"Thanks so much for the spectacular presentation at the Philadelphia fundraising event. Your message was terrific. As I mentioned, I have heard hundreds of these during the past 28 years, and yours was amongst the very best! Your message about stigma, 'putting a face on recovery,' the positive impact on society with recovery, and the plug for Breakthrough were all done with a great deal of grace and class. I am so delighted that you have joined the New York Advisory Board. You have so much to offer, as we continue to further the mission of helping individuals and families impacted by the deadly disease of addiction." - Douglas Tieman, President/CEO, Caron Foundation
You Have to Surrender to Win: Climbing Your Way Out of Rock Bottom
From the heights of TV news stardom to the depths of despair in her darkest periods of alcoholism, Laurie Dhue shares her courageous story of getting--and staying—clean and sober. In this inspirational speech, Dhue offers insight into her battle with a nearly 20-year addiction and how she finally surrendered to the process of recovery from a disease that would have eventually killed her. Through her brave and passionate story, Laurie shows audiences that through failure and fear comes humility—and eventually triumph. Watch a clip from this powerful presentation...
Addiction as a Modern Health Crisis
Every 14 seconds, someone dies from one of the biggest healthcare issues in this country: addiction. This disease costs America half a trillion dollars a year in lost wages, lost productivity, hospitalization, institutionalization and incarceration, not to mention liver failure, heart disease and cancer. Addiction doesn't discriminate: it touches every American family in one way or another. In this speech, veteran broadcast journalist and recovering alcoholic Laurie Dhue reveals how drug and alcohol abuse is ravaging this country, and provides insight into what can, and should be done to battle this epidemic.
Laurie Dhue is a New York City-based TV broadcaster and media strategist. She is the lead news anchor at TheBlaze TV and Founder and President of her own consultancy, Laurie Dhue Media.
Dhue is the only anchor to have hosted shows on the three primary cable news networks: CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. Dhue spent nearly eight years at Fox News, where she hosted the highly-rated Fox Report weekend edition and appeared weekly on The O'Reilly Factor and Geraldo at Large. During her tenure at Fox News, Dhue reported extensively from the Middle East.
Before joining Fox News Channel, Dhue hosted several shows on MSNBC and served as substitute news anchor on NBC's Weekend Today Show. Dhue began her broadcasting career at CNN, where she became one of the youngest full-time anchors in the network's history.
In her 24-year career, Dhue has interviewed countless international leaders as well as politicians, celebrities and newsmakers. She has covered every major news event since the early 1990s as a writer, producer, reporter and anchor.
A person in long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, Dhue has worked with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). She is also a member of the Caron Foundation’s New York Advisory Board and the board of the National Youth Recovery Foundation. Dhue travels from coast-to-coast as a recovery advocate, giving speeches, moderating discussions and hosting events on behalf of organizations such as Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR), Caron, Hazelden and The Betty Ford Center to name but a few.
Dhue hails from Atlanta. She received her BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was an Academic All-American Varsity Swimmer.