Interview Lisa Frederiksen
Topics of conversation:
- Difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism
- How alcoholism is a brain disease
- Myths associated with alcohol abuse and alcoholism
- Risk factors of being an alcoholic
- Why is underage drinking and the risk factors
Lisa Frederiksen is the author of nine books and a national keynote speaker with 25 years experience. She has been consulting, researching, writing and speaking on substance abuse, addiction, education/prevention/intervention and treatment, dual diagnosis, underage drinking and help for the family centered around 21st century brain and addiction-related research since 2003. Her 40+ years experience with family and friends’ alcohol abuse and alcoholism and her most recent books, Crossing The Line From Alcohol Use to Abuse to Dependence, Loved One In Treatment? Now What! and If You Loved Me, You’d Stop!, frame her work, including training/workshops/presentations for Stanford Medical School students, Ft. Irwin National Training Center troops and personnel, County of Santa Clara Department of Alcohol & Drug Services, family law attorneys, clinicians, medical social workers, domestic violence professionals, families, students, community coalitions, the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara and the like. She founded BreakingTheCycles.comin 2008 and writes the blog of the same name.In 2011, Lisa joined with Caroll Fowler, MA, MFT, to work with families to develop Continuing Care Plans (CCP’s) and Living Arrangement Agreements (LAA’s).
Do you wonder why eating a big meal doesn’t keep you from getting drunk? Do you believe coffee will sober a friend up? Do you wonder why some can drink far more than others and still not seem drunk? Do you have a hard time believing alcoholism is a disease?
In this short, 80-page eBook, readers will find the latest brain and addiction-related research and science discoveries written for the general public that debunk the common myths about drinking alcohol. Examining and challenging these common myths from a scientific perspective can help readers recognize what it takes to cross the line from alcohol use to abuse to dependence (alcoholism) and what it takes to stop the progression.