Claudia Christian, who has been in the film and television business as a performer for more than 30 years, has become an advisor for Ria Health, a solution for people looking to curb or stop drinking altogether. Claudia knows all too well the negative effects alcohol can have on an individual. Listen to her discuss share her story and discuss her advocacy to help save people's lives.
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#30: Stop Drinking Altogether with Celebrity Claudia Christian
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Who is Claudia Christian?
Claudia has been in the film and television business as a performer for more than 30 years. She has starred in over 50 films and thousands of hours of television. Sci-fi fans around the world know her from her work on the Hugo Award winning show Babylon 5. She is most recognized as an advocate for The Sinclair Method, a treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) using naltrexone for proven long-term success in decreasing alcohol use.
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- Most of the year 29%, of highway deaths are related to alcohol. On Thanksgiving the number shoots up to 35%, and on Christmas it’s 41%.
- According to the NIAAA, 66M Americans suffer problem drinking costing the American economy $257B.
- From 2003-13 Alcohol Use Disorder has grown from 9% to more than 13% of the US Adult Population (JAMA)
- For Women, the increase in Alcohol Use Disorder from 2002-2013 was more than 84% (JAMA).
Do you know somebody that may need help from addiction or mental illness?
We want to help those who are suffering from addiction and mental health disorders by providing you some of the best know resources mentioned in weekly episodes and listed below.
If this is an emergency or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911).
- Visit the C Three Foundation
- Watch the documentary film One Little Pill
- Watch Claudia’s Tedx video “How I overcame alcoholism”
- Rise Together gear @ weallrisetogether.org
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About Anthony Alvarado
Rise & Grind Recovery Radio is brought to you by Anthony Alvarado. As a person in long-term recovery, Anthony has a strong desire to change the conversation around addiction and in turn - change the world we live in today. He is the President and Co-Founder of Rise Together, a grassroots organization helping to lead a movement of young people to stand up and speak out on the issues they care most about. Anthony and his organization aim to break the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs, and alcohol.
Rise Together's mission is rapidly spanning the United States. Since September 2013, Anthony has personally traveled over 200,000 miles, taken the stage over 400 times with his team, and educated over 125,000 young adults on addiction and mental health.
Anthony speaks on many different topics but often addresses the need for new creative & innovative solutions that will educate, engage, and empower the young people of today. He shares successful strategies with prevention agencies and school administrators. He has spoken at national conferences as well as state mental health and school conferences.
Now, he has founded Rise & Grind Recovery Radio, where he welcomes guest to engage in conversation around recovery from all over the world.
He is a loving father, son, brother, and friend and spends his free time connecting and conversing with others.