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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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Golden Nuggets from 2021: The Best of The Episodes You Need To Hear if Your Child Struggles With Substance Use or Addiction

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Golden Nuggets from 2021: The Best of The Episodes You Need To Hear if Your Child Struggles With Substance Use or Addiction
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's a wrap! 2021 held so many amazing things, and frustrating things (aka COVID) so to send the year out with a bang, I gathered up some of the most downloaded episodes of Hopestream and have put together a compilation for you. These 10 episode snippets will give you a good foundation for

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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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How To Help Your Other Kids Deal With Their Sibling’s Drug or Alcohol Use, with Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. and Krissy Pozatek

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
How To Help Your Other Kids Deal With Their Sibling's Drug or Alcohol Use, with Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. and Krissy Pozatek
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:They’re the ones left in the dust and shadow of a child who’s misusing substances – the siblings. They witness the craziness and chaos, see the manipulation of their parents, they might get blackmailed or harassed – it’s scary and parents are often left wondering what this is doing to their other kids

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Adolescent Substance Use and Recovery In The LGBTQ+ Community with Beck Gee-Cohen

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Adolescent Substance Use and Recovery In The LGBTQ+ Community with Beck Gee-Cohen
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Parenting a teen or young adult through substance use or addiction is a massive challenge, but layering on the complexity of a child who is questioning their sexual identity or openly part of the LGBTQ+ community can make it even more difficult.  This episode is a must-listen for parents who are wondering how

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City Girl Gone Mom’s Danielle Schaffer On A Brother Stolen by Addiction and Thriving Despite Generational Trauma

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
City Girl Gone Mom's Danielle Schaffer On A Brother Stolen by Addiction and Thriving Despite Generational Trauma
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Danielle Schaffer is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to her business and her family, but not even this determined, dynamic Italian "momshell" who hails from New York City could save her baby brother from the grip of addiction. As founder of the insanely popular blog and Instagram account, City

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Can (and should) I Be Happy When My Child Is Battling Addiction with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Can (and should) I Be Happy When My Child Is Battling Addiction with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Having a child at-risk with emotional or substance use issues can consume every part of you. It’s a daily struggle that often robs parents of even the smallest joys in life. This episode is for you if you’re wondering if and how you can ever be happy – and is that even ok

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When Your Sibling Has Substance Use Issues; Finding Sanity And Practicing Self-Care, with Tina Jayes

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
When Your Sibling Has Substance Use Issues; Finding Sanity And Practicing Self-Care, with Tina Jayes
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: In this special episode, I talk with my dear college friend Tina Jayes about growing up as the sibling in a house where her brother was addicted to drugs and the dysfunction of that combined with an alcoholic mom and little supervision or money. She shares so much: the heartbreak of losing her

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