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Cailyn Green

Dr. Green is the assistant professor of addiction studies and a mentor in the School of Human Services at Empire State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Addiction Studies from Walden University. Her MS in Forensic Mental Health from Sage Graduate College and her BA in Psychology from Western New England University. 

Prior to entering the academic world, she worked as a clinician and case manager for the recently incarcerated struggling with substance use issues. Dr. Green spent time at Albany County Drug Court, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities, a long-term residential facility for recently incarcerated) and St. Peters Addiction Recovery Services (SPARC, both at the inpatient and outpatient level). She also acted as a clinician for virtual global crisis intervention counseling. She is a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor- Masters level (CASAC-M) through NYS OASAS. 

She has been a college instructor since 2014 and has taught in person, hybrid as well as online courses. Her passion is developing curriculum which incorporates real life skills and work tasks to prepare her students for careers in the human service and addiction fields. 


Ph.D. in Criminal Justice- Walden University 

MS in Forensic Mental Health- Sage Graduate College 

BA in Psychology- Western New England University 



Interview aired on Mohawk Hudson Radio:

      Part 1:Assistant Professor of Addictions Studies Dr. Cailyn Green - Sanctuary For Independent Media (

      Part 2: A Humanistic Perspective on Recovery and Substance Use - Sanctuary For Independent Media (

Defining polysubstance se in adolescents. Academic Minute aired on NPR: Cailyn Green, Empire State University – Defining Polysubstance Use in Adolescents - The Academic Minute

The impact on treatment completion rates with DWI offenders. Academic Minute aired on NPR: Cailyn Green, SUNY Empire State College – The Impact of Employment on Treatment Completion Rates with DWI Offenders - The Academic Minute



Green, C. F., & DeJonge, B. (2023). Treatment neurodivergent clients in addiction: A letter to the editor. Journal of Substance Use. 10.1080/14659891.2023.2212044 Full article: Treating neurodivergent clients in addiction (

Green, C. F., & Hines, R. R. (2023). Letter to the editor on virtual guided support groups. Journal of Substance Use. 10.1080/14659891.2023.2212046 Full article: Letter to the editor on virtual guided support groups (

Green, C., & Duncan, M. (2023). Harm reduction in substance use treatment. Research Outreach. 4/12/2023. Community Content Archives - Research Outreach

Green, C. F. (2023). Defining polysubstance use in adolescents: A letter to the editor. Journal of Substance Use. Full article: Defining polysubstance use in adolescents: a letter to the editor (

Green, C. F. (2023). The impact of employment on treatment completion rates with DWI offenders. Evaluation and Program Planning, 97(102253). 



  • Certificate of Best Presentation Award: ICATT 2023 International Conference on Addiction and Treatment Therapy