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Turning Obstacles and Suffering into Successful Recovery, with Patrick Babcock

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Turning Obstacles and Suffering into Successful Recovery, with Patrick Babcock
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:After 14 treatment centers, 10 jails in six different states, and solitary confinement at Rikers Island prison, Patrick Babcock is lucky to be alive.   His parents were barely adults themselves when he was born, dealing with their own alcoholism, physical abuse, and abandonment issues. Patrick’s own substance use began early, sneaking his […]

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Raising the Bottom: The Unlikely Story of a Grade-School Alcoholic Turned Recovery Crusader

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Raising the Bottom: The Unlikely Story of a Grade-School Alcoholic Turned Recovery Crusader
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: Roy Duprez began drinking whatever alcohol he could get his hands on at the incredibly young age of 7.  He managed to stay sober for two of his high school years, but then returned to using alcohol and drugs for 12 years more years. Roy sees lots of young men with trauma-related

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Pivot Points – Recovery Is For Those Who Do It, with Matt Nannis

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Pivot Points - Recovery Is For Those Who Do It, with Matt Nannis
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When young people in recovery return to use, we often hear phrases like “failure to launch,” “regression,” or the suggestion that “recovery is only for those who want it.” Today’s guest, Matt Nannis, says it’s time to abandon these concepts altogether. Matt’s journey from his own addiction to being the founder of the

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Learn From My Mistakes If Your Child Is Struggling With Substance Use, with Julie Merberg

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Learn From My Mistakes If Your Child Is Struggling With Substance Use, with Julie Merberg
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When Julie Merberg returned home from a work trip to find a scale and a pile of baggies on the table, she knew her son's involvement with substances was getting out of control. In the early days of the Hopestream Community, not many people showed up to the group calls I offered to

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Filling The Sober, Fun And Social Gap In Early Recovery, with Eve Goldberg

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Filling The Sober, Fun And Social Gap In Early Recovery, with Eve Goldberg
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:The time period of recovery between a treatment program and responsible, independent living is an incredibly tricky one to navigate. My guest today says this is especially true in New York City, where marijuana smoke drifts down streets lined with thousands of alluring bars. After her son’s overdose death in 2014, Eve Goldberg

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Ten Recovery Eye-Openers For Parenting a Child Through Substance Misuse or Addiction, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Ten Recovery Eye-Openers For Parenting a Child Through Substance Misuse or Addiction, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:For parents who are on a roller coaster ride with their kids who misuse drugs and alcohol and struggle with mental health, recovery can sometimes feel like an elusive dream. ⁠So, after 187 episodes where I’ve talked with experts, people in recovery, parents, siblings, and my son who’s in recovery, I wanted to distill

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The Other Side of Addiction: A Compilation of Guests Who Made it Out

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Other Side of Addiction: A Compilation of Guests Who Made it Out
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Recovery Golden Nuggets episode.I’m sharing a curated collection of some of my favorite interview clips with people in recovery to celebrate National Recovery Month.  All of these guests have been to the darkest places –  jail, suicide attempts, overdoses. And yet, all have completely changed their lives, with several now working to help

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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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The Pivotal Role of Identity and Self-Worth in Addiction & Recovery, with Matt Elliott

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Pivotal Role of Identity and Self-Worth in Addiction & Recovery, with Matt Elliott
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:I’ve been reminded of something over the past few months: Stories of hope are all around us, even if we don’t hear them. Just last week, I got to speak to my coworker from a former life, Steve Andrews, whose son had a frightening brush with death during the throes of his substance

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Fathering With Accountability and Grace When Your Teen Struggles with Addiction, with Steve Andrews

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Fathering With Accountability and Grace When Your Teen Struggles with Addiction, with Steve Andrews
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Today, I have the privilege of introducing the new host of The Woods, our community specifically for dads, stepdads, and male co-parents. After Steve Andrews and his wife got sober through Alcoholics Anonymous as a young couple, their sons never saw them drink or use substances. They warned their kids of the alcoholism

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