Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction Podcast

EP98 Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction

New season, new name, and Heather’s unfiltered perspective. Topics covered in this episode: The significance of creating a supportive and non-judgmental environment. The impact of stigmatized language and beliefs. The concept of "rock bottom" vs. "turning point" in addiction recovery. The double standards in labeling parental behavior as codependent in addiction cases vs. other illnesses. […]

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EP97 Saving Lives: The Never Use Alone Hotline’s Role In Overdose Prevention with Guest Mike Brown

In this podcast episode, guest Mike Brown, president and founder of the Never Use Alone Hotline (NUA), shares his journey from substance use to becoming a recovery advocate. Mike started NUA in response to his experience with the treatment industry, focusing on harm reduction and overdose prevention. NUA operates as a peer-led nonprofit, offering support

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EP97 Saving Lives: The Never Use Alone Hotline’s Role In Overdose Prevention with Guest Mike Brown

In this podcast episode, guest Mike Brown, president and founder of the Never Use Alone Hotline (NUA), shares his journey from substance use to becoming a recovery advocate. Mike started NUA in response to his experience with the treatment industry, focusing on harm reduction and overdose prevention. NUA operates as a peer-led nonprofit, offering support

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EP96 Respecting Autonomy While Positively Influencing Your Child with Guest Lara Okoloko LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lara Okoloko and Heather discuss the delicate balance of influence and autonomy in parent-child relationships, particularly in the context of addiction. Lara empathizes with parents caught in the bind of being blamed for the negative aspects of enabling without receiving any credit for the positive influence they may have. She shares

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EP96 Respecting Autonomy While Positively Influencing Your Child with Guest Lara Okoloko LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lara Okoloko and Heather discuss the delicate balance of influence and autonomy in parent-child relationships, particularly in the context of addiction. Lara empathizes with parents caught in the bind of being blamed for the negative aspects of enabling without receiving any credit for the positive influence they may have. She shares

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EP95 Nourishing Hope: An Expert’s Compassionate Approach to Eating Disorders with Guest Alice Baker

Your Questions Answered. A few months back, Heather reached out to her Facebook group to inquire about their burning questions on eating disorders. Why? Because navigating a child’s struggle with both substance use and an eating disorder can feel like playing an endless game of whack-a-mole. Just as you address one issue, another one seems

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EP95 Nourishing Hope: An Expert’s Compassionate Approach to Eating Disorders with Guest Alice Baker

Your Questions Answered. A few months back, Heather reached out to her Facebook group to inquire about their burning questions on eating disorders. Why? Because navigating a child's struggle with both substance use and an eating disorder can feel like playing an endless game of whack-a-mole. Just as you address one issue, another one seems

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EP94 Regret Free Interactions and The Art of Connection

Do you want regret free interactions and a stronger connection with your child? The art of authentic communication takes you from resentment to connection. You can find out how to achieve this result while taking care of yourself. This podcast episode takes an emotional turn, as the host shares her journey of self-awareness and vulnerability.

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EP94 Regret Free Interactions and The Art of Connection

Do you want regret free interactions and a stronger connection with your child? The art of authentic communication takes you from resentment to connection. You can find out how to achieve this result while taking care of yourself. This podcast episode takes an emotional turn, as the host shares her journey of self-awareness and vulnerability.

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EP93 Cultivate Connection, Effective Communication, and Insight With Your Child by Understanding Memory Distortion and Recollection

The pain of feeling disconnected from your child can be overwhelming, but there are powerful ways to shift your approach and create the deep, meaningful connection you desire. Empathy, compassion, and effective communication are at the root of human connection. They’re also a critical component of shaping your experience of your child’s addiction. When you

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EP93 Cultivate Connection, Effective Communication, and Insight With Your Child by Understanding Memory Distortion and Recollection

The pain of feeling disconnected from your child can be overwhelming, but there are powerful ways to shift your approach and create the deep, meaningful connection you desire. Empathy, compassion, and effective communication are at the root of human connection. They’re also a critical component of shaping your experience of your child’s addiction. When you

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EP92 Unlearning Shame: A Mom’s Path to Harm Reduction with Guest Kathleen Cochran

Does this sound familiar? As a parent of a child struggling with addiction, you may have been told to use tough love and set strict rules to help them recover. However, this approach can often lead to feelings of guilt, frustration, and helplessness as you watch your child continue to struggle or get worse. It’s

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EP92 Unlearning Shame: A Mom’s Path to Harm Reduction with Guest Kathleen Cochran

Does this sound familiar? As a parent of a child struggling with addiction, you may have been told to use tough love and set strict rules to help them recover. However, this approach can often lead to feelings of guilt, frustration, and helplessness as you watch your child continue to struggle or get worse. It's

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EP91 Discover the Healing Power of Personal Stories: Empowerment Through Embodiment With Author Debby Kerr-Henry

In a world full of responsibilities and societal expectations you may find that instead of the self-discovery and empowerment you crave, you’re left feeling disconnected and unseen. It’s all too common for women to lose themselves in their various life roles, especially under the immense pressure of helping a child struggling with substance use. Yet,

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EP91 Discover the Healing Power of Personal Stories: Empowerment Through Embodiment With Author Debby Kerr-Henry

In a world full of responsibilities and societal expectations you may find that instead of the self-discovery and empowerment you crave, you're left feeling disconnected and unseen. It's all too common for women to lose themselves in their various life roles, especially under the immense pressure of helping a child struggling with substance use. Yet,

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EP90 Understanding The Back and Forth of Ambivalence in Recovery with Guest Pam Lanhart

Heather and Pam Lanhart from Thrive Family Recovery Resources dive deep into a topic that’s often misunderstood in the world of recovery: ambivalence. It can be one of the most challenging aspects that families face when dealing with a loved one’s journey towards change. Ambivalence is complex but often oversimplified and stigmatized which leads to

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EP90 Understanding The Back and Forth of Ambivalence in Recovery with Guest Pam Lanhart

Heather and Pam Lanhart from Thrive Family Recovery Resources dive deep into a topic that's often misunderstood in the world of recovery: ambivalence. It can be one of the most challenging aspects that families face when dealing with a loved one's journey towards change. Ambivalence is complex but often oversimplified and stigmatized which leads to

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EP89 How To Find Peace And Possibility Beyond The Pain With Author Barb Klein Part 2 of 2

Living your life fully and wholeheartedly even when you’re in a challenging place. That’s the focus of part 2 of Heather’s conversation with Barb Klein, Family Recovery Coach and the Author of 111 Invitations Step Into the Full Richness of Life. Topics covered in this episode: How not to abandon yourself Honoring yourself Cultivating a heart

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