Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Sisters and Addiction

On this week’s show Denise talks with Melanie Berliet, a young freelance journalist who has written for New York Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and other publications. Listen to her story and find out how loving an addict in her family has touched and shaped her life.

Melanie recently released a book called “Surviving in Spirit: A Memoir About Sisterhood and Addiction”. Her 30 year old sister died just 5 years ago from alcoholism. She has written articles about her experience loving an addict as well as other topics of interest related to drugs and addiction in our world today. Two articles especially of interest , “The War on Percocet” and “Pop-up Pill Pusher”, are written from a unique perspective. More of her resources and support can be found on her Twitter page.