Lynn Hankes, M.D., FASAM


Doctor Lynn Hankes is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Over 30 years ago, he was among the 100 pioneer physicians in the entire country who passed the first certification exam in Addiction Medicine, and he is also an honored Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Hankes is a Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He served 13 years as the Director of the Washington Physicians Health Program and he is also a Past President of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs. Dr. Hankes is on the Advisory Boards of the Air Line Pilots Association and the Jupiter, Florida Medical Center Detox Unit. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Professionals Resource Network, a program that facilitates the rehabilitation of health professionals with substance use and mental disorders.

Dr. Hankes gave the first-ever Osher LLI lecture on Addiction as part of the Health and Wellness Series last Spring, and in the Fall, followed up with a 4-week Addiction course where he discussed the disease concept, its impact on the family, treatment, and Alcoholics Anonymous.


Dr. Hankes will provide a comprehensive overview of addiction. He will review the underlying science of chemical dependency, describe how addiction impacts the family, explain how an intervention is done, discuss what treatment is all about, and, lastly,expound on the 12-step programs.
Four Lectures
  1. Addiction - What is it: Moral depravity? Insufficient willpower? Willful misconduct? A true disease?
  2. What's a Family to Do? - How can the family help? Is co-dependency real? What constitutes enabling? Does intervention work?
  3. Treatment - What does the process involve? How do you distinguish a quality rehab program from a mediocre one? Is treatment effective?
  4. Alcoholics Anonymous - What it is. What it isn’t. Does it work? And is it necessary?

Course # F4M5 — First 4 Weeks
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Mondays, October 16, 23, 30; November 6 2017
Time:2:30 - 4 PM
Fee:$40 / member; $60 / non-member

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