Stephen Lee Neal was born in 1962 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In order to conquer his personal battle with addiction, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Maryland and Georgetown University. As an addiction, education and employment specialist in his private counseling practice, Neal Medical Systems, Stephen is helping addicts and co-dependents of all ages conquer their addictions. Stephen is the author of two of the most successful books combating addiction today. His first book, Defeating the Madness of Addiction, offers ways for the addict to endure and cope. His second book, The Intellectual Addict, offers the real way out of that life-style and a new beginning! Now, in the third book of his Addict Treatment Trilogy, Mr. Neal reveals his labor of pain and love by providing the addict with the finest solutions to the problem of staying clean.