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

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
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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The High Cost of High-Potency Marijuana For Adolescents, with Dr. Libby Stuyt

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The High Cost of High-Potency Marijuana For Adolescents, with Dr. Libby Stuyt
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When voters in Colorado legalized marijuana in the year 2000, they did so with good intentions: as compassionate health care for people with serious conditions.  After all, the FDA was approving THC-based medicines like marinol at doses of 20mg.   Then concentrates hit the market. In Colorado today, an 18-year-old with a medical

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Replacing Addiction Shame with Addiction Energy and the Importance of Parent Boundaries, With Dr. Wes Robins

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Replacing Addiction Shame with Addiction Energy and the Importance of Parent Boundaries, With Dr. Wes Robins
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It’s nearly impossible for our kids to see us as anything but authority figures.  And, of course, we are.  We want to protect them from the world and sometimes even from the consequences of their own actions.  But teens and young adults struggling with substance misuse often need a different kind of relationship

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The Influence Paradox: How Giving Up Control Can Give You Sway, with Dr. Emily Kline

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Influence Paradox: How Giving Up Control Can Give You Sway, with Dr. Emily Kline
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:You’ve probably heard me (and many of my guests) talk about letting go of the idea that you can control your teen or young adult child.  This is so hard to do, for obvious reasons, and parents who struggle with this have some valid questions:  Isn’t it our job to protect our kids

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Four Key Insights From My Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté and The Myth of Normal, with Brenda Zane

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Four Key Insights From My Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté and The Myth of Normal, with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In a follow-up to episode 131 where I had a conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté about his new book, The Myth of Normal, I'm diving into four key insights I gleaned from the book and from our time together. While there are many more, these four elements of Gabor's overall message in the

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Dr. Gabor Maté on The Myth of Normal; The Roots Of Our Kids’ Struggles, Pressure On Today’s Parents, The Need For Community, And A Path To Healing

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Dr. Gabor Maté on The Myth of Normal; The Roots Of Our Kids’ Struggles, Pressure On Today’s Parents, The Need For Community, And A Path To Healing
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Are you ready for a deeply personal and thought-provoking hour? Dr. Gabor Maté is well known for his unflinching look at childhood trauma and how it manifests in our lives, and he does not disappoint in this raw, honest, and candid conversation. I'm even the recipient of an impromptu therapy session looking at

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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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The Marijuana Episode: The Real Deal About Teens, Weed and Addiction with Dr. Nzinga Harrison

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Marijuana Episode: The Real Deal About Teens, Weed and Addiction with Dr. Nzinga Harrison
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If there's one topic that worries and frustrates parents everywhere, it's marijuana. Cannabis, weed, MJ, whatever you want to call it, when your teen or young adult child is using it, or using it too much, it's hard to know what to do. This episode is a MUST-LISTEN for parents who are concerned

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The Story Behind the Podcast; A Teen’s Addiction, Four Rehabs, Two Overdoses and Hope

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Story Behind the Podcast; A Teen's Addiction, Four Rehabs, Two Overdoses and Hope
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Behind the closed doors of too many homes are families being upended by a young person's substance use.  It may be your 14-year-old son experimenting with pot for the first time, your 17-year-old daughter drinking till she blacks out or your 23-year-old who's smoking Percocet, Xanax, and fentanyl regularly. And behind these kids

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