Educational speaker and author who increased awareness on several significant topics including addiction, recovery, coedependency, and spirituality in several PBS televised specials.
He intended to join the priesthood but a fight with alcohol abuse and other issues led him down a different path.
Terms such as wounded inner child and dysfunctional family are credited to his work.
He followed in his father's footsteps when it came to fighting alcohol abuse. He married an artist named Karen, his second wife.
He appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show Oprah.