About Ms. Judith McFarland M.A., M.S. Ms. McFarland is an expert professional counselor and addiction expert who has been a leading advocate for drug and alcoholism treatment for more than 20 years. Her many awards include the Outstanding Counselor in Alcoholism Treatment, the Distinguished Professional Award from the American Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the highest honor that a medical doctor can receive is the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and theta Ford Mental Health Therapy Prize. She has also received many awards and recognitions as an alcohol and drug addiction expert, including the Presidential Medal of Therapy, the Alzheimer’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alcoholics Anonymous Association, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her many honors and awards make her one of the leading authorities on addiction treatment, addiction research and counseling, and addiction treatment programs.
In Lessons from Judith McFarland you will get an in-depth look at all of the problems associated with substance abuse, including: the physical, social, emotional, and psychological dangers, and the devastating effects, both mental and physical, which follow addiction. You will be educated on what to do if your loved one should start using drugs or alcohol. If you are an alcoholic, or addict to prescription drugs, you will learn how to overcome the destructive nature of dependency and why family therapy and support are so important for succeeding with any kind of treatment program. You will also learn about ways to strengthen the individual family member’s mental, physical, and emotional resources to help them through the process of quitting drugs and alcohol. A good course like this one, which may even be taught on an introductory level by a trusted family member or friend, is usually the most effective way to teach those who are trying to quit. Of course, there are many other helpful methods for learning and mastering these skills, but none of them provide an in-depth lesson plan like this one.
There is nothing more interesting than watching someone succeed at something and then watching them fail at it a few months later, and this program offers exactly that. After watching Judith McPeak teaches you about how to overcome the addiction and dependency that often go along with drug and alcohol use, you will know exactly what she is talking about when she says, “First of all, don’t feel ashamed. You have done nothing wrong. Second of all, accept the reality that you cannot cure yourself. Last of all, learn to love yourself again.”