Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Irish and Drink

In his article titled, “Breaking the Code of Silence: The Irish and Drink,” published in Irish America magazine (February/March 2012), Dr. Garrett O’Connor, M.D., Dublin-born internationally renowned psychiatrist, former CEO of the Betty Ford Institute, and now medical director at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles, provides his perspective of why the Irish drink, the role of shame, and his own (and family’s) journey of alcoholism and recovery.