Christopher Kennedy Lawford

discusses

Recover to Live:
Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction;
Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex, and Porn

in conversation with HOWARD SHAFFER

with special guest PATRICK J. KENNEDY

$5 tickets are on sale now

This event includes a book signing

Date

Jan
16
Wednesday
January 16, 2013
7:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome bestselling author and mental health advocate CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY LAWFORD for a discussion of his latest book, Recover to Live:
Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction; Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex, and Porn
. The discussion will be moderated by Harvard's HOWARD SHAFFER, a pioneer in the field of gambling addiction, and will feature special guest and former U.S. Representative PATRICK J. KENNEDY. 

For most of his early life, Christopher Kennedy Lawford battled life-threatening drug and alcohol addictions. Now in recovery for more than 25 years, he works to effect change and raise global awareness of addiction in nonprofit, private, and government circles, serving as the goodwill ambassador for drug dependence treatment and care for the United Nations.

For the first time, Recover to Live brings together all of the most effective self-care treatments for the seven most toxic compulsions affecting every culture on the planet today—alcohol dependence, drug dependence, eating disorders, gambling, hoarding, smoking, sex, and porn.

In Recover to Live, more than 100 of the world’s top experts interviewed by Lawford share their research and wisdom on how to determine if your bad habit is becoming a dependency, what treatments will work best for you, how best to help yourself or a loved one recover from addiction, and how to lead a fulfilling and productive life in recovery.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford
Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Christopher Kennedy Lawford spent 20 years in the film and television industries. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Symptoms of Withdrawal (2005) and Moments of Clarity (2009).

In recovery for more than 25 years from drug addiction, Lawford campaigns tirelessly on behalf of the recovery community. He presently works with the United Nations, the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse, the White House Office on Drug Control Policy, and the World Health Organization.  In 2011, Lawford was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime to promote activities supporting drug treatment, care and recovery. He also serves as national advocacy consultant for Caron Treatment Centers. Lawford holds a Master’s certification in clinical psychology from Harvard Medical School—where he held an academic appointment as a lecturer in psychiatry.

Howard Shaffer
Howard Shaffer

Howard Shaffer

Howard Shaffer is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of the Division on Addiction at The Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. He has served as principal or co-principal investigator on a variety of government and foundation sponsored research projects. 

In addition to an active private practice, Dr. Shaffer consults internationally to a variety of organizations in business, education, human services, and government. He is the founder of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders, which represents the first international credentialing body for clinicians working in the addictive disorders.

Patrick J. Kennedy
Patrick J. Kennedy

Patrick J. Kennedy

Patrick Joseph Kennedy II became the youngest member of his family to hold elected office when, in 1988, he won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives at age 21. After serving two terms in the House serving District 9 in Providence, Kennedy went on to serve 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Rhode Island’s First District. He is the co-founder of The Next Frontier Campaign: One Mind for Research dedicated to dramatic enhancements in funding and collaboration in research across all brain disorders. Kennedy speaks as a visiting professor to both Rutgers and Brown University and is on the national advisory committee for Active Minds, a student advocacy group focused on changing the conversation about mental health on college campuses.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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