Welcome to BTC | BreakingTheCycles.com - founded in 2008 by Lisa Frederiksen, to share research, information, personal experiences and opinions on alcohol abuse and addiction-related topics, including: alcohol abuse, drug addiction, alcoholism, secondhand drinking, dual diagnosis, underage drinking, help for families, prevention, mental illness, treatment, recovery and the neuroscience of the brain disease of addiction, brain health and more.
Lisa’s goal in founding BreakingTheCycles.com is to change, and in some cases simply start, the conversations on these topics so that together we can end the stigma, misinformation and shame. She does this through presentations, workshops, consulting, blogging and media outreach (visit links above, right).
“When you think about it… Just about every one of us knows someone who has some form of cancer (family member, neighbor, friend, co-worker, fellow church, club or professional organization member), right? So if the number of persons living with cancer is roughly half the number of those struggling with addiction (of which only 10 percent seek treatment), does it not follow that just about every one of us must know someone who has the brain disease of addiction?
Just as there was a time when cancer was shrouded in secrecy and shame and people struggled with getting help on their own, in anonymity, isn’t it time to take addiction out of the shadows? Isn’t it time we learn more about the facts of this disease so that those who struggle with it and those who love them will be freed of the shame and open to getting the help they need?” Lisa Frederiksen
These two recent posts of Lisa’s share some of her passion for these objectives:
How can you add your voice to BTC | BreakingTheCycles.com?
Comment on any one of the posts. Become a guest author – experts and others willing to share their personal experiences as they relate to the issues raised on this blog (see Blog Categories) are invited to share their work.
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Recall the early 1970s – many adults smoked cigarettes, we didn’t use bike helmets, infant car seats hadn’t been invented and we rarely used our seat belts. Think about how we viewed and treated HIV-Aids.
All of that changed drastically in just 20+ years — simply because people started talking about and sharing the new research and taking action as they gathered knowledge. Today, HIV-Aids is recognized as a body fluid to body fluid transmitted disease that is “treated like this” and “prevented like this.” It is my hope we can do the same with addiction. Today, there are 1 million Americans living with HIV. By contrast, there are 23.2 million Americans struggling with addiction (whether to drugs or alcohol), of which only 10 percent seek help. Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that can be “prevented like this” (see content throughout the blog) and “treated like this” (again, see content throughout the blog).
Please add your voice to the conversations through comments, guest posts and following BTC on Facebook or Twitter at Break_Cycles – together we can end the stigma and shame that shrouds this disease and allows the cycle to continue.
Learn More About Lisa Frederiksen
To listen to Lisa’s thoughts about her reasons for founding of BreakingTheCycles.com, please click on this mp3 podcast, Breaking_the_Cycles. To learn more about Lisa and her background, please visit About Lisa Frederiksen.
BreakingTheCycles.com – a WOSB
BreakingTheCycles.com was founded in 2008 as part of Lisa Frederiksen Associates, LLC.
Lisa Frederiksen Associates, LLC, is a self-certified WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business), with the U.S. Small Business Administration, DUNS: 829591275, CAGE: 5BCQ6, https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM
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