mental health

Parenting Through a Child’s Substance Use With Clarity, Compassion And Your Own Therapist, with Patrick Balsley

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Parenting Through a Child's Substance Use With Clarity, Compassion And Your Own Therapist, with Patrick Balsley
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Patrick Balsley's substance use began with alcohol in middle school and ended 11 years later with heroin- and cocaine-induced psychosis.  But instead of talking to Patrick about who he used to be, today I'm talking to him about the incredible things he's been doing with his life since then and what he's learned […]

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Debunking Myths and Connecting Dots Between Mental Health, Substance Use, and Gender Identity, with Jordan Held

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Debunking Myths and Connecting Dots Between Mental Health, Substance Use, and Gender Identity, with Jordan Held
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Years before his gender transition, Jordan Held still remembers the day he asked his employer if he could wear the same clothing as the male faculty. The reply: "We're not ready for that yet." Whether or not your young person is questioning their sexual identity, gender, pronouns or any other aspect of themselves,

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Revealing What Exactly Educational and Therapeutic Consultants Do (and don’t do), with Joanna Lilley

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Revealing What Exactly Educational and Therapeutic Consultants Do (and don’t do), with Joanna Lilley
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When my son began using drugs and alcohol, I did what a lot of parents do: I dove headfirst into a world I didn't know existed, trying to evaluate all the possible programs and places he might go to get help. But there's so much to learn about the treatment world, and the

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Trading Control & Punishment for Respect & Emotional Intelligence, with Ann Coleman

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Trading Control & Punishment for Respect & Emotional Intelligence, with Ann Coleman
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:After watching her brother's life cut short by substance use, Ann Coleman was intimately familiar with its dangers. So when her son – who already suffered from anxiety and depression – started using marijuana, hallucinogens and opiates, her trauma and instincts of fear and control kicked in hard. Looking back, Ann recognizes that

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Decoding Today’s Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Landscape, with Trish Ruggles

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Decoding Today’s Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Landscape, with Trish Ruggles
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:At some point along your child's road to recovery, you will almost certainly need to make some difficult decisions about treatment. If they’re an adolescent, this becomes an even more complicated decision. And while I do have some personal experience with treatment, it's been 9 years since my son went to a wilderness

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Filling the void: Six Emotional Nutrients Your Child (and you) Need, with Noel Koons

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Filling the void: Six Emotional Nutrients Your Child (and you) Need, with Noel Koons
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In the words of today's guest, Noel Koons, "We all dent our children."  Though it may seem like so many other families have everything perfectly together, Noel assures us that isn't true – and with more than 13 years of clinical mental health experience counseling families and individuals, he should know.   In

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An Unexpectedly Humorous Take on Substance Misuse, Borderline Personality, Trauma and Tragic Loss, with Jess Kupferman

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
An Unexpectedly Humorous Take on Substance Misuse, Borderline Personality, Trauma and Tragic Loss, with Jess Kupferman
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:On this episode of Hopestream, the show comes full circle to its roots. My guest, Jess Kupferman, is the CEO of She Podcasts, a membership-based group of all-women podcasters that played an important role in the creation of this show.  What I didn’t know when I launched the podcast was that Jess lost

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Eight Free And Impactful Ways of Being That Allow Your Child to Change Their Relationship With Drugs And Alcohol, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Eight Free And Impactful Ways of Being That Allow Your Child to Change Their Relationship With Drugs And Alcohol, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this episode, I share the reason behind my passion for helping parents navigate this stressful season of life and share eight important, free, and available ways of being that will help your child become more motivated to change their relationship with substances. I spend a lot of time talking with professional experts

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Happiness and Joy Are Not the Same (and Why It Matters For Parents), with Alex Stavros, CEO of Embark Behavioral Health

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Happiness and Joy Are Not the Same (and Why It Matters For Parents), with Alex Stavros, CEO of Embark Behavioral Health
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Sometimes, parents seeking guidance and comfort during difficult times are told to “choose happiness”.  My guest today believes instead, we should be choosing joy. Alex Stavros is the CEO of Embark Behavioral Health, a leading network of premiere youth outpatient centers and residential programs.  Their “big hairy audacious goal” is driving down youth

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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

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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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