Dr Michael Vivian

a dedicated psychiatrist

Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian is a respected psychiatrist with a profound commitment to recovery and addiction medicine. With a career spanning decades, Dr. Vivian has established himself as a compassionate advocate for mental health, a dedicated educator, and a transformative force in the field.

Educational Journey Dr. Vivian’s academic journey began at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he achieved academic excellence by earning a B.S. in Psychobiology with Summa Cum Laude honors. His thirst for knowledge led him to pursue his M.D. degree at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he conducted an honors thesis that earned the prestigious distinction of “highest merit.”

Clinical Expertise Dr. Vivian’s clinical expertise is marked by a profound understanding of the intricate connections between mental health, addiction, and holistic well-being. His role as Founder, CEO, and Program Administrator of the Reward Path Recovery Center showcases his commitment to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care in the realm of addiction treatment.

Holistic Healing Dr. Vivian believes in the power of holistic healing, acknowledging that true recovery encompasses physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. His approach to treating eating disorders and substance use disorders alike is rooted in this holistic philosophy, emphasizing the importance of addressing underlying factors and promoting overall wellness.

Author and Speaker Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Vivian is a prolific author and sought-after speaker. His insights have graced the pages of scientific journals and have resonated in lecture halls, where he shares his knowledge on addiction theory, psychiatric care, and the transformative journey of recovery.

A Beacon of Hope Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian’s impact on the field of recovery and addiction medicine cannot be overstated. Through his compassionate care, insightful writings, and unwavering dedication, he has touched the lives of countless individuals on their path to healing. His mission extends beyond the clinical realm—it’s about fostering empathy, breaking down barriers, and nurturing a brighter, healthier future for all.

Join the Journey Explore Dr. Vivian’s expertise, delve into his writings, and join the conversation surrounding recovery and addiction medicine. This platform is designed to provide insights, resources, and a supportive community for individuals seeking understanding, guidance, and transformation. Welcome to a space where compassion, knowledge, and healing converge.

Professional Credentials

Education & Clinical Experrise

  • B.S. in Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Summa Cum Laude.
  • M.D., UCLA School of Medicine – With honors thesis of “highest merit”


    • Founder, CEO, and Program Administrator of Reward Path Recovery Center
    • Extensive private psychiatric outpatient practice with focus on addiction psychiatry
    • Medical Director roles in residential and outpatient treatment centers
    • Full-time staff psychiatrist for mental health managed care groups
    • Inpatient and PHP attending psychiatrists at psychiatric hospitals

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Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian’s journey is defined by a dedication to advancing recovery and addiction medicine through extensive education, diverse experience, and an unwavering commitment to fostering holistic healing and understanding.


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