Guttorm Toverud has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education with a specialty in addictions and a Master’s degree in Agency Counseling with an emphasis in addictions, both from the USA. Although residing in America, he works in Scandinavia helping clinics and public service providers both establish and run 12-Step-based treatment. He also provides clinical and programmatic supervision. Together with a psychiatrist he developed a model for early intervention entitled “Arriving too late… as early as possible.”
He has conducted his workshops for 30 years in both Norway and Sweden. More than 10,000 people have now participated. He is a specialist in the use of the 12-Step model for the treatment of substance and behavioral addictions, allowing addicted individuals to learn how to live life on life’s terms.