Loving Someone Who Loves Alcohol or Drugs: An Alternative to Tough Love, March 21
When: Mar 21, 2016 @ 7:00
Where: San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro St., San Rafael, CA
Description of the event
For too long loved ones have been told to abandon their spouses, children, or friends to the negative consequences of alcohol and drugs. “Let them hit bottom” is too often the advice given to families. But bottoming out is not only ineffective, it can ruin the lives of both the drug user and their loved ones. This free talk will introduce the audience to harm reduction, a humane and pragmatic approach to what should be treated as a health issue, not a legal or a moral one. Dr. Denning will teach people how to have conversations with their loved ones who misuse alcohol and drugs, conversations that can lead to real and sustained change. She will offer tips on how to set limits without resorting to arguments, threats, and tough love.
Patt Denning, PhD
Director of Clinical Services and Training
The Center for Harm Reduction Therapy
Loving Someone Who Loves Alcohol or Drugs: An Alternative to Tough Love
March 21, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro St.
(The building nearest Andersen Dr., between 2nd St. and Andersen Dr.)
Meeting room is off the lobby.
Free parking lot (after 6pm) on West side of street.
Free and Open to the Public
Host: NAMI Marin
555 Northgate Drive · Suite 280 · San Rafael · CA 94903 · 415-444-0480 · www.namimarin.org