Monika’s son Johan begins to abuse in his early teens. He drops out of school and runs away from home. For the family, it is the start of a downward spiral.
– My parental responsibility is to protect my child. But no matter how hard I try, I can’t stop him from taking drugs, says Monika.
Codependency affects the whole family
Codependency is described as an adaptation, where a person changes their personality and behavior in the hope of being able to help the dependent.
– You put all your energy into your loved one who is addicted to a drug. You become stressed and depressed, says Fred Nyberg, professor emeritus in biological addiction research at Uppsala University.
At the same time as the parents go to constant meetings due to Johan’s addiction, little sister Emelie ends up in a conflict of interest. For her, the choice is between being loyal to her big brother – or to mom and dad.
– I knew some things without my parents knowing about it. I think I was trying to protect him in some weird way. It kept me in shame and guilt for many years, says Emelie.
“Drugs and original sin” è una serie di Emma Perhaps e EvaLisa Wallin che viene fatto in collaborazione con Studio del Terzo Orecchio. In three parts, we meet relatives who are drawn into their children’s crime and abuse.
Monika, Johan and Emelie are actually called something else.
Produttore: Frida Fernqvist
Produttori esecutivi: Anna Frei e Martin Jonson
Miscela finale: Anne Skoug Obel
Il programma è terminato nel 2023.
Fonte: NOTIZIE ISLANDA