opioid

Gone in a Snap: Inside Snapchat’s Teen Opioid Crisis, with Paul Solotaroff

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Gone in a Snap: Inside Snapchat’s Teen Opioid Crisis, with Paul Solotaroff
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: Over 35 years of reporting on the terrible consequences of both drugs and the war on drugs, Pulitzer Prize finalist Paul Solotaroff developed deep contacts with DEA, Homeland Security, and other branches of law enforcement across the country.  Paul had already seen the deadly wave of fentanyl-spiked heroin in 2013-2014, so when […]

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Four Common Beliefs Parents Have About Fentanyl That Put Their Teens and Young Adults At Risk For Overdose

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Four Common Beliefs Parents Have About Fentanyl That Put Their Teens and Young Adults At Risk For Overdose
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you only listen to one podcast episode between now and 2022 make it this one. Parents are often in the dark about the very real, present, and lurking killer that's right in their kid's backpack or coat pocket. Pills labeled Oxy, Percocet, or Xanax, but which are illegal fentanyl, in doses high

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

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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

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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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The Xanax Episode: A Critical Conversation About the Dangers of Benzodiazepine Abuse and Addiction with Dr. Nzinga Harrison

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The Xanax Episode: A Critical Conversation About the Dangers of Benzodiazepine Abuse and Addiction with Dr. Nzinga Harrison
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Dr. Nzinga Harrison is back for another vitally important conversation, this time focusing on benzodiazepines and Xanax in particular. Parents who have a son or daughter who's experimenting with substances must listen to this eye-opening and informative episode where Dr. Harrison and I discuss all-things-benzo's. We cover so much territory in this discussion

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Gaslighting and How Your Child with Substance Use Disorder Can Make You Believe You’re Crazy with Brenda Zane

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Gaslighting and How Your Child with Substance Use Disorder Can Make You Believe You're Crazy with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:"It didn't happen that way""You're way too sensitive, get over it""You're confused, I didn't say that"and 10,000 other ways our teen and young adult kids twist and turn reality until we wonder if maybe we're the ones who need psychotherapy and treatment. It's called gaslighting and it's something you may be all too

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Hazeldon’s Dr. Joseph Lee; Overcoming Addiction in Young Adults With Humility, Empathy and Grace

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Hazeldon's Dr. Joseph Lee; Overcoming Addiction in Young Adults With Humility, Empathy and Grace
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Dr. Joseph Lee is the Medical Director for Hazelden Betty Ford’s Youth Continuum and, as I learned in this powerful, hopeful episode, one of the most genuine and caring people in the field of addiction recovery. Dr. Lee generously shared his thoughts and perspectives from his vast history and experience ranging from the

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Closing the Post-Treatment Gap: Showing Up for Teens When They Need it Most with Dave Herz and Willow Rubin

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Closing the Post-Treatment Gap: Showing Up for Teens When They Need it Most with Dave Herz and Willow Rubin
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Ask any parent what it’s like to know your teen or young-adult child is coming home from drug treatment and you’ll see a very frightened, confused, and anxious person. It’s a highly vulnerable time for the child and a hopeful, yet confusing and terrifying time for parents and caregivers. Wonder, co-founded by Dave

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Exploring Racial Disparities in Addiction Awareness, Education and Treatment with Brenda Zane

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Exploring Racial Disparities in Addiction Awareness, Education and Treatment with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:The world of addiction and treatment are not exempt from the racial disparities we're so painfully aware of at the moment (June, 2020). This episode takes a look at what's happening in Black communities in the U.S. relative to: addiction as a percentage of the population vs white and other races how the

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Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction: Author, A House on Stilts, Paula Becker

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Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction: Author, A House on Stilts, Paula Becker
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this emotional, eye-opening episode, author Paula Becker shares about the process of writing a memoir and book that is so intensely personal. A House on Stilts is her memoir depicting life with her son Hunter, who battled an addiction to opioids, and who ultimately lost his battle in a tragic, non-drug-related accident.

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