On today’s episode, we have Josie Teresi back on the show, and she talks about her son’s addiction. When a family member becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, not only do they face significant challenges, but it also impacts the rest of the family. It affects not only the individual with the “problem,” but also causes sickness within the entire family unit. The effects hardly go unnoticed: they can include broken trust, communication issues, financial problems, childhood trauma, PTSD, fear and anxiety, shame and guilt, lost relationships, and estrangement. Drug addiction causes the entire family unit to adapt to the chaos of addiction, negating their own health and well-being, creating new negative patterns to deal with loving someone suffering from the disease of addiction. All lives become interrupted and rattled. There is no doubt that addiction is a family disease. You can find Josie at josieteresi.com.
October 7, 2021
Episode 42: Addiction is a Family Disease with Josie Teresi