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Coming Up for Air — Families Speak to Families about Addiction

Coming Up for Air — Families Speak to Families about Addiction

By Allies in Recovery
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Podcast #61 Laurie's Internal Journey

Coming Up for Air — Families Speak to Families about Addiction

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Podcast #63 Heartland High — Ohio's First Recovery School
Columbus, Ohio. Allies in Recovery contributor and acclaimed writer Annie Highwater meets with some of Heartland High's key staff members, making for an uplifting and heartfelt Coming Up for Air episode! In today's episode, School Director Dr. Paige Stewart and Student Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Belemu describe Heartland High's ground-breaking approach based on individualized learning, kindness and compassion. Listen in to learn more about how Heartland students in recovery manage to rekindle hope as well as regain self-confidence and dignity. heartlandhighschool.org anniehighwater.com Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more @ alliesinrecovery.net Membership is FREE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1:01:10
November 23, 2020
Podcast #62 Annie Highwater & Katie Donovan - A Mother's Addiction Journey
In this episode of Coming Up for Air, Annie Highwater and Katie Donovan share thoughts about how their children's active addiction affected their whole family. Invested to help their kids overcome addiction, they both questionned their own behaviors, only to grow, heal and become stronger women, mothers, and individuals. amothersaddictionjourney.com anniehighwater.com Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more @ alliesinrecovery.net
1:12:04
November 9, 2020
Podcast #61 Laurie's Internal Journey
In today's episode of Coming Up for Air, Dominique Simon-Levine asks Laurie MacDougall to share with us what was going through her mind when she realized her son was struggling with an opiate disorder.  From being naive and thinking her family would never be affected by addiction, to finding help in peer support and relief in educating herself. From experiencing depression and PTSD, to getting her life back by hitting 90 meetings in 90 days. From finding CRAFT and Allies in Recovery, to dedicating her life to helping families feel empowered. From driving around all night looking for her son, to figuring out how to let the negative and obsessive feelings wash over her. In this episode, Laurie delivers a beautiful and powerful account of the trials and tribulations of a mother fighting to heal her son and heal herself. Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more here: alliesinrecovery.net 
55:24
October 17, 2020
Podcast #60 DBT Part II — The Story of DBT
Annie continues the discussion with DBT specialist Lisa Bond. Where does DBT come from? They look into the story of Dr. Marsha Linehan, who struggled with mental health, suicidal feelings, etc. After her full recovery, Linehan created DBT for people who needed more than therapy or medical treatment. DBT is a powerful, encouraging, validating process that can transform just about any life in upheaval. A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/
1:09:32
June 4, 2019
Podcast #59 What Is DBT and Who Can It Help? Interview with Lisa Bond
In this episode (Part 1 of a 2-part series), Annie Highwater speaks with Lisa Bond, RB and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Specialist about the DBT method of treatment. DBT is found to be efficient and highly effective for those experiencing emotional distress, conflict issues, borderline personality, suicidal ideation, C-PTSD, trauma and addiction. Listen to this conversation to learn how DBT can help children, teens or adults, in all sorts of situations. Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video learning modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the field of treatment and recovery. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/
1:02:13
June 4, 2019
Podcast #58 Unpacking Module 3: What's Happening When My Loved One Uses?
