Mike Schiks has worked in the addiction treatment field for more than 40 years. He rose from the position of counselor to become executive vice president over all of Hazelden’s Treatment Services. He has served on numerous boards including the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and the Minnesota Alliance for Compulsive Gamblers. For the last 14 years, he has served as CEO of Project Turnabout, in Granite Falls, MN, From which he has just recently retired. Project Turnabout includes the Vanguard Center for Problem Gambling—one of the only residential treatment programs dedicated solely to gambling addiction.
Mike’s passion for helping families is well known in our field. His personal experience with addiction and recovery, combined with his long career as a clinician and executive, gives him a unique perspective. Jeff draws out Mike’s encyclopedic knowledge of the field and his special understanding of gambling addiction.