The Addict Upstairs

The Addict Upstairs

The Lisa Show

Body Inclusivity and Reality TV

Episode: Body Inclusivity and Reality TV

  • May 4, 2021 12:00 pm
  • 17:34 mins

Drug and alcohol addiction is rampant in the U.S., impacting more than 21 million Americans, yet only 10 percent of them receive treatment. That means nearly 19 million people are silently battling their addiction. One of those people could easily be someone you know and love, it could even be one of your own family members. So, how do you start helping an addict in your family? What if they don't want your help, what can you do? Family Addictions Expert, Kevin Petersen MA, LMFT, author of "Chronic Hope: Families and Addiction" and Founder of The Chronic Hope Institute, which specializes in helping families in crisis.