RESOURCES – Podcasts & Webinars

If we share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.

~ Brené Brown
Podcasts & Webinars
Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101– Denise Krochta
Hear all the important, and sometimes difficult, questions related to living with and around addicts and loving them.
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Collateral Damage
A podcast hosted by Maureen Cavanagh and Michael Wilson to discuss the impact of addiction in our lives, our families, and within our communities nationwide.
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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers
Addiction Recovery and Support for Families
Listen in as host William C. Moyers talks with therapists Julia Edelman and Sarah Schwalbach about the importance of addiction recovery support for families regardless of whether their loved one with addiction seeks treatment.
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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers
How Addiction Affects Your Body and Mind
People in active addiction to alcohol and drugs use despite the harmful physical effects. Marvin D. Seppala, MD, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the role of dopamine in the brain and other high-risk factors.
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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers
Shedding the Shame and Blame: A Mom’s Story of Love for Her Addicted Child and Her Healing Journey
Listen in as Sandy Swenson shares her story and lived experiences with host William C. Moyers.
Mom to Mom: Getting Honest About Our Kids and Their Addiction
Please join me for an hour of understanding and support as we talk together about the disease of addiction, how it impacts us, why recovery is just as important for us, and how we can make each other stronger.
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My Child is an Addict: Parent-to-Parent

Parent to parent podcast about their child’s addiction.

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Taking Back Your Life
Podcasting Hope, Support and Recovery; delivered with a motherly kick in the ass.
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Taking Back Your Life
Hosts Maureen Cavanagh and Katie Donovan talk about the realities of life of moms with addicted children.
Episode 3: Grab some coffee, relax and come hang with us.
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Taking Back Your Life
Episode 5: We are excited to welcome Mike Wilson as a guest on our next show! Mike is the author of ‘Loving Lions: A Guide for Families Struggling with Addiction’. He is also the co-owner and director of family services at Baystate Recovery Services, LLC. I hope you can all come and hang out with us!”
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Taking Back Your Life
Hosts Maureen Cavanagh and Katie Donovan talk about the realities of life of moms with addicted children.
Episode 7: These authentic conversations are so healing, no matter what stage we are in our recovery!
YouTube — Father Martin
Father Joseph C. Martin recovered alcoholic and renowned speaker/educator on the issues of alcoholism and drug addiction shares his wisdom of addiction and recovery in a series of motivational videos
A Mother and Son’s Discussion on Addiction and Recovery
Listen in to this mother-son conversation, as Emily Harmon, host of Onward Podcast, interviews her son, revealing perspectives from both sides of his addiction and recovery.
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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Four-time New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and speaker, creator of the Four Tendencies framework, exploring happiness and good habits.

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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers
Family Roles When Addiction Takes Hold
Listen in as host William C. Moyers talks with therapists Sarah Schwalbach and Julia Edelman about how addiction affects the family system, what it means to “detach with love”, and why helping starts with getting help for yourself.
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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers
Quality Standards in Addiction Treatment
Listen in as Sandy Swenson—author and advocate—shares her story and the distinction between her son and the disease with host William C. Moyers.
Mom to Mom: Facing the Holidays When Your Child Is Addicted—Sandy Swenson
Together, we can face the challenges that come with the holiday season and learn to enjoy them again, one day at a time.
Mother’s Day: Together We Are Stronger with Sandra Swenson
Mother’s Day – Sending Hugs and Dandelion Wishes.
Ruth Potee
Thoughtful, well researched talks on addiction, substance use, and the development of the teenage brain.
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Taking Back Your Life
Hosts Maureen Cavanagh and Katie Donovan talk about the realities of life of moms with addicted children.
Episode 2: Fears, friendships and bathing suit season.
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Taking Back Your Life
Hosts Maureen Cavanagh and Katie Donovan talk about the realities of life of moms with addicted children.
Episode 4: Grab some coffee, relax and come hang with us.
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Taking Back Your Life
Hosts Maureen Cavanagh and Katie Donovan talk about the realities of life of moms with addicted children.
Episode 6: Tune in for an honest conversation (and some hilarity). Sandy Swenson is our guest.

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The Chasing Sanity Podcast
Listen in as Sandy Swenson chats with host Derek Talkington about her story, her advocacy work, loving a child struggling with addiction, and turning pain into power. Interview begins at minute 5:14.
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Daily BALM
An interview with Sandy Swenson about moms impacted by a child’s use disorder. As long as there is life, there is hope!

TedTalk—Addiction is a Disease. We Should Treat it Like One with Michael Botticelli
In a personal, thoughtful talk, Michael Botticelli encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.
Watch as Dr. Ruth Potee talks about The Teen Brain and Risk Taking
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Helping Families of Addicts Develop a Healing Story
Helping the whole family move toward healing. Listen in as Dr. Mike Barnes shares his eye-opening research about the family surrounding the loved one with an addiction.

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The Addict’s Mom presents: Chatting with Sandy Swenson
Join Kim Palmer as she chats with Sandy Swenson about how she’s shed the shame, blame and guilt of loving a child with addiction and is helping to change the dynamics of the place where love and addiction meet.