teens

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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Happiness and Joy Are Not the Same (and Why It Matters For Parents), with Alex Stavros, CEO of Embark Behavioral Health

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Happiness and Joy Are Not the Same (and Why It Matters For Parents), with Alex Stavros, CEO of Embark Behavioral Health
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Sometimes, parents seeking guidance and comfort during difficult times are told to “choose happiness”.  My guest today believes instead, we should be choosing joy. Alex Stavros is the CEO of Embark Behavioral Health, a leading network of premiere youth outpatient centers and residential programs.  Their “big hairy audacious goal” is driving down youth

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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

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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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Dr. Anna Lembke, Author Of Dopamine Nation On Addiction, The Pain/Pleasure Balance And A Counterintuitive, Drug-Free Way To Find Homeostasis

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Dr. Anna Lembke, Author Of Dopamine Nation On Addiction, The Pain/Pleasure Balance And A Counterintuitive, Drug-Free Way To Find Homeostasis
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you've ever wondered what dopamine has to do with the way we interact with decision making, pain-relief,  pleasure-seeking, addiction and basic human functioning, you're going to want to tune into this episode. I got to sit down with Dr. Anna Lembke, author of Dopamine Nation; Finding Balance In The Age of Indulgence,

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Coaching Episode #1: Navigating The Transition To Home Life After Treatment

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode #1: Navigating The Transition To Home Life After Treatment
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Welcome to the first coaching episode, these are meant to be another tool in your toolbox as you hear how other families are navigating life, straight from their homes. Today I have the honor of coaching Casie around the various challenges she and her husband face now that their 19-year-old son is home

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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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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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Things to Do While Your Child Is In Treatment, For The First or 20th Time, With Brenda Zane

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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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Human Flourishing & Unconventional Recovery; Finding Personal Fulfillment & Challenging the Status Quo in Addiction Treatment, with Tripp Johnson

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Human Flourishing & Unconventional Recovery; Finding Personal Fulfillment & Challenging the Status Quo in Addiction Treatment, with Tripp Johnson
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If your son graduated from high school, was a nationally ranked tennis player, went to West Point, became an Army Ranger, served in Afghanistan, and went to law school, you might think all was good. But for Tripp Johnson, who achieved all of these markers of external success, life wasn’t all good.  Tripp’s

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