User Profile


Darryl Inaba
Specialized Professional
Medford, Oregon
Research Interests:
Addiction Science, Clinical Pharmacy, Toxicology, Counseling Interventions, Cultural Integrations in Treatment Processes
American Pharmaceutical Association, California Pharmacists Association, Pharmacists’ Society of San Francisco
About addictioneducation:
Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CADC III
Recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on drugs and addiction, Dr. Inaba has authored hundreds of technical articles, served as scientific consultant on dozens of award winning educational films, and is a popular speaker at workshops and conferences nationwide. He is the former CEO and President of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, an organization he helped found in the 1960’s. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Inaba has received more than 70 commendations, awards, and honors in recognition of his work in education, substance abuse treatment, drug prevention and community service. Dr. Inaba lives in southern Oregon and is Clinical Manager of Genesis Recovery and Behavioral Health Services while maintaining Associate and Adjunct Professorships at the University of California San Francisco, University of Utah, and College of San Mateo.

“My own experiences have convinced me that accurate non-judgmental and comprehensive knowledge about psychoactive drugs and their effects is the most effective method of preventing substance abuse problems.”
Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CADAC III
Numerous books, book chapters and pamphlets on various substance abuse topics, along with 50 journal papers on substance abuse, pharmacology, toxicology and treatment that were printed in such journals as Journal of American the Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, International Journal of Addictions, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Western Journal of Medicine, Clinical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Analgesia, and Drug Forum. Relevant book publications include:

Inaba DS and Cohen WE, Uppers, Downers, All Arounders, 5th Ed., CNS Publications, Ashland, Oregon. 6th ed., 2007; 5th ed., 2003; 4th ed., 2000; 3rd ed., 1996; 2nd ed., 1993; 1st ed., 1989
Seymour, R, Smith DE, Inaba DS and Landry M, New Drugs: Look-Alikes, Drugs of Deception and Designer Drugs, Hazelden Foundation, MN, 1989
Gay, GR, Inaba, DS, Gushui GF, Perkner JJ, Katzenstein D, Dammann G and Killish D, “Acute and Chronic Interventions: I. Psychedelics, II. Cocaine,” in Drugs in Relation to the Drug User, Einstein S., Ed., Pergamon, NY, 1977
Inaba DS, Cohen WE, Steinbroner P and Whitehead, C, Psychoactive: The Physiological Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, Pyramid Films, San Francisco, CA, 1977
Inaba, DS, “Polypharmacy: Effects of Multiple Drug Use,” in Social Meaning of Drugs, 1977
Inaba, DS, “Emergency Care of Drug Overdoses,” in Mental Health Concepts Applied to Nursing, 1976
Smith TN, Waidler V and Inaba DS, Handbook for Crisis Intervention in Drug Abuse Cases, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Inc., San Francisco, CA 1976
Inaba DS and Katcher B, Drug Abuse in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, Applied Therapeutics, Inc. San Francisco, CA 1975-1985
Inaba, DS, Way EF, Blum K and Schnoll SH, Pharmacology and Toxicology of Commonly Abused Drugs – Physicians Handbook, NIDA, Rockville, MD, 1975
Inaba, DS, Gay, GR, Whitehead, CA, Newmeyer, JA, and Bergin, D, The Use of Propoxyphene Napsylate in the Treatment of Heroin and Methadone Addiction, West J Med, 121(2): 106-111, 1974
History of Education and Employment
University of Utah School on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies, Certificate 1984 and 1985
University of California San Diego School on Alcohol and other Drug Dependencies, Certificate 1983 and 1984
University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, PharmD, 1971
California State University Fresno, 1964-1967

Clinical Manager, Genesis of Asante Health System, Central Point, OR, August 2006-present
Director of Research and Education, CNS Productions, Inc., Medford, OR, August 2006-present
Lifetime Fellow, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, San Francisco, CA, July 2006-present
Adjunct Professor, College of San Mateo, Alcohol and Drug Studies, San Mateo, CA 2005-present
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, San Francisco, CA, 1980-present
Consultant and Instructor for the University of Utah, School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983-present
Accredited California Community College Instructor in Chemistry and Biology 1971-present

President & Research Scientist, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Aug 2005 – Aug 2006
President and Chief Executive Officer, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, 1998-July 2005
Director, Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation and After Care Project of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinics, San Francisco, CA, 1976-1999
Instructor of Clinical Pharmacology-Staff, Medical Students and Pharmacy Internship, Substance Abuse Treatment Services of HAFMC, San Francisco, 1971-present
Clinical Pharmacist, Mary’s Help Hospital, Daly City, CA, 1973-1985
Instructor, California School of Professional Psychology 1977-1978
Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation and After Care Project of the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinics, San Francisco, CA, 1971-1976
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco School
Of Pharmacy, 1971-1980
San Francisco State University Agency Instructor 1971-1976
Clinical Pharmacy Intern/Resident, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, 1967-1971