Being successful with the CRAFT method, which is at the core of the Allies in Recovery member site, requires building your awareness around your loved one's substance use. Laurie MacDougall runs family groups with our Learning Modules and brings up some of the common questions families have about Module 3. We look into the "ABC’s of your loved one’s use"(Antecedents, Behaviors, Consequences) and why they're key to understand. Many families are surprised to realize that, in addition to the negative consequences they're so familiar with, there are also positive consequences of our loved one's use—everything is not black and white. Dominique Simon-Levine, Allies' founder, provides explanations and anecdotes to help you go deeper into this key module. Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#join
33:48
March 13, 2019
Podcast #57 I'm Desperate to Save My Loved One's Life
This podcast addresses the reality that so many families are living with: living in fear that our addicted loved one will die. Dominique Simon-Levine and Laurie MacDougall look at the CRAFT perspective On this understandable but destructive state of being. We so badly want to chain them to their beds until it's all over. Listen in to this conversation and let us give you a new perspective. Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/
36:07
March 7, 2019
Podcast #56 Sam Quinones Speaks About his Award-Winning Book, Dreamland
Sam Quiñones researched and wrote the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. In this episode, Annie has the privilege of speaking with Sam, who shares his rich experiences writing the book - from researching Mexican cartel trafficking, to meeting dealers in prisons who were open and raw with their stories, to getting to know the family members impacted by a Loved One's addiction. Sam paints a vivid picture of how the closing of community pools such as Dreamland (the books namesake) in Portsmouth, Ohio contributed to the gathering storm of what has become our country's worst drug epidemic in history. Hearing Sam feels like listening to an old friend describe years of family and community stories that hit right to the heart of all of us. Dreamland is a book everyone should read, and this is an episode everyone should hear!! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
1:07:40
November 10, 2018
Podcast #55 Dominique Simon-Levine—Attaching & Detaching—What Does This Even Mean?
Have we not all heard the phrase "You just need to detach" when it comes to navigating life in the midst of active addiction?  But...how exactly is this done?  Is detaching even the appropriate way to go about the relationship? Listen to this week's episode with Annie and Allies in Recovery's Founder Dominique Simon-Levine as they discuss the meaning of detaching, and how to ATTACH in healthy ways.  Annie shares true life examples from actual family members and readers, and Dominique gives some pretty amazing, expert CRAFT Method direction to each one; as if she were counseling them in person.  Great episode for ANY family!
37:50
October 31, 2018
Podcast #54 Prof. Daniel Skinner Considers Ohio's Issue #1
In this episode of CUFA, Annie speaks with Dr. Dan Skinner, Assistant Professor of Health Policy at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. Their conversation focuses on a topic that is daily making news in Ohio - Issue 1 - the Drug Amendment that has both sides divided. Listen in as Dr. Skinner gives us details on what Issue 1 involves and how it will affect families in the State of Ohio and corresponding states who may choose to follow suit. His compassion is refreshing and inspiring. Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/
48:24
October 17, 2018
Podcast #53 Interview with Parent Coach Cathy Taughinbaugh
Cathy Taughinbaugh is a parent coach using the CRAFT method. In this interview, Cathy talks about her own experience with addiction in her family, addresses "Tough Love" and Al-Anon, and speaks about her work. For unlimited access to Allies in Recovery's online learning platform featuring our 8 Video Modules, join today. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
41:44
October 16, 2018
Podcast #52 What Is CRAFT & Why Do You Need It?
In this episode of CUFA, Annie and Laurie explain CRAFT method, what is is, how it works and what you can do to guide your Son, Daughter, Spouse, or other Loved One willingly into treatment.  Could tweaking your wording lead someone to choose recovery? What are some things you might try to influence another's behavior toward treatment and healing? And what are the ten types of distorted thinking that we all fall into from time to time? Lots of great direction, and hopeful information in today's show, this is an episode that every family needs to hear!! Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/
45:09
July 14, 2018
PODCAST #51 Not My Child! Awakening & Awareness
When the first signs of addiction or substance abuse appear, our first reactions often revolve around denial, blame-shifting, shock. How do we as families, and a society, learn to see reality as it truly is? Why is it helpful to face the truth with clear eyes? How do we overcome or change these thoughts or beliefs on an individual, but also societal level? How can we be aware with out being paranoid or afraid? Laurie and Annie have both been there and have had time to look back and consider these important questions. Tune in for an interesting conversation... For unlimited access to Allies in Recovery's online learning platform featuring our 8 Video Modules, join today. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
28:12
July 4, 2018
PODCAST #50 Let Me Get You Some Soup (or Not!!) Recognizing Signs & Symptoms and Acting Accordingly
Dominique Simon-Levine joins our hosts to provide a broader picture of what it looks and feels like when a loved one is using, or withdrawing. Gathering information and facts about your Loved One's substance use is one of the first steps that will allow you to apply the CRAFT method successfully. When you recognize signs of withdrawal/hangover, do you bring them soup? Help them to bed? Dominique Simon-Levine reminds us about the connections between moments of use, moments of withdrawal, and what CRAFT teaches the family to do. Annie also shares several real-life examples from families who have contacted her, wondering if what they were seeing were signs of use/relapse. Listen in for an information-filled, no-nonsense episode of Coming Up for Air! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/
46:38
May 22, 2018
PODCAST #49 Family Secrets—Why Do We Keep Them?
