Lawrence  V. Tucker, , MD

 Lawrence V. Tucker, Medical Director of American Addiction Centers Laguna Beach Recovery Hospital, is a Newport Beach psychiatrist.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of  Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders including attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, brain SPECT imaging, as well as addictionology.  He is also a distinguished member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. Dr. Tucker has worked extensively in the juvenile and adult justice system in Los Angeles and Californias state run regional  center. He has also worked in the community with trouble children in foster care and group homes, who struggled with addiction and/or mental illness.