Understanding Alcoholism- 0.4 CEUs


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What you will learn

(This is Part 1 of a 3-part series)  Alcoholism is a fatal disease, killing Deaf people who don’t have access to the way out presented in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and literature.  What is the difference between alcoholism and heavy drinking (alcohol abuse)? This distinction is of utmost importance when interpreting in AA. Using the “Big Book” as our guide, we will explore what alcoholism is, and how it affects alcoholics. We will examine concepts such as physical allergy, phenomenon of craving and obsession of the mind, and powerlessness. This webcast is four (4) hours long.

This webcast is presented in ASL.


  1. Participants will be able to list at least three important aspects of Alcoholics Anonymous and its history.
  2. Participants will be able to describe three stages of alcoholism.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the meaning of the phrase “hitting bottom” and how professionals recognize and respond to the issue.

Additional information


0.4 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters

Presenter Information

David N. Evans, RID CI & CT, NIC Master
David has a comprehensive history providing ASL-English interpretation services in a variety of community settings, specializing in music/performing arts and conference work. David teaches interpreters across the country on issues of interpreting, language, and culture. Accomplishments include presenting at two National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI) conferences and four national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) conferences, with one audience made up of over 1,250 participants! Educating interpreters since 1992, David’s sessions are interactive, entertaining, and informative, creating a relaxed, safe environment for all audiences. David established Bridge Communications in 1996 to further his goals of providing skill-building workshops and video materials for ASL-English interpreters. When not on the road presenting, David makes his home in Minneapolis where he enjoys roller skating, playing Frisbee, listening to disco, and taking walks around the city’s many lakes.