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City Club: Chemical Dependence in Whatcom by Carole Wells, Lex Rivers

The second program in a two-part series on community impacts of drug and alcohol abuse. Carole Wells of Belair Clinic shares her vast experiences working with recovery centers, presenting at schools, counseling, and teaching throughout Whatcom County. Lex Rivers is the Regional Manager for Catholic Community Services Recovery Center. He shares his work over the past several years with youth, individuals and families affected by substance abuse.

Dr. Gabor Matte: Understanding Addiction

Author of “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts”, Gabor Matte is clear that Adverse Childhood Experiences are one of the core issues at the root of addiction, at the root of over compensation, at the root of abuse.  Dr. Matte is only working and achieving positive results with perhaps 5% – for he says social exclusion, the war on drugs addicts, and the abusive systems of punishment.  He works with harm reduction, with helping people, reducing the jail facilities, and helping to heal people emotionally. 

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