National Advisory Council

Kristina Wandzilak


Kristina Wandzilak, CAS, CIP, founder and president of Full Circle Intervention and Full Circle sober living communities, has been a leader in the addictions industry since 1995. Kristina is highly respected and renowned for her compassionate and effective intervention and treatment work. She is credited with helping thousands of addicts and their families through her work as an international interventionist, author and television expert. In recovery herself since 1993, Kristina brings a very personal understanding of addiction to her profession. Kristina is featured on the ground-breaking series Codependent on LMN following her intervention work with addicted couples. She is also the expert documentary reality show, Addicted, which premiered on TLC. Addicted went on to win the prestigious Prism award for the most accurate depiction of substance dependence.

Kristina can often be seen on Good Morning America, as their regular addiction specialist, commenting on addiction issues for the national media.

In hopes of reducing the shame and stigma of addiction Kristina coauthored with her mother, a critically acclaimed addiction memoir The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s worst Nightmare. The Lost Years is a brutally honest and gritty story of Kristina’s dramatic decent into addiction and her mother’s desperate attempt to save her. Told from the parallel perspectives of mother and daughter, it is a moving account of one families journey into addiction and their triumphant recovery. She and her mother Constance Curry travel nationally for speaking events in hopes to shed light on the disease of addiction and the offer hope for family recovery.