Billionaire Sigrid Rausing talks Addiction and Codependent Roles
One of Britain’s richest women, Sigrid Rausing, recently opened up in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs about her brother’s long struggle with addiction and how her own codependency played a role in shaping their relationship and lives. Sigrid and her brother Hans Rausing are grandchildren of Tetra Pak founder Ruben Rausing, and heirs to the family’s fortune. In the interview, Sigrid disclosed her despair that an unlimited budget and the best addiction treatment available was not enough to help her brother get and stay sober. Even the world’s leading addiction experts specialising in treating wealthy families could not prevent the tragic trajectory of Hans’ addiction.How codependency and addiction rattled the lives of Sigrid and Hans Rausing, siblings in one of Britain’s richest families.