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The Ultimate Family Recovery Story

Doctor Al Mooney, a specialist in Addictive Medicine and his mother Dot Mooney. Doctor Mooney is the author of The Recovery Book, a guide to drug and alcohol recovery, and runs the Willingway Hospital, a drug and alcohol rehabiltation center in Statesboro Georgia. Doctor Mooney knows about addiction first hand. His late father, who was also a doctor, became addicted to drugs and alcohol -- and so did his mother. When the parents kicked their habits, they turned their house into a rehabilitation center for other addicts. Surrounded by recovering drug and alcohol, Mooney's three siblings also became addicts. Al Mooney was the only member of his family to maintain sobriety.


Other segments from the episode on December 21, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 21, 1992: Interview with Al Mooney and Dot Mooney; Interview with Gilbert Gottfried; Review of Michael Bedard's book "Emily" and the anthology "The Open Door."


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