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Of Course Your Kid Doesn’t Want To Go To Treatment; Meeting Treatment-Resistant Youth With The CRAFT Approach, with Lara Okoloko

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Of Course Your Kid Doesn’t Want To Go To Treatment; Meeting Treatment-Resistant Youth With The CRAFT Approach, with Lara Okoloko
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: Lara Okoloko wants parents to understand something important: The majority of treatment options were designed for older adults with severe substance use disorders. She says we shouldn’t be surprised that young people with mild to moderate disorders are not interested in identifying with a permanent label of “addict” or “alcoholic” and swearing […]

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Revealing What Exactly Educational and Therapeutic Consultants Do (and don’t do), with Joanna Lilley

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Revealing What Exactly Educational and Therapeutic Consultants Do (and don’t do), with Joanna Lilley
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:When my son began using drugs and alcohol, I did what a lot of parents do: I dove headfirst into a world I didn't know existed, trying to evaluate all the possible programs and places he might go to get help. But there's so much to learn about the treatment world, and the

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Trading Control & Punishment for Respect & Emotional Intelligence, with Ann Coleman

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Trading Control & Punishment for Respect & Emotional Intelligence, with Ann Coleman
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:After watching her brother's life cut short by substance use, Ann Coleman was intimately familiar with its dangers. So when her son – who already suffered from anxiety and depression – started using marijuana, hallucinogens and opiates, her trauma and instincts of fear and control kicked in hard. Looking back, Ann recognizes that

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Decoding Today’s Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Landscape, with Trish Ruggles

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Decoding Today’s Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Landscape, with Trish Ruggles
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:At some point along your child's road to recovery, you will almost certainly need to make some difficult decisions about treatment. If they’re an adolescent, this becomes an even more complicated decision. And while I do have some personal experience with treatment, it's been 9 years since my son went to a wilderness

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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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Recovery Story: From Drug-Induced Psychosis And Homelessness To A Stable Life At Age 22

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Recovery Story: From Drug-Induced Psychosis And Homelessness To A Stable Life At Age 22
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:I’m always happy to share testimony from individuals in recovery. Their stories can give hope and perspective to families of young people currently working through substance misuse and treatment. The stories I’ve previously shared have almost always been from people in recovery for a decade or more. Those interviews are, of course, valuable,

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Writing H.O.M.E. – A New Roadmap for Parents With Kids in Treatment, with Solutions Parenting Support

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Writing H.O.M.E. – A New Roadmap for Parents With Kids in Treatment, with Solutions Parenting Support
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:The experience of parenting a child in, or transitioning out of, treatment almost always feels like uncharted territory. And for each of us as individuals, it usually is. But what if there was a way to zoom out and find patterns within thousands of family experiences? With that insight, we might even be

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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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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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Coaching Episode: How To Cope And Find Contentment With A Son Home From Treatment, Unmotivated, Anti-Everything, And Disconnected From The Family

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: How To Cope And Find Contentment With A Son Home From Treatment, Unmotivated, Anti-Everything, And Disconnected From The Family
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this coaching episode, you'll hear the frustration, confusion and sadness a mom experiences when her 16-year-old son returns from wilderness and residential treatment only to hate where he lives, return to smoking pot, barely makes an effort at school, and doesn't want to be part of the family. On the other hand,

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