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Johnny’s Ambassadors: How One Mother’s Loss Started a Youth Marijuana Awareness Movement, With Laura Stack

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Johnny’s Ambassadors: How One Mother’s Loss Started a Youth Marijuana Awareness Movement, With Laura Stack
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you currently have a teen or young adult, you likely grew up in an era of marijuana liberalization and legalization. At that time, many of us learned that marijuana was not nearly as dangerous as we were led to believe by films like Reefer Madness and claims that showed our "brain on […]

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The High Cost of High-Potency Marijuana For Adolescents, with Dr. Libby Stuyt

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The High Cost of High-Potency Marijuana For Adolescents, with Dr. Libby Stuyt
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When voters in Colorado legalized marijuana in the year 2000, they did so with good intentions: as compassionate health care for people with serious conditions.  After all, the FDA was approving THC-based medicines like marinol at doses of 20mg.   Then concentrates hit the market. In Colorado today, an 18-year-old with a medical

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Parenting in the Real World: 5 Moms Share The Key Lessons Learned From Parenting Kids Who Are Misusing Drugs & Alcohol

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Parenting in the Real World: 5 Moms Share The Key Lessons Learned From Parenting Kids Who Are Misusing Drugs & Alcohol
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:No matter where you are on the journey with a child misusing substances, chances are you've faced two very dangerous lies:  1. that you've failed as a parent, and/or2. that you're alone in the fight for your child In this week's Hopestream episode, I have the honor of introducing you to five incredible

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Coaching Episode: How To Cope And Find Contentment With A Son Home From Treatment, Unmotivated, Anti-Everything, And Disconnected From The Family

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: How To Cope And Find Contentment With A Son Home From Treatment, Unmotivated, Anti-Everything, And Disconnected From The Family
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this coaching episode, you'll hear the frustration, confusion and sadness a mom experiences when her 16-year-old son returns from wilderness and residential treatment only to hate where he lives, return to smoking pot, barely makes an effort at school, and doesn't want to be part of the family. On the other hand,

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Reframing the ADHD Diagnosis and Understanding Why People Self-Medicate with Marijuana, with Dr. Ned Hallowell

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Reframing the ADHD Diagnosis and Understanding Why People Self-Medicate with Marijuana, with Dr. Ned Hallowell
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you have a son or daughter with ADD or ADHD you already know the struggle…especially if it's not officially diagnosed and you're floundering with the very real symptoms. You probably also know about self-medicating with marijuana and the slippery slope that follows. Dr. Ned Hallowell, prolific author (most recently ADHD 2.0) and

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Coaching Episode #3: Finding Points of Control When Life Feels Chaotic; Post-Residential Struggle, Marijuana Use, Mental Health Concerns And A Very Tired Mom

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode #3: Finding Points of Control When Life Feels Chaotic; Post-Residential Struggle, Marijuana Use, Mental Health Concerns And A Very Tired Mom
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Our coaching episodes are always hugely popular and today you'll get to hear how Mandy is dealing with a high-risk teenager who's been to residential treatment and is now home, returning to old habits (marijuana) and friends, and is newly on probation…⁠⁠Plus she works for the city she lives in, so from the

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Golden Nuggets from 2021: The Best of The Episodes You Need To Hear if Your Child Struggles With Substance Use or Addiction

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Golden Nuggets from 2021: The Best of The Episodes You Need To Hear if Your Child Struggles With Substance Use or Addiction
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's a wrap! 2021 held so many amazing things, and frustrating things (aka COVID) so to send the year out with a bang, I gathered up some of the most downloaded episodes of Hopestream and have put together a compilation for you. These 10 episode snippets will give you a good foundation for

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The Marijuana Episode: The Real Deal About Teens, Weed and Addiction with Dr. Nzinga Harrison

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Marijuana Episode: The Real Deal About Teens, Weed and Addiction with Dr. Nzinga Harrison
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If there's one topic that worries and frustrates parents everywhere, it's marijuana. Cannabis, weed, MJ, whatever you want to call it, when your teen or young adult child is using it, or using it too much, it's hard to know what to do. This episode is a MUST-LISTEN for parents who are concerned

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Common Addiction-Related Personality Traits & Disorders to Keep An Eye On with Brenda Zane

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Common Addiction-Related Personality Traits & Disorders to Keep An Eye On with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this solo episode, I share common traits and disorders that I consistently hear about from parents who have kids with substance use disorder. Sometimes after describing my son and some of our challenges a mom or dad will look incredulous and say, "You just described my kid – to a T!" While

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