Brian Barnett is an addiction and forensic psychiatrist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to caring for patients and conducting research, he writes about addiction and mental illness for the public. His writing primarily addresses barriers to care for individuals seeking treatment, as well as the intersection of mental illness, addiction and the criminal justice system. His articles have appeared in publications such as HuffPost, Stat, Vice and the Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @BrianBarnettMD.