28 Aug 2016

An addict in the family

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 28 August 2016

We know help is available for alcoholics and addicts - but what about their nearest and dearest?

A teenager drinking beer.

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Peter Adams is a psychologist who specialises in addiction and the damage it causes families and Richie Hardcore has first-hand experience of being the child of an alcoholic.

They talk with Wallace Chapman about the realities of living with an addict and what help is available.