Steve Freng Bio


Dr. Freng has acquired over 30 years’ experience as a substance use disorder (SUD) services professional, having worked in clinical, supervisory, administrative and managerial capacities in the development and delivery of SUD prevention and treatment services in the State of Washington. 

During his tenure with the Seattle-King County Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services he occupied several positions including that of Division Manager/County Alcohol and Drug Coordinator.  Dr. Freng focused on the development of SUD public policy, programs and services for which he initiated and oversaw the construction of service and housing facilities, pioneered new program strategies and published numerous articles detailing these efforts and accomplishments as well as research articles reporting on their efficacy.

Dr. Freng thereafter served as the Prevention/Treatment Manager for the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NW HIDTA), a region of fifteen counties in Washington State designated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for special law enforcement and SUD program initiatives.  The programs under his direction focused on several areas, including the development, operation and evaluation of Drug Courts throughout the NW HIDTA region, as well as SUD prevention projects within the region, support for which was contingent on sustained, active collaborations with law enforcement agencies.

As President of Community Network Services, Inc., Dr. Freng is also active as an independent clinician, consultant, trainer and evaluator, having developed inter-disciplinary treatment programs, directed a state-wide needs assessment project, managed prevention projects and provided technical assistance and facilitation on a wide range of topics and disciplines.  Dr. Freng serves on a variety of local and regional boards and panels, is active in state and federal legislative efforts, and remains involved in research and service demonstration projects.