William Moyers talks hope for drug/alcohol addiction

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - When William Moyers leads a discussion Thursday night at Hosanna! Church in Lakeville, on the need for hope for recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, he'll speak from personal experience.

Moyers joined KARE 11 News @4 with more on the evening's event.

Sober now for over twenty years, the Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation knows the toll addiction to alcohol and other drugs can take on an individual and his or her family.

His unique message focuses on the complicated aspects of addiction and the need to understand them. Some people are more susceptible to addiction, he says, through a combination of genetics and experiences. Others are led to addiction through feelings of inadequacy.

Addicts, according to Moyers, are living with a "hijacked brain."

The event Thursday at Hosanna! Church in Lakeville starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

More info about understanding and treating addiction can be found at Hazelden Betty Ford.


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