RESOURCES – Podcasts & Webinars

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

~ Brené Brown
Podcasts & Webinars
Onward Podcast

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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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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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
Sandy Swenson talks about how the distinction between her son and the disease changed everything.
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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers

Addiction Recovery and Support for Families
Therapists Julia Edelman and Sarah Schwalbach discuss the importance of addiction recovery support for families, whether their loved one with seeks treatment or not.
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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers

Quality Standards in Addiction Treatment
People in active addiction use substances despite harmful physical effects. Marvin D. Seppala, MD, discusses risk factors and the role of dopamine in the brain.
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Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers

Family Roles When Addiction Takes Hold
Therapists Sarah Schwalbach and Julia Edelman discuss how addiction affects the family system, “detaching with love”, and getting help for yourself.
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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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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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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.
Episode 3: Grab some coffee, relax and come hang with us.
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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. Episode 7: Healing conversations, no matter what stage we are in our recovery!
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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. Episode 6: An honest conversation (and some hilarity). Sandy Swenson is our guest.
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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.
Episode 2: Fears, friendships and bathing suit season.
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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.
Episode 4: Grab some coffee, relax and come hang with us.
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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. Episode 5: Mike Wilson, the author of ‘Loving Lions: A Guide for Families Struggling with Addiction’.
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Taking Back Your Life

FEATUREDHosts Maureen Cavanagh and Katie Donovan talk about the realities of life of moms with addicted children. Episode 1: Hope, support and recovery, delivered with a motherly kick in the ass.
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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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Jane Wilken Michael

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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Onward Podcast

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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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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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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