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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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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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Exposing the Hard Truths: Insurance Claims Denials for Substance Use Treatment, with Mark DeBofsky

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Exposing the Hard Truths: Insurance Claims Denials for Substance Use Treatment, with Mark DeBofsky
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Parents trying to navigate treatment with their kids are already pushed to their mental and emotional limits. When you're in it, you're so overwhelmed that it's hard to think about something as frustrating and time-consuming as insurance. But my guest today reminds us the earlier you get started and the more thorough your

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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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Prepare for Landing: Tools for a More Realistic Transition Home From Treatment with Jen Murphy and Hilary Moses of Solutions Parenting Support

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Prepare for Landing: Tools for a More Realistic Transition Home From Treatment with Jen Murphy and Hilary Moses of Solutions Parenting Support
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:If your son or daughter has been to residential treatment or Wilderness Therapy, you may have considered asking (begging?) a staff member to come home with them to help with the transition.   Thankfully, I was able to sit down with two experts who specialize in supporting parents during this vulnerable time-Jen Murphy

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Coaching Episode: Responding to Disrespect, Holding Boundaries, and Reducing the Overwhelm of Big Next Steps

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: Responding to Disrespect, Holding Boundaries, and Reducing the Overwhelm of Big Next Steps
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:I joke that this club of mine (The Stream Community) is the club you never want to find yourself needing an invite to. But here we are, doing this messy, exhausting, and entirely meaningful work together. I am so grateful yet another one of these moms is sharing her story with you.  In

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Insights, Wisdom And Coping Strategies For Parents Of Kids Struggling With Substance Use From A Mom Who’s Been There, Twice, With Cathy Cioth, Director of The Stream Community

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Insights, Wisdom And Coping Strategies For Parents Of Kids Struggling With Substance Use From A Mom Who's Been There, Twice, With Cathy Cioth, Director of The Stream Community
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:How does a parent cope when you have not one, but two kids struggling with substance misuse and all the issues that surround it? This episode provides inspiration and hope if you’re trying to navigate this experience with your child from a mom who watched her family implode when her 17 and 19-year-old

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Coaching episode: Navigating Life Post-Treatment: Boundaries With A College Age Son, Lots Of Advice And Re-Focusing On Self Care

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching episode: Navigating Life Post-Treatment: Boundaries With A College Age Son, Lots Of Advice And Re-Focusing On Self Care
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:This coaching episode covers a lot of ground with a mom who is doing so much right, yet she questions her actions due to lots of advice from others, her mom-intuition and the heightened sense of urgency from her nephew's recent fatal fentanyl poisoning. This mom and member of The Stream Community is

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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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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
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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Truly Conscious Parenting, What It Means To Do Your Work and The Question He Never Gets Asked, with Dr. Brad Reedy

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Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Truly Conscious Parenting, What It Means To Do Your Work and The Question He Never Gets Asked, with Dr. Brad Reedy
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:Dr. Brad Reedy is a household name in the world of adolescent mental health and substance use treatment, is founder of a well-respected wilderness therapy program, Evoke, author of two books on parenting, and podcast host of over 450 episodes of Finding You, so sitting down and chatting was quite an honor. Dr.

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