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Clinging To Hope: An Epic Saga Of Addiction, Medical Innovation, Loss, Recovery, Hope and Unconditional Love

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Clinging To Hope: An Epic Saga Of Addiction, Medical Innovation, Loss, Recovery, Hope and Unconditional Love
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Sometimes, there's a story so unbelievable it's hard to know where to start when telling it. This is one of those. My guests are mother (Pattie Vargas) and daughter (Rebekah Mutch), and they trusted me with sharing their family's journey to hell plus the miraculous twist that no one saw coming. Intertwined with […]

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Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you use words like, "chaotic, busy, stressed out, or anxious" to describe yourself or your life, this is your episode. And for anyone with a child or someone you love who's struggling with substance use, this chaos is real and damaging to our bodies and minds. Lane Kennedy is known as a

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The Final Fix: An Unflinching Documentary Investigating a Radical, 49-Year Old Technology That Could Change Everything We Know About Addiction, Treatment and Recovery

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Final Fix: An Unflinching Documentary Investigating a Radical, 49-Year Old Technology That Could Change Everything We Know About Addiction, Treatment and Recovery
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Of all the alternative therapies currently used for treating addiction, N.E.T. (neuro-electric therapy) makes the boldest claims. Without any use of medication, it promises to bring its patients off their drugs of addiction in 5-7 days, with little or no withdrawal symptoms and no future cravings. Could that possibly be true? And if

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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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Hope for Weary Parents; From Living In A Park To Helping Re-Build Lives with Mark Pepper, LMHC

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hope for Weary Parents; From Living In A Park To Helping Re-Build Lives with Mark Pepper, LMHC
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:I had the immense honor of speaking with Mark Pepper, a beautiful human who has lived the nightmare of long-term addiction and now enjoys a healthy, happy,  substance-free life. Not only does Mark lead an incredible, full life, but he also helps others re-build theirs as they recover from substance use and addiction.

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Rethinking Drinking When Our Kids Struggle With Substances; Why and How You Might Consider a Change, with Casey Davidson

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Rethinking Drinking When Our Kids Struggle With Substances; Why and How You Might Consider a Change, with Casey Davidson
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:This episode explores the sometimes uncomfortable topic of parents' drinking when they have a son or daughter struggling with substances, and provides non-judgmental information and ideas on how to make a change if you decide it's something you want to try. After exploring this topic personally during COVID, I decided to cut alcohol

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Shattering The Youth Treatment Mold And Getting Real About Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health, with Wes Robins & Zac Sweat of Eternal Strength

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Shattering The Youth Treatment Mold And Getting Real About Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health, with Wes Robins & Zac Sweat of Eternal Strength
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Wes Robins and Zac Sweat are insanely passionate about helping young people heal and have opened a therapeutic youth center outside of Atlanta, GA to do just that. Eternal Strength Therapeutic Youth Center is an outpatient program – without a program – where each client is met with a tailor-made set of activities,

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The 5 Stages of Why and How Your Child Decides to Change and What To Do at Each Stage, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The 5 Stages of Why and How Your Child Decides to Change and What To Do at Each Stage, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you watch your child do harmful things and they don’t see them as a problem, they waffle with ambivalence about what they’re doing, start and stop behaviors over and over and also struggle with relapse, this is your episode. The Stages of Change model is one that’s well known and used in

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Dear Friends and Family, This Is What I Need You To Know; A Shareable Episode To Open Conversations with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Dear Friends and Family, This Is What I Need You To Know; A Shareable Episode To Open Conversations with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It can be really hard to tell friends, family members, and co-workers about your situation if you have a child who's misusing substances – first, you're too exhausted to talk about it, also, they probably won't really understand the nuances and depth of the confusion, fear, and helplessness you feel. Knowing this is

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Everything You Need to Know About Medications Like Suboxone, Vivitrol and Methadone for Treating Opioid Addiction, With Lauren Hoffman, Ph.D.

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Everything You Need to Know About Medications Like Suboxone, Vivitrol and Methadone for Treating Opioid Addiction, With Lauren Hoffman, Ph.D.
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Who's confused about using medication to treat opioid addiction? If your hand is in the air this is your episode! I was fortunate enough to speak with Dr. Lauren Hoffman who works with Recovery Research Institute, a leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, dedicated to

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