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Clinging To Hope: An Epic Saga Of Addiction, Medical Innovation, Loss, Recovery, Hope and Unconditional Love

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
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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Answers To Common CRAFT Questions Parents Have When Their Child Is Struggling With Addiction or Experimenting With Drugs, With Erica Lubetkin, LMHC

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Answers To Common CRAFT Questions Parents Have When Their Child Is Struggling With Addiction or Experimenting With Drugs, With Erica Lubetkin, LMHC
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is an evidence-based approach to motivating and inviting someone to make changes in their behavior. It's proven to be an effective way for parents to help their kids who are misusing drugs or alcohol, and is easily accessible to learn and put into practice. In this episode,

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What Parents Need to Know About Trauma Informed and Responsive Transport and Interventions, with Heather Hayes

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
What Parents Need to Know About Trauma Informed and Responsive Transport and Interventions, with Heather Hayes
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:You've likely seen the A&E show "Intervention" where families work with a professional team to encourage a loved one to go to drug or alcohol treatment, and wondered how much of that is reality vs. Hollywood show. In this episode, you'll hear from someone who's been an interventionist on the show, is a

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Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you use words like, "chaotic, busy, stressed out, or anxious" to describe yourself or your life, this is your episode. And for anyone with a child or someone you love who's struggling with substance use, this chaos is real and damaging to our bodies and minds. Lane Kennedy is known as a

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Recovering From COVID, Podcast Changes, Healing Power of Community, Documentaries and Books; The Casserole Episode

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Recovering From COVID, Podcast Changes, Healing Power of Community, Documentaries and Books; The Casserole Episode
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:What to call an episode that covers lots of ground and has a variety of things included? The casserole episode! This short, solo episode will give you some personal updates, exciting changes coming for Hopestream, a bit about the healing power of community, book and documentary info, and more – basically a podcast

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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

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
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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Things to Do While Your Child Is In Treatment, For The First or 20th Time, With Brenda Zane

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Things to Do While Your Child Is In Treatment, For The First or 20th Time, With Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's a really common question parents have, "my son/daughter just went to treatment…now what?" If this is a place you find yourself, this episode will give you some assurance, guidance and thoughts about what to do during this time of change. There can be so many mixed emotions from relief to sadness and

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What Does It Mean To Be In Recovery? Why It’s Confusing For Parents and What We Should Focus On To Help Our Kids Make Positive Change

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
What Does It Mean To Be In Recovery? Why It's Confusing For Parents and What We Should Focus On To Help Our Kids Make Positive Change
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In honor of September being National Recovery Month, I'm sharing an episode all about the confusing topic of "recovery." For parents in particular this can be a difficult concept if our kids have a different idea than us of what recovery means. We'll look at the Recovery Research Institute's definition of the term,

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Insurance Coverage for Substance Use, Addiction and Mental Health; Parity, Denials And Tips For Getting Treatment Covered, With Virginia Holleman

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Insurance Coverage for Substance Use, Addiction and Mental Health; Parity, Denials And Tips For Getting Treatment Covered, With Virginia Holleman
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When Virginia Holleman’s son finally entered in-patient treatment for his substance use, she thought things would get easier, especially since her company-sponsored insurance covered his treatment. Or so she thought. The nightmare Virginia went through with her insurance company and their denial of her son’s treatment isn’t unique, but what is unique is

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The Importance of Grief and Grieving, And Why We Get It Wrong Most Of The Time, with Leslie Barber

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Importance of Grief and Grieving, And Why We Get It Wrong Most Of The Time, with Leslie Barber
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Grief is right up there with politics, sex & religion as "things not to talk about" for a lot of people. And grief doesn't only apply to the impact of someone dying, it's much broader and impacts every single one of us…so why is it so taboo in our culture? Leslie Barber knows

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