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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

FEATUREDA 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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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, speaker, and creator of the Four Tendencies framework, exploring happiness and good habits.
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It’s OK To Be Happier Than Your Unhappiest Child

Barb Klein on love and joy in the face of addiction.
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Let’s Talk Addiction & Recovery Podcast

A thought-provoking interview series hosted by William C. Moyers:
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Mom to Mom: Getting Honest About Our Kids and Their Addiction

Support and understanding as we talk about the disease of addiction, how it impacts us, why recovery is important for us, too, and how together we are stronger.
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Mother’s Day: Together We Are Stronger with Sandra Swenson

Thoughtful, well researched talks on addiction, substance use, and the development of the teenage brain.
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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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Onward

Authentic Conversations on Facing Adversity:
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Ruth Potee

Thoughtful, well researched talks on addiction, substance use, and the development of the teenage brain.
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Katie Donovan & Maureen Cavanagh

Taking Back Your Life

FEATUREDHosts Maureen Cavanagh and Katie Donovan talk about the realities of life of moms with addicted children.
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The Chasing Sanity Podcast

Sandy Swenson chats with host Derek Talkington about her story and advocacy work, loving a child struggling with addiction, and turning pain into power. Interview begins at minute 5:14.
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Triumph Over Adversity

Listen in as host Jane Wilkens chats with Maureen Cavanagh about her mother/daughter story of pain, love – and, most importantly, hope!
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Turning Pain Into Saving Lives

Ginger Rosela’s family looked like any other family—until her son passed away from an overdose. Learn how she helps families deal with the disease of addiction.
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What Commercialization is Doing to Cannabis with Ben Cort

To say that we've legalized marijuana is subtly misleading -- what we've really done is commercialized THC, and that's led to products that are unnaturally potent.
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YouTube — Father Martin

Recovered alcoholic and renowned speaker/educator, Father Martin shares his wisdom on addiction and recovery in a series of motivational videos.
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Addiction is a Disease — We Should Treat it Like One

Michael Botticelli encourages the millions of Americans in recovery to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.
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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!
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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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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.
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The Family’s Role in a Loved One’s Recovery

NEW THIS WEEKYou are always contributing to something – either your loved one’s SUD or their recovery. Here’s how to make sure you are contributing in a way that helps your loved one’s recovery.
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The Teen Brain and Risk Taking with Dr. Ruth Potee

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.
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What the Family Needs to Know

The challenge of SUD is one for the entire family to explore. It is not THEIR problem. It’s OURS. Helping families understand BALM’s 7 C’s and how they lay the foundation for family recovery.
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