Concurrent Disorders: The Complexity of Recovery

Speaker: Ann Dowsett Johnston September 13th 3:15- 5:00pm Main Ballroom

Abstract:
Ann Dowsett Johnston was a high-functioning, award-winning senior professional when addiction and depression capsized her life. Her presentation explores the journey to and through recovery, the complex challenge of concurrent disorders and getting sober in what she calls an alcogenic culture. Ultimately, hers is a story of redemption and joy as she became the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol.

Objectives:
“Knowledge of what it means to live in an alcogenic culture
Appreciation of the challenges of concurrent disorders
The unique challenge to women with the “”pinking”” of the market
Why women are less happy than they were in the 1970s”

References:
“Journal of American Medicine Psychiatry–August 2017
New report from the Oncologists of US
Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol
Multiple presentations at the Alcohol Policy conference April, 2018”