. He  is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He is also a Special Consultant and Instructor at the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies and an Adjunct Professor at College of San Mateo Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies. Dr. Inaba is the author of Uppers, Downers, All Arounders, a text/reference used at over 400 colleges nationwide, and he has produced several published articles and a series of award winning educational films on various aspects of addiction science.

"My own experiences have convinced me that accurate non-judgmental and comprehensive knowledge about psychoactive drugs and their effects is the most effective method of preventing substance abuse problems."

Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CADAC III
Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CADAC III

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Services,AddictionsRecoveryCenter,Medford,OR, May 2009-present

  • Director of Research and Education, CNS Productions, Inc., Medford, Oregon, August 2006-present
  • Lifetime Fellow, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, San Francisco, California, July 2006-present
  • Adjunct Professor, College of San Mateo, Alcohol and Drug Studies, San Mateo, California 2005-present
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, San Francisco, California, 1980-present
  • Consultant and Instructor for the University of Utah, School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1983-present
  • Accredited California Community College Instructor in Chemistry and Biology 1971-present

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • Consultant and Instructor for the University of Utah, School on Alcoholism and Other  Drug Dependencies, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983-2014
  • Consultant, Veterans Administration Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics, White City Oregon, January 2010 – March 2011
  • Clinical Manager, Genesis of Asante Health System, Central Point, OR, August 2006-April 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, College of San Mateo, Alcohol and Drug Studies, San Mateo, CA 2005-2007
  • President & Research Scientist, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Aug 2005 – Aug 2006
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, 1998-July 2005
  • Director, Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation and After Care Project of the Haight   Ashbury Free Medical Clinics, San Francisco, CA, 1976-1999
  • Instructor of Clinical Pharmacology-Staff, Medical Students and Pharmacy Internship, Substance Abuse Treatment Services of HAFMC, San Francisco, 1971-present
  • Clinical Pharmacist, Mary’s Help Hospital, Daly City, CA, 1973-1985
  • Instructor, California School of Professional Psychology 1977-1978
  • Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation and After Care     Project of the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinics, San Francisco, CA, 1971-1976
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco School
  • Clinical Pharmacy Intern/Resident, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, 1967-1971
  • Of Pharmacy, 1971-1980
  • San Francisco State University Agency Instructor 1971-1976

EDUCATION

  • University of Utah School on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies, Certificate 1984 and 1985
  • University of California San Diego School on Alcohol and other Drug Dependencies, Certificate 1983 and 1984
  • University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, PharmD, 1971
  • California State University Fresno, 1964-1967

LICENSURE

  • California Pharmacist 27391
  • Nevada Pharmacist 5682 (inactive)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADC III) 07-R-08
  • Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor V (CATC-V) 134056 V

HONORS AND AWARDS

Received some 91 individual awards for Creative Teaching, Educational Excellence, Management, Research, Community Service, and Program/Service Development.  Special recognitions include:

 

  • Jackie Speier and Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Congressional Recognition for Community leadership, October 2010
  • Mark Leno and Tom Ammiano, California Senate and Assembly, Advocacy for Substance Abuse Issues with Asian Americans, October 2010
  • Mayors Gavin Newsome San Francisco and John Lee San Mateo, Advocacy for Substance Abuse Issues with Asian Americans, October 2010
  • Nelson Holl Founders Award, Asian American Recovery Services, Inc., October 2010
  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Invaluable Lifetime Contributions to Recovery, August 2008
  • UniversityofUtah, School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, Special Recognition Award, June 2003
  • Third Senate District of the State ofCalifornia, Certificate of Recognition, August 1988
  • Neighborhoods In Transition –A Multicultural Partnership, Partnership Chair for Leadership, Dedicated 2001
  • YMCA ofSan Francisco, For Dedication and Achievements of Darryl S. Inaba, 2000
  • UniversityofUtah, School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies,Clydeand Marie Gooderham Award, June 2000
  • Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc., Outstanding Service Award, Presented With Great Appreciation, 1999
  • City Wide Alcoholism Advisory Board, Gene Coleman Award for Meritorious Service in the Field of Prevention and Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction, December 1995
  • California State Senate, Honored at the Annual Holiday Gathering and Recognition Awards of the City-Wide Alcoholism Advisory Board and San Francisco Drug Abuse Advisory Board, December 1995
  • National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors / National Prevention Network, In Recognition of Dedication to the Field of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention, 1994
  • American Pharmaceutical Association, TheAcademyofPharmacyPractice and Management, Merit Award, March 1994
  • CaliforniaSociety of Addition Medicine, Community Service Award, 1992
  • UniversityofCalifornia, Pharmacy Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumnus Award, May 1991
  • California Department of Mental Health, Award for Training Excellence, 1990
  • Council on International Non Theatrical Events, Cine Gold Eagle Award for “Opium to Heroin, 1989
  • Japanese Cultural andCommunity CenterofNorthern California, In Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Japanese American Community, 1988
  • State ofCalifornia, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Outstanding           Contributions, August 1988
  • Third Senate District of the State of California, Significant Contributions in the Area of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment, August 1988
  • City andCountyofSan Francisco, Award of Merit In Recognition of Outstanding Public Service on Behalf of the People ofSan Francisco, August 1988
  • California Association of County Drug Program Administrators, Outstanding Contribution Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Drug Abuse in the Area of Treatment, April 1986
  • Joseph M Long Foundation, Outstanding Professor and Lecturer Award, University ofCaliforniaSan FranciscoMedicalCenter, 1974