Every family has secrets, but when secrets keep us stuck, in pain or operating out of a system of dysfunction, why do we keep them? When it comes to addiction, betrayal, mistreatment...why do those who are affected have a harder time talking about it than those in the grip of the behavior? Family—wives, partners, mothers, fathers, siblings etc.—tend to have a more difficult time being open about what is going on in the family than those afflicted, even though protecting the secret seems to be the barrier between healing and relief. Laurie and Annie deep dive into this subject. Laurie gives an example from her own childhood, of having tried to report unsettling behavior to a relative; rather than accepting and handling wrongful behavior, her aunt chose go silent, invalidating the truth of the story in order to avoid "rocking the boat" within the family. This pathology affects us all at some point. Listen in to this week's episode to hear some great thoughts to consider for living a shame-less, secret-free existence! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here: http://alliesinrecovery.net/
31:46
May 1, 2018
PODCAST #48 The Hosts Are The Guests! Allies in Recovery's Editor Interviews Annie & Laurie
Not only will you learn what Laurie hankers for that is both sweet and salty, or why other drivers are likely to honk at Annie in her car, but in this new podcast episode, you will hear your Coming Up for Air hosts as never before. You will learn more about their motivations for why they do the work they do, hear what they envisioned for their lives (or didn't) as children, and learn about their visions for a society that does a better job addressing the issues of addiction. You'll also hear an interesting exploration of self-care — why is there so much resistance across the board? Allies in Recovery's Content Editor, Isabel Cooney, invites Laurie MacDougall and Annie Highwater to spend half an hour in the guest seats! Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video learning modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the field of treatment and recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
37:28
April 5, 2018
PODCAST #47 Facing Addiction's Michael King Spreads Hope & Recovery
"I'm a college-educated white male. I'm the face of addiction!" declares Michael King. Addressing the way we speak about addiction, he explains "If we end the stories that we tell by just talking about the mess that addiction creates, we're doing a disservice to everybody out there who is looking for help.....I wanna shout from the rooftops that Guess What! We create mountains of mess and we can work through them and make amends for those things that we've done wrong...and then we have the ability to take that experience and try to use it to try to help other people..." This week's episode is full of hope and information as Laurie and Annie speak with Michael King, of Facing Addiction. Even offering his own contact information for families in need, Michael touches on his own descent into alcoholism, DUI's and professional embarrassment, and his own recovery. From his own recovery he moved into truly embracing the world of recovery, finding a newborn passion for helping others and extending the support system on a national level. He speaks eloquently of the need to spread the word in our communities that recovery is possible! Join the Allies in Recovery member site today for full, unlimited access to our e-learning platform, expert guidance, and the chance to connect with others in your situation. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
41:05
March 23, 2018
PODCAST #46 Feeling Sorry: Where Does It Lead? Can It Be Useful?
