BRACC to host discussion on alcohol addiction

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Area Community Coalition is sponsoring a discussion about “Alcohol: Addiction, Recovery and Prevention” Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heald Auditorium, located in the Ludlow Town Hall. Attendees will first watch a 45-minute video, followed by a discussion with local substance abuse counselors, and recovery partners.

The video, which was released in 2016, explores the life of ABC news anchor Elizabeth Vargas, her struggle with alcoholism, and her road to recovery. April is Alcohol Awareness and BRACC is partnering with the Vermont Dept. of Health Parent Up program, school counselors, The Green Peak Alliance, and Turning Point to increase awareness and understanding of alcohol addiction – its causes, effective treatment, and recovery.

Alcohol addiction is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery from alcohol use. All community members, parents, and high school students are invited to attend. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided. For more information, please call 802-228-7878 or visit www.braccvt.org.

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