Lisa-frederiksen

Lisa Frederiksen

  Lisa has been consulting, researching, writing and presenting on substance abuse, addiction, secondhand drinking/drugging, 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 seventh and eighth books, 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, State Bar of California, and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara. She founded BreakingTheCycles.com in 2008 and writes a blog of the same name, www.BreakingTheCycles.com  
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Lisa-frederiksen

Thank you, Caterina, for making people more aware that addiction is a disease that affects not only the addict/ alcoholic but everyone around them–-friends, family, colleagues.... In my work, the family members and the drug addict/alcoholic come to realize what the challenges are and how to go forward when they learn and accept that addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease and that treatment involves healing the brain. Thank you so much for treating such a prevalent and important disease/family issue with such respect and understanding.

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