Lisa Frederiksen's widely read website and blog, BreakingTheCycles.com, features Our Hope Board member Maggie Ellwood as its latest "Face of Recovery." You can read the post on BreakingTheCycles.com by clicking here or look over the entire "Faces of Recovery" series by clicking here. If you missed Maggie's full story when it was published on Our Hope's website in November, we invite you to read it by clicking here.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Lisa Frederiksen, she has been researching, writing, consulting and speaking on substance abuse, addiction as a brain disease, dual diagnosis (alcohol and/or drug addiction combined with a mental health or emotional disorder), and help for families dealing with addiction since 2003. What makes Lisa's work highly distinctive is that she speaks from both very personal experience, having seen a loved one through treatment, but also from having done extensive research on addiction as a brain disease. As a result, her writing is very reader-friendly, while at the same time being based in science and research. We invite you to learn more about Lisa Frederiksen by clicking here.
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