Nikki Babbit, PhD, has spent the past 35 years working with
adolescents and families, first as a high-school teacher and then as a
school psychologist working in schools, psychiatric wards and public
Nikki has consulted with schools, juvenile justice professionals, and
youth agency professionals across the United States on youth and family
issues and adolescent drug abuse and dependency issues. In 1989 she
traveled to the Soviet Union to help begin AA and Al-Anon, which had
been prohibited by the government despite their success in over 120
countries around the world. The following year, she was invited to
Moscow to speak about western adolescent treatment at the joint Soviet-
American Conference On Alcoholism.
Nikki is licensed as a school psychologist and certified as a chemical
dependency counselor and supervisor. She also holds a professional
counselor license with the Ohio Social Workers Board. She is the author
of the booklet Is Your Child Chemically Dependent? (Community
Intervention Press, 1988).
Nikki has been married to Harold Babbit since 1965. She is the mother
of three children, one of whom is recovering, and she was the child and
stepchild of alcoholics. She and her husband currently live in Shaker
Heights, Ohio outside of Cleveland.