When a Loved One suffers from addiction, part of the complicated web of emotions we experience involves feeling sorry for them. A Loved One struggling with the influence of drugs or alcohol is not in their "right mind," and can often play on those chords—inviting us to feel sorry for them, in order to extract from us what they need in that moment. As the family of a Loved One with SUD, we can also be vulnerable to feeling sorry for ourselves, given the high stress and heartache that are part of nearly every day. What are these feelings? Where do they come from? Is there anything to do about them, and can they be useful? Laurie and Annie dive into the topic with their usual passion and curiosity, giving examples from their own lives as well as helpful guidance. Tune in! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
36:21
March 8, 2018
PODCAST #45 You Don't Know What You Don't Know—Awareness & Preparednes
In today's episode Annie and Laurie touch on awareness being low when it comes to how many families are struggling with an addicted or chemically dependent Loved One. They discuss what to be aware of ahead of time versus becoming aware through a wake up call. From how addiction starts, what specific signs to look for, how each of them would have handled a few things different had they known a thing or two like they do now...and how to handle someone in your orbit, such as a coworker, neighbor, relative or friend, that may have this going on with their son, daughter or other Loved One.
53:02
February 22, 2018
PODCAST #44 Interview with Former Drug Court Judge Scott Vanderkarr
In this week's podcast episode Annie and Laurie interview recently retired Judge Scott Vanderkarr, from Columbus, Ohio's Drug Court. Scott left the bench to spread the word about Drug Courts being needed in every court setting across the nation. With a background as a Prosecuting Attorney and his days as a judge, Scott did not expect to find himself affected by the opiate epidemic on a personal level. Tune in to hear his moving account of the close relationship he developed with a young man who later died of an overdose. Scott tells us about all he is currently doing to bring hope and change to families who are dealing with the crisis of addiction. A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
50:06
February 9, 2018
PODCAST #43 Encouraging Your Loved One into Treatment
Your addicted loved one needs treatment. Motivation may not be great. You may have heard that the the family is powerless over the situation. Or you may be looking for a magic, instantaneous solution and fear that things are so dire that you don't have time to try anything "soft" or "gradual." Laurie and Annie, who have both successfully shepherded their loved ones into treatment, share how-to's for families facing this dilemma. Along with what worked well, they also point out what didn't. All the while acknowledging that different families need different solutions. Join the Allies in Recovery member site today for full, unlimited access to our e-learning platform, expert guidance, and the chance to connect with others in your situation. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
51:57
January 26, 2018
PODCAST #42 Do You Really Want to be Well?
In this week's episode Laurie and Annie talk about those we know who seem content in misery, hanging pictures and inviting company down into their pit with them. Outside of being in the midst of trauma or grief, there are times we can decide not to see things negatively. Why do we return to situations we do nothing but complain about? This week's short podcast ends with a list from Psychology Today of symptoms and signs that one might be a "chronically unhappy person." Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, three blogs, and dialogue with experts in the fields of treatment and recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
34:02
January 19, 2018
PODCAST #41 Who Is Your Enemy?
In this week's episode, Laurie and Annie discuss the differences between dealing with a relative or partner struggling with SUD, versus a son or daughter. They explore why we are so easily hurt and inflamed in the midst of it all. Why do others just not get it? And why are some people mean, particularly to someone who is down? Are they the enemy? Tune in to this week's informative, relatable conversation! For unlimited access to Allies in Recovery's online learning platform featuring our 8 Video Learning Modules, join today. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
38:26
January 12, 2018
PODCAST #40 Conflict & Family Patterns
In this week's episode, Laurie and Annie discuss patterns of conflict that repeat within our lives, sometimes without our realizing it. With recovery and peace as the goal, your hosts discuss strategies for not engaging in chaos and negativity. A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
38:31
January 4, 2018
PODCAST #39 Accountability & SUD
