Living With Your Child's Addiction Podcast

EP 57 Why Early Recovery Is So Challenging With Guest Nicole Miller

Heather and guest Nicole Miller who is a certified drug and alcohol counselor and teaches addiction pharmacology to college students talk about how the brain is affected by substance use. The better we understand addiction the easier it is for us to collaborate with and support our kids. It also helps us take it less

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EP 56 Rehab Expectations VS Reality From A Mother’s Perspective

Heather and returning guest Kelly Hatcher talk about what it was like when their kids went to rehab. They both experienced a major gap between their expectations about what rehab and sobriety would be like vs reality. Addiction and recovery are complex. Rehab and sobriety are stops on a lifetime journey. They are not destinations.

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EP 55 90 Seconds To A Life You Love With Dr. Joan Rosenberg

When you’re supporting your child through addiction, there are many uncomfortable and even painful experiences. The more capacity you have to tolerate emotional pain, the more capable and confident you feel about yourself and your ability to support your child. A willingness to learn from any experience, openness to change, and the capacity to express

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Ep 54 Harm Reduction with guest Lara Okoloko, LCSW

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. It incorporates a spectrum of strategies that includes safer use, managed use, abstinence, meeting people who use drugs “where they’re at,” and addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Harm reduction is critical to

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EP 52 Recovery, Connection, and Healing Through Love

Join Heather as she explores three vital messages that can transform your perspective and help you navigate your  journey with renewed strength and resilience: 1. Your Personal Recovery Matters: Discover the significance of your own healing journey and why it’s equally important alongside your child’s recovery. Heather shares insights into dispelling thestigma surrounding addiction and

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Ep 49 Beyond Addiction How Science and Kindness Help People Change author Nicole Kosanke PhD

Guest Nicole Kosanke, one of the authors of the book Beyond Addiction How Science And Kindness Help People Change and I talk about the book. Hear powerful insights about using CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), positive reinforcement, and other strategies to help yourself and your child that’s struggling with addiction. In this episode we

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EP 46 Grief Provides Healing For All Losses, Not Just Death With Guest Julie Cluff

There’s a gap between what we expect in life and what we’re experiencing. In that gap is a loss. As parents we have hope and expectations. We expect a fulfilling relationship with our kids, family gatherings, milestones like prom and college, and we expect being a parent to feel good.  When addiction shows up we

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