Prior to COVID-19, Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) was among the most significant public health challenges. Recent data now suggest the pandemic is responsible for at least a 20 percent increase in excessive drinking, which scientists believe may contribute to measurable increases in alcohol-related disease in the coming years. For those with drinking problems and their loved ones, this webinar will offer hope that overcoming AUD is more than possible. We’ll discuss the role of relationships, culture, medications, self-help groups, and specific psychotherapies in healing, and offer an integrated framework for intervention that optimizes positive outcomes. And we’ll leave plenty of time for questions.
About the Presenter
John Fitzgerald is the creator of the 5-Actions Program™. Dr. Fitzgerald has been on Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Sciences University since 1998, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon since 2001, and a Certified Addiction Specialist since 2006. He holds a doctoral degree in systems science and social psychology from the Systems Science Graduate Program at Portland State University where he has also held an Adjunct Faculty position since 2007. His career has been devoted to understanding addiction and its treatments, and translating that knowledge into the 5-Actions Program.