When we started this show, we wanted to share stories not only from people in recovery but also those who love them. Joy’s experience with addiction has followed her through her whole life. Her parents were both addicts, her cousin who adopted and raised her from ten years of age was an alcoholic. Her first husband was an alcoholic and so is her second husband. And she chose a career which would have her working to help people living with addiction see another way of life. On the podcast this week we talk to Joy about how her normal childhood, learning to balance recovery and relationships, and the chaotic dysfunction which substance abuse brings to a family.