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Loving Someone Who Loves Alcohol or Drugs: An Alternative to Tough Love

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
May 10, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
Meeting Room 225
150 East San Fernando Street
San Jose

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