AnnaMarie Houlis is a medical contributor for Addiction Group. She earned her B.A. in Journalism & New Media with a double minor in Creative Writing and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies from Gettysburg College. She spent several years as an editor at the helm of New York City's lifestyle scene before transitioning into full-time freelance writing from all corners of the globe.
A full-time traveler, AnnaMarie has explored more than 70 countries across six continents, primarily covering women's health for internationally acclaimed online outlets and print publications. Her writing is inspired by her fieldwork in communities around the world and grounded in extensive, expert-backed research. Her mission is to empower readers everywhere with the knowledge and resources they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives with equal access to care.
AnnaMarie’s work as a staff writer for Addiction Group includes covering mental health disorders, like drug and alcohol addiction, as well as co-occurring disorders and the dangers of them. She provides resources on everything from coping with withdrawal symptoms, identifying disorders like pseudoaddiction, navigating tolerances for certain substances, preventing and treating corresponding health complications, understanding legal consequences like DUIs, and more.