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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.

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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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