Corinne O’Keefe Osborn


  • Award-winning health and wellness journalist with a background in substance abuse and recovery. She is a frequent contributor to several major health publications, where she covers issues related to drug and alcohol abuse, sexual health, mood disorders, and chronic illness.
  • For more than a decade, Corinne has been interested in a harm reduction approach to risky behavior. In 2008, her work on the harm reduction techniques of Jamaican sex workers was recognized by the American Society for Professional Journalists.
  • Currently residing in Cambridge, MA, Corinne is pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. Her coursework focuses on the neuroanatomical bases of mental illness, addiction, and impulse control.


Corinne O'Keefe Osborn has spent several years researching and writing about a variety of health and wellness topics. She is a frequent contributor to blogs such as Project Know,, and, where she writes about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction treatment.

Corinne is also a regular contributor to Healthline, where she writes about women's health, sexual health, and chronic illness.


Corinne got her B.A. in gender and sexuality studies from American University in Washington, D.C. For her Master's, Corinne attended Boston University's Graduate School of Communications. She is currently taking graduate level courses in psychology at Harvard University.

A Word From Corinne O’Keefe Osborn

Like many of you, I have first hand experience with the destructive nature of substance abuse and addiction. I know how easy it is for things to get out of control. And how difficult it can be to make a change.

Whether you're struggling with addiction yourself or you're watching a loved one go through it, I am here to help.

In the face of addictions and mental health disorders, it's normal to feel overwhelmed. I research and write about these topics because I want to arm you with as much information as possible. The more you know about what to expect, the more confident you will feel about your family's future.

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