adolescent

Of Course Your Kid Doesn’t Want To Go To Treatment; Meeting Treatment-Resistant Youth With The CRAFT Approach, with Lara Okoloko

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Of Course Your Kid Doesn’t Want To Go To Treatment; Meeting Treatment-Resistant Youth With The CRAFT Approach, with Lara Okoloko
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: Lara Okoloko wants parents to understand something important: The majority of treatment options were designed for older adults with severe substance use disorders. She says we shouldn’t be surprised that young people with mild to moderate disorders are not interested in identifying with a permanent label of “addict” or “alcoholic” and swearing […]

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Revealing What Exactly Educational and Therapeutic Consultants Do (and don’t do), with Joanna Lilley

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Revealing What Exactly Educational and Therapeutic Consultants Do (and don’t do), with Joanna Lilley
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When my son began using drugs and alcohol, I did what a lot of parents do: I dove headfirst into a world I didn't know existed, trying to evaluate all the possible programs and places he might go to get help. But there's so much to learn about the treatment world, and the

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Trading Control & Punishment for Respect & Emotional Intelligence, with Ann Coleman

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Trading Control & Punishment for Respect & Emotional Intelligence, with Ann Coleman
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:After watching her brother's life cut short by substance use, Ann Coleman was intimately familiar with its dangers. So when her son – who already suffered from anxiety and depression – started using marijuana, hallucinogens and opiates, her trauma and instincts of fear and control kicked in hard. Looking back, Ann recognizes that

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Decoding Today’s Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Landscape, with Trish Ruggles

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Decoding Today’s Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Landscape, with Trish Ruggles
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:At some point along your child's road to recovery, you will almost certainly need to make some difficult decisions about treatment. If they’re an adolescent, this becomes an even more complicated decision. And while I do have some personal experience with treatment, it's been 9 years since my son went to a wilderness

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What Does It Mean To Be In Recovery? Why It’s Confusing For Parents and What We Should Focus On To Help Our Kids Make Positive Change

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
What Does It Mean To Be In Recovery? Why It's Confusing For Parents and What We Should Focus On To Help Our Kids Make Positive Change
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In honor of September being National Recovery Month, I'm sharing an episode all about the confusing topic of "recovery." For parents in particular this can be a difficult concept if our kids have a different idea than us of what recovery means. We'll look at the Recovery Research Institute's definition of the term,

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