Journey Healing Centers Co-Hosts “Lipstick and Liquor” Screening During Alcohol Awareness Month

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As part of National Alcohol Awareness Month in April, Journey Healing Centers will co-host a “Lipstick and Liquor” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00pm at the Studio Movie Grill (15515 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.)

Lisa Lannon

There are some amazing women who are a part of this film and by co-hosting, if we can assist in spreading the message and it saves one life, it is worth it. ~ Lisa Lannon, Journey Healing Centers Co-Founder

To raise awareness of how alcohol impacts millions of women and girls, Journey Healing Centers (private drug and alcohol treatment centers) is co-hosting a public screening of the documentary “Lipstick and Liquor” on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona, RSVP here. Following the screening, there will be an Addiction Experts Panel and Q&A discussion with Dr Ravi Chandiramani (Journey Healing Centers Medical Director), Emily Sadler (Emilyism blogger, who is in the film), and Carey Davidson M.A. CAADA, ICADAC (Intervention ASAP.)

Journey Healing Centers’ number one admission for treatment is alcohol abuse. Lisa Lannon, Journey Healing Centers Co-Founder, explained why they are supporting this “Lipstick and Liquor” screening, “There are some amazing women who are a part of this film and by co-hosting, if we can assist in spreading the message and it saves one life, it is worth it. The more we can educate the public about the potential effects of alcohol and encourage conversations, the better the chance of stopping the sometimes deadly affects of this disease.”

According to a recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) survey, nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month, downing about six beverages per binge. The survey defined binge drinking as consuming five or more drinks in one sitting for men and four or more for women. Binge drinking accounts for about 23,000 deaths among women and girls in the U.S. each year. DUI arrests for women are also up 30% from a decade ago, while arrests for men fell 7.5% (Associated Press, 2009.)

“Lipstick and Liquor” features five women struggling with alcoholism and addiction. The film also includes mother and daughter discussions about alcoholism that are essential to education and awareness of how this problem is impacting women nationwide. Filmmaker Lori Butterfield was inspired to make “Lipstick and Liquor” after covering the sad story of Julie Kroll, who abandoned her child after a minor car accident while drinking and driving, and the search for her in Virginia. Lori Butterfield is an Emmy Award-winning producer, director and writer based in Washington DC, whose credits include television programming for National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and Discovery’s Science Channel.

Along with Dr Ravi Chandiramani, Emily Sadler will share her personal success story overcoming alcoholism, what it was like to make the movie, and blog that is providing hope to women struggling with addiction. Carey Davidson is an Intervention Specialist, who will discuss ways to approach loved ones who are abusing alcohol with dignity and respect.

This “Lipstick and Liquor” screening is being held during Alcohol Awareness Month, which the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) defines as “a time to raise awareness about the health and social problems caused by excessive drinking.” Alcohol Awareness Month also offers people the opportunity to evaluate their own drinking and determine if they need to change their habits.

According to a recent NY Times story, those at risk for developing alcoholism include:

  •     Men who have 15 or more drinks a week
  •     Women who have 12 or more drinks a week
  •     Anyone who has five or more drinks per occasion at least once a week. One drink is defined as a 12-ounce bottle of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a 1 1/2-ounce shot of liquor.

And there are scientific reasons why alcohol can impact women more than men. Women typically have less body mass and less water content in their bodies compared to men. Because body water diffuses alcohol content as it’s digested, women have a higher concentration of alcohol in their blood stream when drinking. According to the NCADD, women who develop alcoholism have death rates nearly 75% higher, than those of male alcoholics. Death from suicide, alcohol-related accidents, heart disease, stroke, cirrhosis of liver, etc. occur more frequently in women vs. men.

Anyone can attend this special “Lipstick and Liquor” documentary screening on April 30, 2013 (doors open at 6:30pm for 7:00pm screening), in Scottsdale, Arizona. RSVP here:

Media Contact, Liz Brown, Journey Healing Centers, 1-310-987-7207

Journey Healing Centers has assisted thousands of individuals recover from addiction with dignity and respect while reuniting families back together again. JHC has a 95% completion success rate (industry average is 48% according to SAMSHA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association) and holds the highest level of global accreditation. JHC provides Residential Programs, Outpatient Facilities, Day Treatment, Sober Living Homes, Family Programming, Free Aftercare for Life and a Sobriety for Life Program. The company has been featured on MTV's Gone Too Far, USA Today, Psychology Today, People Magazine, NPR and many other media. For questions about drug or alcohol addiction, call Journey Healing Centers’ 24-Hour Hotline: 1-866-774-5119

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