Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Family Dynamics: Our Addicted Siblings

This week the show interview will focus on relationships. Family dynamics are always interesting, but put an addict in the mix and things get really interesting. When your sibling or even numerous siblings are addicts how do we cope? How does this change our own lives? How do we, as siblings, react to each other? How does this effect our relationship with our parents? These are some of the questions discussed in this week’s interview with Pat Olsen, a journalist, author, writer, whose book “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister– And Not Lose Yourself” tackles this issue from the perspective of experience.

Pat Olsen has contributed articles to many magazines and newspapers including Forbes Life Executive Woman, Business Traveler, The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Family Circle, and MORE magazine. For many years she also wrote the executive column in On Wall Street Magazine. In addition, she currently blogs for two nationally known addiction treatment centers.