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Dealing With All Types of Addictions

How to Address the Matter in a Family Business


“Is There an Elephant in the Room? Dealing With All Types of Addictions” is the subject of a March 9 Family Business Council workshop at Cal State Fullerton.


Discussing the nature of addiction, how people become addicted and the difficulties of recovery will be: Kitty Dukakis, wife of former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis who will share her personal story of dealing with alcoholism and depression; Carol Ann Caesar, transition and relationship coach and licensed psychologist; and Doug Lyons, family addiction consultant with Aureus Inc. and an associate with the Aspen family business group.


Tuesday, March 9, 4:30-7 p.m.


Scott O’Brien Innovation Center, Room 3230 of Mihaylo Hall Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831 Parking is on the top level of the Fullerton Marriott parking garage, located at the corner of Nutwood Avenue and Folino Drive. Cost is $5.


The Family Business Council is a partnership between the business community and university. Its mission is to enhance the well-being and survivability of family businesses by providing opportunities for education, interaction and information tailored to business needs and concerns.


Free to first-time family business attendees interested in becoming a member of the Family Business Council. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Robbin Bretzing at 657-278-4182 or by email at

Media Contacts:
Mike Trueblood, director of the Family Business Council, 657-278-4182 or
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, 657-278-4852 or