About Our Team

Dr John Umhau, MD MPH CPE
Addiction Specialist & Founder, Alcohol Recovery Medicine

Dr John Umhau began using medication to help people with alcohol use disorder in 1995. He is passionate about using medications combined with nutrition to help people heal from problem drinking from the inside-out. For more than twenty years, he was a Senior Clinical Investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health where he was privileged to conduct numerous research studies to learn more about alcoholism, and work with scientists striving to uncover the mystery of human disease.  His articles on nutrition and human health are available here.  Dr Umhau is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Craig Brown
Author, Speaker & Recovery Pastor

Craig Brown, overcame a life of pain, shame and destruction and experienced a major life breakthrough that transformed his entire life. In his new book, Stop Hiding Start Healing, Brown shares his 20+ years of experience helping thousands of people through Christ-centered recovery discover how to be set free from the pain, shame and guilt of their past, so that they can live a life of freedom, meaning and purpose. You will discover how to uncover the root cause of your pain and shame while finding freedom from pornography, alcohol, food, anger, depression, anxiety, co-dependency, prescription meds, drugs, grief and isolation – things we use to hide instead of heal

Katie Lain
Coach & Co-Founder Thrive Alcohol Recovery

Katie Lain started on a medication assisted treatment in 2017 after a near 10-year battle with alcohol addiction. She began to see significant changes in her drinking and was astounded at the progress she was making. She started to document her success with medication treatment on her YouTube channel and has been an advocate ever since. She has coached and mentored hundreds of others through this process, and in 2021 she launched Thrive Alcohol Recovery to help others find freedom from alcohol addiction using a holistic approach to medication assisted treatment that includes the biological, psychological and spiritual components of permanent recovery from alcohol addiction.

Karen Dion
Coach & Co-Founder Thrive Alcohol Recovery

Karen Dion is a professional counselor and coach who found personal freedom from her own unhealthy drinking using medication assisted treatment after many years of struggling with alcohol. She has spent the last three years coaching individuals on how to use this medication treatment effectively. Her mission is to let the world know about these remarkably effective method and to empower people who are struggling with their drinking to make a permanent change in their relationship with alcohol.

Dr. Arulasanam Thilagar, Ph.D.
International Coordinator

Thilagar has a keen interest in international efforts to promote the health and well-being of people so they can enjoy their God-given lives to the fullest possible. He has been involved with Best Life Reset since its inception.  Previously Dr. Thilagar served as the President of two biotechnology companies and as the Chairman of the Board of a Corporation affiliated with a major International conglomerate. He also served as a Consultant for a Fortune 500 company and as one of the Directors in the Boards of two biotechnology companies.

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