Sigrid Rausing explores the collateral damage from drug addiction in her new memoir, "Mayhem." Her brother and his wife met in rehab in their twenties and went on to have a life that appeared enviable: children, wealth, a large social circle and a close extended family.
So Rausing and the family were shocked when the couple, after being sober for many years, started using opiates again. Her sister-in-law, Eva, died from the habit.
Rausing sat down with MPR's Kerri Miller to discuss her experience.
Here are some excerpts from the conversation:
Sigrid Rausing says it is hard to accept -- to see -- that a family member has an addiction. pic.twitter.com/uw0AtKEp2n— On MPR News (@onmprnews) September 12, 2017
Why families with addicts don't talk about their own struggle: pic.twitter.com/SWcUJsoTwt— On MPR News (@onmprnews) September 12, 2017
Sigrid Rausing on the limits of what you can do to help an addicted family member: pic.twitter.com/qiaIoqz2Xm— On MPR News (@onmprnews) September 12, 2017
To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.