Dr. Daniel Crépault

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Short Bio

Dr. Daniel Crépault knows addiction because he’s lived it. At 17, he was a high school dropout who used drugs daily. Today, he’s 17 years sober and has a PhD in criminology from the University of Ottawa. But he couldn’t do it on his own. He got help from Harvest House, a long-term drug treatment program in Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Crépault is now the Program Director at Harvest House and spends his days helping addicted young men change their lives like he did. The War on Sobriety is his first book.

Long Bio

Dr. Daniel Crépault knows addiction because he’s lived it. At 17, he was a high school dropout who used drugs daily, had already been kicked out of a rehab program, and was in trouble with the police. Today, he’s 17 years sober and has a PhD in criminology from the University of Ottawa.

This change wasn’t something he could do on his own. This transformation happened because he got help from Harvest House, a long-term drug treatment program in Ottawa, Ontario with over 40 years of experience treating addiction.

Dr. Crépault is now the Program Director at Harvest House and spends his days helping addicted young men change their lives like he did. He is living proof of the main argument in his book – that with the right treatment, guidance, and support, an addict can tap into potential they never knew existed and live an incredible life. The War on Sobriety is his first book.

The War on Sobriety

Drug addiction destroys lives and over the past few decades it’s become deadlier than ever. In The War on Sobriety, you’ll read about what the changes in drug addiction and recovery have been like for people trying to get sober. The book is full of real stories of addiction, recovery, heartbreak, and hope. It’s also full of easy-to-read information about the drug addiction scene over the past 40 years from the perspectives of addicts and treatment providers.

In the world of addiction recovery, the heartbreaking accounts and the joyful stories often come hand in hand. The War on Sobriety tells both. Interweaving stories and straight-forward explanations of changes in the drug scene, this book argues that what we need now more than ever is a renewed hope that those suffering from addiction can change their lives.

The War on Sobriety is based on the expertise and experiences of staff and graduates from Harvest House, a drug addiction treatment program operating in Ottawa, Ontario for over 40 years.

100% of the proceeds from this book go directly to Harvest House to help make sure that long-term treatment continues to be an option for those suffering from addiction today.

Making a Difference

This book doesn’t just talk about what we need to do to make a difference – it actually helps make it happen.

100% of the proceeds from this book go directly to providing that treatment. At Harvest House in Ottawa, Ontario, men from all walks of life are given the skills they need to stay sober and long-term support in pursuing educational and career goals. Addiction doesn’t happen overnight and neither does lasting change. Harvest House doesn’t just help men get sober; it helps them change the entire direction of their lives.  

Harvest House is where the author himself got sober, turned his life around, and received the support he needed to go from a high-school drop-out to a published author with a PhD.

Each day, more people are ending up in jail, in the hospital, or dead because of their addiction. More than ever, we need holistic, long-term treatment options like Harvest House that give people the opportunity to get free from substance use and discover their true potential.

Interview topics – Areas of expertise

  • Recent changes in addiction
  • The opioid crisis
  • Long-term recovery
  • Residential addiction treatment
  • 12-Step recovery philosophy
  • Drug policy in Canada (and its history)
  • Addiction during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Addiction and recovery in Ottawa

Sample Interview Questions

  • How did this book come about?
  • What are your goals with the book?
  • What are things like for addicts today?
  • What was addiction recovery like for you?
  • How can someone help a loved one who is struggling with addiction?
  • What are the advantages of long-term treatment?
  • What can individuals do to help increase access to treatment for those who want it?

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