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Health Risks of Alcohol Use, and Treatment Options


Alcohol is responsible for 71% of substance use related deaths in Barnstable County. On The Point, we discuss the difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, some of the health risks associated with alcohol use, and treatment options in our region.
Our guests on the program are: Vaira Harik, senior project manager, Barnstable County Department of Human Services; Dianne Wells, nurse practitioner with an interest in women in recovery at Mashpee Family Medicine; Suzanne Robbins, director of clinical operations at the Community Health Center of Cape CodTim Lineaweaver, senior clinician at Recovering Champions; and Bill Dougherty, executive director of Recovery Without Walls. Mindy Todd hosts.


Here's a link to more info about excessive alcohol use from the CDC.


Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.