Hopestream for Parenting Kids through Drug Use and Addiction

Hopestream is the defacto resource for parents who have a teen or young adult child who’s misusing drugs or alcohol, hosted by Brenda Zane. Brenda is a Mayo Clinic Certified health & wellness coach, CRAFT Parent Coach, and mom of a son who nearly lost his life to addiction. Guests include addiction, prevention, and treatment experts, family members impacted by their loved one’s substance use, and wellness and self-care specialists. You’ll also hear heartfelt messages from me, your host. It’s a safe, nurturing respite from the chaos and confusion you live with. We gather in our private communities between the episodes, The Stream for moms and The Woods for dads. Learn more at www.hopestreamcommunity.org.

Coaching Episode: A Season of Grief and Loss Reveals the Seeds of Hope, with Leah

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: A Season of Grief and Loss Reveals the Seeds of Hope, with Leah
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: We all have more going on in our lives than just kids who are misusing substances. But Leah is currently facing an overload of grief and loss including caring for her father-in-law through in-home hospice, the loss of her first grandchild as a newborn, and now caring in-home for her mother and […]

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Filling the Accountability Gap: Taking Parents Out Of Being The “Sobriety Police,” with AJ Diaz

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Filling the Accountability Gap: Taking Parents Out Of Being The “Sobriety Police,” with AJ Diaz
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: When AJ Diaz left his sober living home after a year-long stay, he got the same thing everyone else did – a sheet of paper that essentially said, “Here is your relapse prevention plan.We wish you the best.”  AJ felt in his gut this was insufficient to support people in early recovery,

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Letters To My Son In Prison: A Father’s Spiritual Path Through Unthinkable Tragedy, with Ken Guidroz

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Letters To My Son In Prison: A Father’s Spiritual Path Through Unthinkable Tragedy, with Ken Guidroz
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: Ken Guidroz’s son hit a Los Angeles bicyclist while high on heroin, killing the man before his body hit the ground. Ken’s son fled the scene but turned himself in less than 24 hours later. What followed this tragic accident was a long period of pain and loss not only for the

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Gone in a Snap: Inside Snapchat’s Teen Opioid Crisis, with Paul Solotaroff

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
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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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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Do I Really Need A Community? Who is Hopestream for? All The Answers You Need, with Cathy Cioth

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Do I Really Need A Community? Who is Hopestream for? All The Answers You Need, with Cathy Cioth
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: If you’re a loyal podcast listener, or just new to our space, you might be curious about what the Hopestream Community membership is all about, and if it would be helpful for you.  Because we get questions about this all the time, Hopestream co-founder, Cathy Cioth and I decided to dedicate an

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Afraid to Let Go: Overcoming Codependent Patterns to Support Your Child’s Recovery

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Afraid to Let Go: Overcoming Codependent Patterns to Support Your Child's Recovery
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: “Codependent” is one of the many words that has moved from the mental health field into casual, daily conversation. Unfortunately, its broad use has left most of us without a grounded understanding of what codependency really is, how it can affect our lives, and what to do about it.   Mary is

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Coaching Episode: A Quick Pivot; Navigating an Early Return Home From Residential Treatment

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Coaching Episode: A Quick Pivot; Navigating an Early Return Home From Residential Treatment
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ABOUT THE EPISODE: When Heather discovered that some significant changes were happening in her daughter’s residential program, she began to worry the family was not receiving what they were promised. After an unproductive discussion with the program director, Heather made the difficult choice of bringing her daughter home early. Now what? When we spoke for

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The Complex Relationship Between Substance Use and Eating Disorders, with Alice Baker

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
The Complex Relationship Between Substance Use and Eating Disorders, with Alice Baker
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:In this episode, we delve into the complex relationship between eating disorders and substance use, and how the principles of CRAFT and The Invitation to Change can apply to both.  Alice Baker, a Stream community parent who is also a licensed professional counselor and certified eating disorder specialist, is guiding us through these

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Turning Obstacles and Suffering into Successful Recovery, with Patrick Babcock

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction
Turning Obstacles and Suffering into Successful Recovery, with Patrick Babcock
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ABOUT THE EPISODE:After 14 treatment centers, 10 jails in six different states, and solitary confinement at Rikers Island prison, Patrick Babcock is lucky to be alive.   His parents were barely adults themselves when he was born, dealing with their own alcoholism, physical abuse, and abandonment issues. Patrick’s own substance use began early, sneaking his

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