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Marty Boldin

Travels from New hampshire 

Marty Boldin loves to discuss stigma. Listen to his case for addressing both addiction and recovery "out loud!"

General Topics







Marty Boldin is a person in long-term recovery who speaks about the secrecy, stigma, and shame that surround addiction and recovery. Marty details the serious consequences for individuals, families, and communities when stigma is attached. In his candid, moving talks, Boldin explains the cost of addiction and why removing stigma is so important and just may be the key to many issues that we face today.

Marty is also an individual who battled depression, alcohol and drug misuse for many years until October of 1987 when he began his journey in recovery. He is now a husband, a father, a respected addiction scientist, an award winning social work professional, and a community activist seeking to promote the American Recovery Movement. That Movement is a passionate area of Marty's life now and he along with others are working to provide effective alternatives and solutions for individuals, families, and communities in America.
Marty Boldin, LICSW, MLADC, LCS, CPS, CPM is currently a Dean’s Fellow & PhD Student at the Boston University School of Social Work.  Marty has been involved with the development and implementation of several social service initiatives in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings across the United States and around the world.
Beyond his extensive clinical experience, he also has contributed to executive leadership roles in Government and Non-Profit sectors.  Marty Boldin has received several awards for his clinical skills and community service including the 2013 New Hampshire YWCA Hero for Community Justice Award.  He was appointed by Governor Hassan as the Inaugural Recovery Member Representative for the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.   

Marty's research interests include: Addiction Stigma, Trauma and Addiction Interaction, and Alcohol and Drug Policy.  Most recently his research has focused on the impact of addiction stigma on persons in long-term recovery.  There are 23 million people in long-term recovery in the United States.  Many of these people live in silence.  In that silence, they find themselves excluded from public discourse on addiction remedy.  By collecting data on the lived experiences of persons in long-term recovery, Marty hopes this data will offer clues to improve the American social climate for addiction remedy and thereby increase the likelihood that more people will engage in and benefit from recovery in America.

Marty likes to serve his community, and sits on several Board of Directors for local youth oriented non profits and maintains a small private practice.

Speaking Topics

How Addiction is Perpetuated by Stigma

The Way Addiction Cripples Families from the Inside Out

Why the Recovery Movement is Changing Treatment

Families are the ultimate casualty of untreated alcohol and drug misuse.
— Marty Boldin