Healthy Options 11/6/19: Exploring Addiction as a Family, Community, and Societal Disorder

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

What does it mean to have an addiction?
How can we understand addiction as an illness?
What makes it so difficult for society to really understand that addiction is an illness and not a moral failing?
How can we learn to address addiction as a family, community, and societal disorder, instead of putting it all just on the individual?
What is codependency? How does codependency factor in when dealing with addiction?
What are boundaries? Why are boundaries so important when dealing with the issues of addiction?

Guest: Cheryl Jaques, a nontraditional counselor based in Minnesota, with decades of experience working with clients facing the challenges of addiction.

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