What is accountability and why is it important for families facing SUD? In this episode, Laurie goes over the meaning of accountability and how a movement of consequences for our kids began some years ago that included a level of shame and punishment that does not work. Your hosts discuss experiences with accountability including apologizing to their sons for handling them with fear and shaming tactics. Great episode for those who are ready to "drop the weapons" and approach their loved one with wisdom, compassion, love and hope! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here: http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
46:27
December 28, 2017
PODCAST #38 Trust and SUD
In today's Coming Up for Air episode, Annie and Laurie discuss the effects of broken trust. They look at the big picture of addiction entering the home of a family who did "all the right things," to family and friends damaging our trust, and how Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and deception often go hand in hand. They ponder who to trust, what to trust, how to trust again and how to look at the enormous topic of Trust when it comes to recovering from the trauma of addiction in a family. Tune in to this week's episode for encouraging information! Join the Allies in Recovery member site today for full, unlimited access to our e-learning platform, expert guidance, and the chance to connect with others in your situation. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#_benefits
30:03
December 22, 2017
Podcast #37 Holiday Episode: When the Holidays are a Trigger
Regardless the holidays or traditions you observe, this time of year can be trying, triggering and even traumatic. In this special holiday podcast, Laurie MacDougall and Annie Highwater take apart the often looming, overwhelming effect of "the Holidays" - from how our own expectations affect reality, what role nostalgia plays, how honest we are about those in our entourage who are struggling with SUD, and the heavy duty emotions that often come up for many of us during this time, this conversation will allow you to look at the holiday season from a different angle. A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/#_benefits
42:09
December 18, 2017
PODCAST #36 Anger vs. Wrath
Anger is a natural part of the human experience. It is seen as a healthy response when a person has been victimized, for instance. Wrath, on the other hand, can be seen as the destructive state of being when a person takes anger too far, and is characterized by the desire for vengeance, the need to punish, and losing one's natural ability to tell right from wrong. In this episode, Annie and Laurie explore these two emotional states, the connections to a life affected by SUD, and ways to protect ourselves and our entourage from harmful behavior. Join our Member Site today to take full advantage of Allies in Recovery’s program, including 8 video modules, two blogs, and dialogue with experts in the field of treatment and recovery. Learn more here: http://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits
49:40
December 15, 2017
PODCAST #35 Liar Liar, Pants On Fire!
This episode focuses on lying. It is well known that SUD often ushers in lies and more lies. Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall explore the phenomenon of lying, digging back into their own childhoods and trying to identify the roots of lying in adulthood. They look at how we, as the entourage of someone with SUD, can approach the fact of being lied to. We may not be able to prevent someone from lying, but we can learn how not to be thrown off or trapped in the net. Finally, they address the reality that many families are tempted to create their own web of lies in order to protect their Loved One struggling with addiction. Listen in! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. Visit alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today!
39:48
December 7, 2017
PODCAST #34 Heads Up: Tips for Families with a Loved One on the Recovery Path
In this episode, Annie and Laurie offer eye-opening tips for families who are affected by addiction—whether in the discovery phase, your loved one's already in treatment, or in recovery. Heads-Up tips include what to look for if you suspect your Loved One is struggling with a substance, to what to expect from those first calls home when they're in a treatment facility. Laurie and Annie discuss things they have learned along the way, as well as what they wish they’d known or been made aware of beforehand. Much helpful insight for those who are new or unsure of the dynamics they may encounter! Allies in Recovery offers affordable memberships to our exclusive member-only website. On our site, you will learn the CRAFT method which is an alternative to the conventional "intervention" so often seen on TV, and which simply fails to motivate our addicted loved ones, most of the time. Visit alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today!
