David Fawcett PhD, LCSW (California LCSW  License 98890, Florida LCSW SW6037, Certified Sex Therapist, 2628) is a substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist, and clinical psychotherapist. In his clinical work, he addresses a wide range of concerns, including addiction, trauma, and issues related to chronic illness, especially HIV/AIDS. In over 25 years of clinical practice, he has worked with addiction and mental health in every level of care and is highly regarded as a writer and trainer.

For nearly two decades, Dr. David has worked with persons experiencing the fusion of drug addiction and sexual behavior. This work, focused largely on stimulants and sex, culminated in the publication of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery, a landmark book that received the 2016 POZ Best Nonfiction Award.

In high demand as a trainer, Dr. David has been a national facilitator for the HIV Spectrum Project of the National Association of Social Workers. He also served on the Project Coordinating Committee of SAMHSA’s HIV and Mental Health Resource Center, making both written contributions and appearing in the Center’s videos. He was a founder and Chair of the South Florida Methamphetamine Task Force, a nationally recognized coalition that addressed the meth epidemic through training, prevention, and intervention. He recently co-produced a documentary about crystal meth and the gay community in New York called Crystal City.