I was browsing the All Treatment site, and ran across this excellent interview with Syd, a scientist and recovering codependent. It gives remarkable insight into what it’s like to grow up and live with active addiction in a family, and to how it can affect us emotionally, spiritually — even physically — without our picking up a drink or drug ourselves.
We interviewed Syd, who is on the path to his own recovery. Syd himself is not an alcoholic, but has had multiple people in his life struggle with alcoholism. He created a blog to express his struggle and path to serenity: http://fine-anon.blogspot.com/. In the interview below, he talks at length about dealing with loved ones who are alcoholics, how his life has been impacted by them and becoming a member of Al-Anon.