Meet the Author

Dr. Arun Gupta

I can’t retire. Not until the Opioid Epidemic finally becomes a chapter in our country’s past.

Dr. Arun Gupta has practiced medicine for 35 years. Throughout decades of treating addiction patients, he has seen firsthand the devastation and heartbreak caused to their families. He recently formed the SOS Foundation, a non-profit focused on resolving the opioid crisis, and is a highly sought-after speaker.

Author's biography

Dr. Arun Gupta has worked as a solo primary care physician for 35 years, and as an addiction doctor for the past 15 years. He is an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) certified Addiction Provider and Certified Medical Review Officer.

He is also a Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author.

Dr. Gupta did his pre-medical from 1971-1973 and graduated from Medical School at Punjab University in India in 1979. He practiced as a physician there until he came to the USA, where he continued his medical residency through Michigan State University. He is currently affiliated with Promedica Reginal Monroe Hospital.

Over the years of treating addiction patients, he has seen firsthand the devastation and heartbreak caused to their families and has a passion for stopping the Opioid Crisis that is claiming so many lives in our country. He is a member of Rotary International and Chair of the Rotary’s Medication Treatment Action Group to promote Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Addiction Prevention in North America. His other affiliations include Michigan State Medical Society, American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine (MiSAM), Monroe County Medical Society, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and the Mercy Memorial Foundation, Trustee Society. He has also served as a board member of Meadow Montessori School, in Monroe.

His research includes Phase II, investigating (IRB’s) for treating addictions using laser acupuncture for smoking, weight, stress, alcohol and drugs, and he is a highly sought-after speaker, having given more than 200 educational talks on addiction since 2008. He enjoys teaching and regularly has medical students, NPs, and PAs rotate through his practice.

Dr. Gupta is the author of the highly acclaimed new book, The Preventable Epidemic: A Frontline Doctor’s Experience and Recommendations to Resolve America’s Opioid Crisis.

He and his wife live in Monroe, MI, where he practices medicine. They have three grown, married children who are all medical doctors.


About The Preventable Epidemic Book

Over the past two decades, the opioid addiction has resulted in the deaths of nearly one million people in our country. While patients need pain medication, there is a way to treat pain without the devastating effects of polydrug overdose and addiction.