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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Surviving stigma: an interview with a recovering addict

In this podcast, Diane Goslar, a recovering alcoholic, talks with brutal honesty about the stigma she faced among family, friends and work colleagues as she battled alcohol addiction.

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While describing the difficulties, she also provides advice which could help addicts, or people around them, to manage their way through a profoundly challenging period in their lives.

This podcast is the first in a series which will explore different aspects of managing addictions.

Diane Goslar and Peter Markham

Diane Goslar is interviewed by Peter Markham, the College’s Head of Digital Communications, about how she survived – and survives - the stigma associated with alcohol addiction.


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