Matthew Flynn BA, BSc, MANP, graduated in 1996 from Oxford Brookes University as a psychiatric nurse. In the United Kingdom he has worked in various settings including therapeutic communities, community addictions treatment services and assertive community treatment. In 2004 he completed a Bachelor of Science at Bournemouth University in Psycho-social Interventions in the Management of Psychosis. He was associate lecturer at Bournemouth University on the undergraduate Bachelor of Science course “Group Psychotherapy in Addictions” and was Consultant Nurse for Rehabilitation at Dorset Health Care Trust. In 2007 he moved to the Netherlands and in 2012 he completed Masters in Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Utrecht. Since completing his masters he has worked as clinical team leader in a Functional Assertive Community Treatment working with clients with multiple diagnosis including addictions and currently he is working as a nurse specialist in community addictions treatment services by Brijder in Den Haag.