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Watch Out For The Near Enemies of Love and Compassion, And A Tip To Thrive Through The Difficult Graduation Season, With Brenda Zane

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Watch Out For The Near Enemies of Love and Compassion, And A Tip To Thrive Through The Difficult Graduation Season, With Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:The concept of near enemies is helpful to understand when you’re working to parent from an intentional place and avoid unhealthy patterns with your son or daughter. In this episode, you’ll learn what a near enemy is and hear two common ones that show up when parenting a child with substance use issues. […]

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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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Preparing For And Enjoying Holidays and Special Occasions With Complex Family Situations, with Lisa Pepper-Satkin

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Preparing For And Enjoying Holidays and Special Occasions With Complex Family Situations, with Lisa Pepper-Satkin
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Holidays and special occasions can go from being magical, fun times with family to days we approach with apprehension and even dread when complicated family dynamics are at play. These feelings couldn't be more present than for parents who have kids struggling with substance use and addiction or who are currently away from

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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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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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A Ninja Parenting Tool For Dramatically More Calm And Productive Conversations With A Child Who’s Misusing Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
A Ninja Parenting Tool For Dramatically More Calm And Productive Conversations With A Child Who’s Misusing Drugs or Alcohol, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you’ve found yourself walking on eggshells because the conversations you need to have with your son or daughter usually end up in a defensive showdown or a series of negotiations and mind-tricks, this is your episode. We’ll cover a ninja-level parenting tool you can use to approach your son or daughter in

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Watching From The Sidelines; A Sibling’s Vantage Point On His Brother’s Risky Lifestyle, Drug Use And Recovery, with Marco Narciso

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Watching From The Sidelines; A Sibling's Vantage Point On His Brother's Risky Lifestyle, Drug Use And Recovery, with Marco Narciso
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:The siblings. What's happening to our other kids when we have one struggling with lifestyle choices, substance use, or mental health issues? How are they being impacted? What do they know? What should they know, and when? It's a real struggle for parents to know, and that's probably why it's one of the

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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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What Are CRAFT and Harm Reduction and Can They Work With Young People Who Are Misusing Drugs or Alcohol? with Dee-Dee Stout

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
What Are CRAFT and Harm Reduction and Can They Work With Young People Who Are Misusing Drugs or Alcohol? with Dee-Dee Stout
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Dee-Dee Stout is a force to be reckoned with in the world of substance use treatment and specifically in the area of harm reduction. She’s in long-term recovery herself and is an author, coach, speaker, and professor.  In this episode, Dee-Dee shares much knowledge and wisdom from her work with families and organizations

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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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