WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Substance abuse is a disease many people battle everyday.It's also a topic that's hard for some to discuss.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, a member of the Kennedy family, wrote the book "Recover to Live: Conversations with 100 of the World's Top Treatment Experts."Christopher Lawford and his cousin former Congressman Patrick Kennedy talked to us about the battle with substance abuse and the recovery process on Friday morning.

Watch their full interview above.

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