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

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
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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Close To Home: Personal Details and Insights From His Addiction and Recovery with Brenda’s Son, Enzo Narciso

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Close To Home: Personal Details and Insights From His Addiction and Recovery with Brenda’s Son, Enzo Narciso
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:For years, listeners of Hopestream have heard stories about my own family’s experiences with substance misuse and recovery. Today, after 184 episodes, I’m thrilled to finally introduce you to my son, Enzo.  I’m inspired by how he’s built a meaningful life free of substance misuse and for the time and energy he now

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Substance Misuse Makes Perfect Sense: Redefining Addiction and Recovery, with Adam Sud

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Substance Misuse Makes Perfect Sense: Redefining Addiction and Recovery, with Adam Sud
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When I heard today’s guest on another (seemingly unrelated) podcast, I immediately wanted to bring his wisdom and perspective to the listeners of Hopestream.  After years of stimulant and other substance abuse, Adam Sud tried to take his own life with an overdose – which thankfully failed. In the decade that followed that

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Creating Impact From Tragedy with MAPDA’s Janet Janes

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Creating Impact From Tragedy with MAPDA’s Janet Janes
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Mamas are so fierce. They are incredible protectors- and not just of their own children, but of the whole village. My guest today is Janet Janes, is a warrior mama and founder of MAPDA (Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse). She is bravely telling the story of the loss of her son to one

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

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

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
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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Owen Fielding of NET Recovery: The Drug-Free, Non-Traditional Treatment That Bypasses Withdrawal Torture and Restores Choice For Those Trapped In Addiction

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Owen Fielding of NET Recovery: The Drug-Free, Non-Traditional Treatment That Bypasses Withdrawal Torture and Restores Choice For Those Trapped In Addiction
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:For anyone trapped in the cycle of addiction – using substances, detoxing, trying to remain abstinent, then relapsing back to more use and more attempts at withdrawal, hearing there's a way to remove cravings without having to suffer the agony of withdrawal would almost be too good to be true. That's why Owen

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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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Watching From The Sidelines; A Sibling’s Vantage Point On His Brother’s Risky Lifestyle, Drug Use And Recovery, with Marco Narciso

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Watching From The Sidelines; A Sibling's Vantage Point On His Brother's Risky Lifestyle, Drug Use And Recovery, with Marco Narciso
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:The siblings. What's happening to our other kids when we have one struggling with lifestyle choices, substance use, or mental health issues? How are they being impacted? What do they know? What should they know, and when? It's a real struggle for parents to know, and that's probably why it's one of the

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