#213 – Episode 213 – Parenting as Prevention with Laurie Dhue


Veronica is joined by former news anchor Laurie Dhue. After getting sober on the nightly news (although no one knew that at the time), Laurie is now a recovery advocate. She is the brand ambassador for recoveryeducation.com, a much-needed online platform that supports and helps parents (and affected others) with kids affected by addiction.

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About Laurie Dhue

Laurie Dhue is Chief Brand Officer at Recovery Education and Applied Learning (REAL).

One of the nation’s leading recovery advocates, Laurie is in long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. She has worked closely with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) and the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Laurie has spoken on behalf of many national recovery organizations including the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the Caron Foundation.

Laurie has had the distinct honor of speaking at the White House in 2014 and 2017 on behalf of ONDCP. She was also a featured speaker at the inaugural UNITE to Face Addiction national rally in Washington, DC in 2015. Laurie appeared in the award-winning 2013 documentary “The Anonymous People” and the Emmy-nominated 2017 documentary “Reversing the Stigma”, produced in conjunction with OASAS (New York State’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse).

Prior to her work in the recovery field, Dhue enjoyed a distinguished career as an award-winning national news anchor who hosted shows on all three major cable news networks: CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. Her 25 years in news has included interviews with numerous world leaders, politicians, entertainers and prominent newsmakers as well as extensive reporting from the Middle East during the War on Terror.

Dhue joined forces with REAL to give addiction a face and voice, helping crush the stigma surrounding the disease, further proving that long-term recovery is possible. She travels coast-to-coast giving speeches, emceeing events and moderating panel discussions, as well as offering commentary in national media.

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