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND TESTIMONY

Makes several presentations, keynotes and trainings every year. Recent significant presentations include:

  • U.S. Sentencing Commission Testimony on Synthetic Cathinones, Cannabinoids, and Opioids. September 26, 2017

  • Senator Jackie Speier Select Committee on Methamphetamine Abuse, November 2005
  • Commencement Speaker, University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy Recipients, 2005
  • State Legislative Hearings on Methamphetamine Abuse with National Conference of State Legislatures:  Georgia, December 2004; Hawaii, April 2004; Idaho, March 2005
  • Commencement Speaker, College of San Mateo, Alcohol and other Drug Studies Certificate Program, 2002
  • Commencement Speaker, City College of San Francisco/SF State University, Health Science/ Health Education Departments Certificate Graduation, 2000 & 2001 recipients of the following:
  • Community Health Workers Certificate Program
  • Health Care Interpreter Certificate Program
  • HIV/STC Prevention Education Certificate Program
  • Drug and Alcohol Certificate Program
  • US Senate testimony predicting the onset of the 1980's cocaine epidemic, 1974

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Addiction Science, Clinical Pharmacy, Toxicology, Counseling Interventions, Cultural Integrations in Treatment Processes

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselers (#98175)

  • American Pharmaceutical Association
  • California Pharmacists Association
  • Pharmacists' Society of San Francisco

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member, San Francisco Buddhist Church, 1985-2006
  • Advisory and Editorial Board of Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 1974-Present
  • Board Member, San Francisco YMCA, 1990-1999
  • Founding Board Member National Asian Pacific American Families Against Drug Abuse, 1986-1988
  • Founding Board Member, Asian America Recovery Services, Inc., 1984-1986
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Toxicology, 1974-1985
  • Advisory Panel, United States Pharmacopoeia Panel on Clinical Toxicology and Substance Abuse, 1985-1998

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

Numerous books, book chapters and pamphlets on various substance abuse topics, along with 50 journal papers on substance abuse, pharmacology, toxicology and treatment that were printed in such journals as Journal of American the Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, International Journal of Addictions, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Western Journal of Medicine, Clinical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Analgesia, and Drug Forum. Relevant book publications include:

 

