Hooked: When You Love An Addict
January 29, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman
Today’s guests, Peggy and Lonnie Watson, courageously share their intimate story of addiction. Peggy Is the author of Hooked: When You Love an Addict. In 1994, she discovered her husband was an addict and began to look for books to help her through her tough time—but found none. So, she wrote her own book, using her experience to help the loved ones of addicts learn about and overcome the effects their loved one’s addiction can have on the family. The book follows her husband Lonnie as he drifts through the 90’s as a highly functioning addict. As the owner of a promotion company with dozens of clients, Lonnie was a stark contrast to the common stereotype of addicts living in poverty. However, his addiction was detrimental to all the wealth, success and family life he’d built. “Everything I’d found on addiction focused on helping the addict overcome the illness,” Peggy said. “But where was my help? Was there any advice for me? I felt like I was drowning.”
Dr. Carole's Couch
Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.
Dr. Carole Lieberman
Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.