Lisa Frederiksen is the author of nine books and a national keynote speaker with 25 years of experience. She has been consulting, researching, writing, and speaking on substance abuse, addiction as a brain disease, education/prevention/intervention and treatment, dual diagnosis, secondhand drinking and drugging, underage drinking, and help for the family centered around 21st-century brain- and addiction-related research since 2003. Her 40+ years experience with family and friends’ alcohol abuse, her own therapy and recovery work around those experiences, and her research for her blog and most recent books, Crossing The Line From Alcohol Use to Abuse to Dependence, Loved One In Treatment? Now What!, and If You Loved Me, You’d Stop!, frame her work.
Two of these have been translated into Spanish and published by Editores Mexicanos Unidos, S.A. and are titled Si me amaras … dejarías de beber and Adicciones and Codependencia, El ser querido bajo tratamiento… ¡Y ahora qué! Lisa’s clients include Stanford Medical School students completing the eating disorders/addiction rotation, Ft. Irwin National Training Center troops and personnel, County of Santa Clara Department of Alcohol & Drug Services Learning Institute, U.S. Forest Service districts and regions, California Police Activities League, family law attorneys, clinicians, medical social workers, domestic violence professionals, families, students, community coalitions, the National Alliance of Mental Illness Santa Clara, and the like. Lisa founded BreakingTheCycles.com in 2008 as part of Lisa Frederiksen Associates, LLC, and writes a blog of the same name. In 2011, Caroll Fowler, MA, MFT, joined Lisa to work with families to develop family continuing care plans to help families continue and support their respective recoveries after a loved one’s initial
treatment. She is a contributing blogger for The Parent ToolKit at The Partnership at DrugFree.org and is a substance abuse/mental illness MCLE (continuing education) provider for the California Bar Association. She has appeared as a guest on numerous radio, television, and internet radio programs covering the issues surrounding the family disease of addiction.