  • Blum, K, Han, D, Modestino, EJ, Saunders, S, Roy, AK, Jacobs, W, Inaba, DS,  Baron, D, Oscar-Berman, M, Hauser, M, Rajendra, DB, Smith, DE, Femino, J, Gold, MS. A systematic, intensive statistical investitation of data from the Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs (CARD), for compliance and illicit opioid abstinence in substance addiction treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone. Substance Use & Misuse, 53(2): 220-229, January 2018
  • Inaba, DS (2017). U.S. Sentencing Commission Testimony on Synthetic Cathinones, Cannabinoids, and Opioids. Advances in Addiction & Recovery, 5(3): 26-28, Fall 2017
  • Inaba, DS (2017). Process Addictions: Brain Chemistry Correlates to Chemical Dependencies. Advances in Addictions & Recovery, 5(2):26-27, Summer 2017
  • Inaba, DS (2016). Opioid Antagonist: Issue of “Over -The-Counter” Naloxone. Advances in Addiction & Recover, 4(3):26-27, Fall 2016
  • Inaba, DS (2016). Relapse and Recovery. Advances in Addiction & Recover, 4(2):23-27, Summer 2016
  • Inaba, DS (2016). Understanding Addiction. Advances in Addiction & Recover, 4(1):20-21, Spring 2016
  • Inaba, DS (2015). A Scientific Perspective on Marijuana on the Eve of Its Legalization. Advances in Addiction & Recover, 3(2):21-25, Summer 2015
  • Blum, K, Han, D, Oscar-Berman, M, Smith, DE, Saunders, S, Femino, J, Simpatico, T, Roy, AK, Jacobs, W, Inaba, DS, Gold, MS., Attenuation of illicit opioid abuse as a function of Suboxone, based addiction programs: measured by statistical evaluation of data from the Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs (CARD), in publication 2015
  • Inaba, DS, A scientific perspective on marijuana on the eve of its legalization, Advances in Addiction & Recovery, 23(2):21-25, Summer 2015
  • Inaba, DS and Steinbroner, Beyond Opiates: The Evolving Science of Pain and Addiction, a graphic novella, CNS Productions, Medford, Oregon 2015
  • Inaba DS and Cohen WE, Uppers, Downers, All Arounders, 8th Ed., CNS Publications, Medford, Oregon.  8th 2014, 7th ed., 2011, 6th ed., 2007; 5th ed., 2003; 4th ed., 2000; 3rd ed., 1996; 2nd ed., 1993; 1st ed., 1989
  • Seymour, R, SmithDE, Inaba DS and Landry M, New Drugs: Look-Alikes, Drugs of Deception and Designer Drugs,Hazelden Foundation,MN, 1989
  • Gay, GR, Inaba, DS, Gushui GF, Perkner JJ, Katzenstein D, Dammann G and Killish D, “Acute and Chronic Interventions: I. Psychedelics, II. Cocaine,” in Drugs in Relation to the Drug User, Einstein S., Ed., Pergamon, NY, 1977
  • Inaba DS, Cohen WE, Steinbroner P and Whitehead, C, Psychoactive: The Physiological Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, Pyramid Films,San Francisco,CA, 1977
  • Inaba, DS, “Polypharmacy: Effects of Multiple Drug Use,” in Social Meaning of Drugs, 1977
  • Inaba, DS, “Emergency Care of Drug Overdoses,” in Mental Health Concepts Applied to Nursing, 1976
  • SmithTN, Waidler V and Inaba DS, Handbook for Crisis Intervention in Drug Abuse Cases, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Inc.,San Francisco,CA 1976
  • Inaba DS and Katcher B, Drug Abuse in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, Applied Therapeutics, Inc. San Francisco, CA 1975-1985
  • Inaba, DS, Way EF, Blum K and Schnoll SH, Pharmacology and Toxicology of Commonly Abused Drugs – Physicians Handbook, NIDA,Rockville,MD, 1975
  • Inaba, DS, Gay, GR, Whitehead, CA, Newmeyer, JA, and Bergin, D, The Use of Propoxyphene Napsylate in the Treatment of Heroin and Methadone Addiction, West J Med, 121(2): 106-111, 1974

MOVIE, VIDEO, DVD EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIONS

Wrote, provided scientific advice and performed testimony on several dozen award-winning educational movie, video and DVD productions.  Topics include identification, prevention, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse, emergency treatment of drug overdose, and professional/legal responsibilities in clinical practices.  Recent productions include:

Cannabinyzed: Physical and Medical Effects of Marijuana, A 23-page Electronic Info-Graphic, CNS Productions, Medford, OR. 2016

  • Cannabinyzed: Physical and Medical Effects of Marijuana, CNS Productions, Medford, OR. 2016
  • Beyond Opiates: The Evolving Science of Pain and Addiction, A 36-page Graphic Novella, CNS Productions, Medford, OR. 2015
  • Beyond Opiates, CNS Productions, Medford, OR. 2013
  • Reflections in the Rear View Mirror: Moving on from a DUI, CNS Productions, Medford, OR., 2012
  • Roots of Addiction: Drugs & Behavioral Compulsions, CNS Productions, Medford, OR. 2011
  • Use, Abuse & Addiction, CNS Productions, Medford, OR. 2010
  • Neurochemistry of Relapse & Recovery, CNS Productions,Medford,OR. 2009
  • Methamphetamine: Neurochemistry & Recovery, CNS Productions, Medford OR. 2006
  • Marijuana: Neurochemistry & Physiology, CNS Productions, Medford OR. 2005
  • Medical Consequences of Addiction, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 2005
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Mental Health & Drugs, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 2005
  • Prescription & OTC Drugs: Misuse & Abuse, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 2004
  • Psychoactive: Club Drugs & Inhalants, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 2002
  • Cocaine & Crack: A Craving for More, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1999
  • Alcohol & Its Effects, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 2001
  • Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Drugs & Effects, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 2001
  • Heroin: From Pleasure to Pain, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1999
  • Roots of Addiction, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1999
  • Sports and Drugs, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1999
  • Methamphetamine: The Rush to Crash, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1997
  • In & Out of Control: Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Violence, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1997
  • Compulsive Gambling & Recovery, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1997
  • Marijuana: The Mirror that Magnifies, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1996
  • The Haight Ashbury Training Series:  Three-hour training set per volume, CNS Productions, Medford, OR, 1989-1993
  • Volume I    Methamphetamines
  • Volume II    Cocaine: Treatment and Recovery
  • Volume III    Drugs in the Workplace
  • Volume IV    Dual Diagnosis: Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser
  • Volume V    The HIV Substance Abuser