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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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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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Accepting the Invitation To Change: Two Parents Confront Fentanyl’s Hold On Their Daughter, with Eleanor & Dave

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Accepting the Invitation To Change: Two Parents Confront Fentanyl’s Hold On Their Daughter, with Eleanor & Dave
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Every once in a while, I have the opportunity to speak with parents whose experiences are a perfect case study of why Hopestream Community exists. This episode with Eleanor and Dave is one of those conversations – especially for those of you with kids who are young adults living outside the home. Eleanor

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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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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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Co-Author of Beyond Addiction Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., Breaks Down How Parents Can Help Their Kids Positively Change Their Relationship With Drugs and Alcohol

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Co-Author of Beyond Addiction Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., Breaks Down How Parents Can Help Their Kids Positively Change Their Relationship With Drugs and Alcohol
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Bribing. Shaming. Forcing. Manipulating. Yelling. These are just some of the approaches I tried while parenting my son who was struggling with a high-risk lifestyle and substance use. You likely have too. It took me a long time to accept that none of that was working.  But through the book Beyond Addiction, the

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