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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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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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The Complex Relationship Between Substance Use and Eating Disorders, with Alice Baker

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Complex Relationship Between Substance Use and Eating Disorders, with Alice Baker
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this episode, we delve into the complex relationship between eating disorders and substance use, and how the principles of CRAFT and The Invitation to Change can apply to both.  Alice Baker, a Stream community parent who is also a licensed professional counselor and certified eating disorder specialist, is guiding us through these

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Demystifying Men’s Apprehension Towards CRAFT and Therapeutic Support, with Steve Andrews

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Demystifying Men's Apprehension Towards CRAFT and Therapeutic Support, with Steve Andrews
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: It probably doesn’t surprise you that the majority of Hopestream Community members are moms. About 70% of therapists are women, as well, and women are significantly more likely than men to seek out their services. Last year, we launched The Woods, our private community for dads, stepdads, and male co-parents. And as

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A Powerful Combo of Proven Tools for Families When Your Child Misuses Drugs and Alcohol, with Dr. Jennifer Fernandez

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
A Powerful Combo of Proven Tools for Families When Your Child Misuses Drugs and Alcohol, with Dr. Jennifer Fernandez
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: The behavioral symptoms of young people caught up in substance misuse can be disheartening: open hostility, lying, cheating, stealing from family, and others. These symptoms can be hard to view as a result of the substances, and parents may instead blame their child for being “bad.”  My guest today, Dr. Jennifer Fernandez,

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The Difficult Realities of Using The Invitation To Change With A Child Struggling With Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Difficult Realities of Using The Invitation To Change With A Child Struggling With Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Because I sit at a vantage point of seeing many parents working to understand and implement the Invitation To Change Approach (ITC) with their child who struggles with substance misuse, I see things others don’t. I hear the frustrations and the celebrations, and I know that while an approach like the ITC is

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Learn From My Mistakes If Your Child Is Struggling With Substance Use, with Julie Merberg

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Learn From My Mistakes If Your Child Is Struggling With Substance Use, with Julie Merberg
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When Julie Merberg returned home from a work trip to find a scale and a pile of baggies on the table, she knew her son's involvement with substances was getting out of control. In the early days of the Hopestream Community, not many people showed up to the group calls I offered to

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Ten Simple and Effective Phrases That Help Diffuse Difficult Conversations, With Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Ten Simple and Effective Phrases That Help Diffuse Difficult Conversations, With Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When you have a complex child, all your conversations and relationships might feel more strained. If you’re like me, you sometimes find yourself at a complete loss for words and struggle with how to diffuse or launch your communication in a helpful and productive way. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck

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What the Chinese Farmer Teaches Us About Parenting Kids Using Substances, with Dina Cannizzaro

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
What the Chinese Farmer Teaches Us About Parenting Kids Using Substances, with Dina Cannizzaro
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this episode, Stream advisor Dina Cannizzaro is back with me to discuss the profound lessons in the story of the Chinese farmer.  The parable applies to everyone’s lives, but it is especially relevant for those going through difficult times, as many parents in the Hopestream Community are.  Take it from two moms

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A Tribute To Bill Guy, A Role Model For Parents Who Love A Child Struggling With Drugs and Alcohol

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
A Tribute To Bill Guy, A Role Model For Parents Who Love A Child Struggling With Drugs and Alcohol
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's a very special Hopestream episode today in memory of a dear friend and host of The Woods Community, Bill Guy. Bill passed away June 2nd and he leaves a big gap in the world – we were fortunate to have had him as a generous and brave leader for our community in

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Is It Ok To Use A CALM Approach With A Child Who Misuses Drugs and Alcohol? With Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Is It Ok To Use A CALM Approach With A Child Who Misuses Drugs and Alcohol? With Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's a shorty episode today, tackling the question of whether a calm approach can work when you have a child misusing substances. I share my perspective on why I believe parents often think they need to use aggressive, confrontational tactics to get their children to change and invite you into an experiment to

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