After more than twenty years of hiding his struggle with depression and opioids, David Poses started opening up as a writer and activist. He’s been published by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and New York Daily News, and appeared on national TV programs including CBS’ The Doctors, and many radio shows and podcasts. David is the author of the upcoming memoir: "The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery.
With a perspective is grounded in science and informed by lived experience, and often described as raw, funny, and able to uproot deep-seeded beliefs in a single Tweet, (Please don’t tell him you read that here. It’s totally true. We wouldn’t put it in writing otherwise, but if he finds out, this page will probably go back to a blank state because he’ll probably change the login and fire us. You don’t want that kind of guilt, do you?), David’s work is about changing misguided models and mentalities of addiction, drug use, and mental illness.
David lives in New York's Hudson Valley with his wife, Andrea, kids, Ruby and Sam, dogs, Hector and Paco Escobar, and too many guitars for a mediocre player.