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

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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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The Question Parents Really Need To Ask Their Kids Who Struggle With Substance Misuse and Addiction, and Some Big News! with Brenda Zane

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The Question Parents Really Need To Ask Their Kids Who Struggle With Substance Misuse and Addiction, and Some Big News! with Brenda Zane
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In today’s episode, I announce some big news for my organization and also share the question I've come to believe parents really need to ask to help their kids heal and move away from misusing substances. This question is hard to ask and many parents don't want to go there, but it's necessary

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Golden Nuggets of 2022

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Golden Nuggets of 2022
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this compilation of 12 impactful episodes, you'll hear from: Dr. Anna Lembke, Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., Dina Cannizzaro, Dr. Brad Reedy, Cathy Cioth, Steve Sawyer, Dr. Gabor Maté, Mark LaPalme, Rebekah Mutch, Andy Goldstrom, Bill Guy and Anne Moss Rogers. It's that time of year! This episode has become an annual tradition here at

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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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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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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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What Parents Need to Know About Trauma Informed and Responsive Transport and Interventions, with Heather Hayes

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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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What Parents Need To Know About Substance Use and Trauma; What It Is And Isn’t, And Why We Can’t Ignore It, With Steve Sawyer

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What Parents Need To Know About Substance Use and Trauma; What It Is And Isn't, And Why We Can't Ignore It, With Steve Sawyer
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Just hearing the word “trauma” can cause a parent’s stomach to turn in knots and create feelings of guilt and regret. We believe we should be able to spare our kids from trauma and might push this aspect aside when seeking solutions or resources. Steve Sawyer is an expert in trauma and adolescents

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A 2021 Reality Report From Inside The Walls Of Teen Mental Health And Substance Use Treatment: Are The Kids Ok? With Derek Bowles, Crossroads Academy

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A 2021 Reality Report From Inside The Walls Of Teen Mental Health And Substance Use Treatment: Are The Kids Ok? With Derek Bowles, Crossroads Academy
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:It's always enlightening to get perspective from someone who works with young people day in and day out around mental health and substance use challenges, especially now. In our (mostly) post-COVID world, a time when kids have an intense fear of failure and in the era of widespread fentanyl poisoning, we have to

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My Experience & Relationship With Stress, Trauma, Food, Pain and Healing; An Interview on The Work IN Podcast

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My Experience & Relationship With Stress, Trauma, Food, Pain and Healing; An Interview on The Work IN Podcast
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:I'm excited to share this episode of The Work IN podcast where I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Ericka Thomas, founder of Elemental Kinetics and talk about my experiences and relationship with stress, trauma, food, pain, Al-Anon, family, triggers, exercise and more! Ericka's podcast, The Work IN explores natural ways

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Your Child Isn’t The Patient: The Parent’s Role When A Teen Or Young Adult Is Misusing Drugs Or Alcohol, With Rebekah Tayebi

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Your Child Isn’t The Patient: The Parent's Role When A Teen Or Young Adult Is Misusing Drugs Or Alcohol, With Rebekah Tayebi
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Rebekah Tayebi has been working with families in various therapeutic settings for 18 years. She has valuable insights for parents when they have a child who needs help with mental health issues or substance use. An important one is that your child isn't and shouldn't be singularly identified as the "patient" or client.

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