PBS NewsHour

The shame of addiction turned my life into a lie

Clip: 10/06/2017 | 3m 1s

Keeping up appearances as a family hid the denial and shame Anita Devlin felt as her son struggled with an addiction to opioid painkillers. But when she finally shared their experience, it opened the door to healing and recovery. Devlin shares her humble opinion about banishing judgment and reaching out to others.

Aired: 10/06/17

Rating: NR

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