58:13
December 1, 2017
PODCAST #33 Interview with Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Minerd
IIn today's episode, Annie and Laurie speak with Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Minerd, from the Columbus, Ohio area. Officer Minerd details what he sees in the field, related to addiction, crime and even issues with cartel. Without a personal recovery story of his own, he nevertheless shares a hopeful view that was spawned from listening to families who have been through the horror of addiction with a loved one. Officer Minerd runs the HOPE Task Force, which approaches families in addiction crisis, particularly in the aftermath of an overdose experience, to offer hope, compassion and resources for help versus punishment, shame or fear. Tune into this week's episode for an eye-opening conversation with an officer of the law who has seen just about everything! For unlimited access to Allies in Recovery's online learning platform featuring our 8 Video Modules, 3 blogs, podcasts and many other resources, join today. Learn more here (http://alliesinrecovery.net/) or sign up for our free gift offer and get a sample of our eLearning program for families here: http://alliesinrecovery.net/free-gift-offer/
47:55
November 24, 2017
PODCAST #32 Victimhood And Victimizing
What exactly IS victim mentality? Do you have it, do I? What is the definition of a victim? On this week's Coming Up for Air podcast, Laurie and Annie compare experiences of family and friendship that involved injury, disappointment and opportunities to stay down on the low road and wallow. Those along with experiences with a Loved One's struggle with SUD that are not personal, planned out attacks can tempt a person to feel defeated and suffer longer than we have to. One might get thrown under the bus, but we don't have to lay under it forever. We hope you will enjoy to this week's podcast conversation! Allies in Recovery is an online learning platform and community for families wanting to address the addiction of a loved one. Built on the foundation of a scientifically-validated program (CRAFT), Allies in Recovery is rooted in the firm belief that families can become effective, compassionate allies and guide their loved one towards recovery. To learn more or sign up for our free gift offer, visit: http://alliesinrecovery.net/free-gift-offer/
42:21
November 17, 2017
PODCAST #31 Interview with Richard Jones from the Recovery Cartel
This week Laurie and Annie welcome Richard Jones: counselor, therapist, coach and founder of Recovery Cartel to Coming up for Air. Richard is in long term recovery himself and has an experienced, compassionate and innovative approach to helping guide families who are affected by an addicted Loved One. He throws terms like "tough love" and "enabling" out the window and sets family members at ease—particularly distressed parents—to get involved, talking, and on the same page when it comes to helping the one they are so worried about find their way out of the depths of addiction. Tune in to this week's episode to learn his take on this compassionate, whole-family style of therapy, coaching and treatment! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn about membership and our free gift offer here: http://alliesinrecovery.net/free-gift-offer/
1:07:21
November 10, 2017
PODCAST #30 The Most Overlooked Resource: Family And Friends
Has anyone ever said to you, “There is nothing you can do or say that will change things"? Did it make you feel hopeless? powerless? We may be powerless over the disease but we can influence our Loved Ones. This has been studied and proven with CRAFT. Have you ever noticed it's often the same people who warn against enabling and yet try to convince you you're powerless? Isn't this a bit contradictory? In this episode, Annie & Laurie discuss the role of parents-spouses-friends——the most loving and caring people in the Loved One’s life, and the most likely to champion their success in recovery and treatment. Join the Allies in Recovery member site today for full, unlimited access to our e-learning platform, expert guidance, and the chance to connect with others in your situation. Learn about membership and our free gift offer here: http://alliesinrecovery.net/free-gift-offer/
36:11
November 3, 2017
PODCAST #29 Interview with Pam Rickard from the Herren Project
Today Pam Rickard is absolutely passionate about what she does - helping people with addiction and mental health for the Herren Project. She gives thanks for the judge who sentenced her to several months in jail for too many DUI's - this ended up being the beginning of her recovery. Rickard speaks about her life as a high-functioning alcholic who ran 7 marathons while still in active addiction.This interview with Laurie & Annie is both entertaining (Pam has a great sense of humor and ability to smile at herself) while also being extremely inspiring. A must hear! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/free-gift-offer/
1:14:01
October 26, 2017
PODCAST #28 Fake It 'Til You Make It
In this week's episode Annie and Laurie discuss what it means to be authentic, yet "fake it" until the feelings come organically -- regarding getting better, feeling positive, being friendly and making wise choices in difficult situations when everything in us wants to do something different (act out). Annie poses the question "Is it fake to have manners around someone who has treated you terribly?" Laurie gives scientific proof that we can actually elevate our moods and outlook by smiling, keeping a record of what we are grateful for and starting the day with a positive mind. Both agree being real is as necessary as "winging it" can sometimes be, to get better at handling very difficult situations, tune in for this very relatable episode! A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here. http://alliesinrecovery.net/
37:53
October 21, 2017
PODCAST #27 Codependency & Denial
PODCAST #27 Codependency & Denial by Allies in Recovery
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October 10, 2017
PODCAST #26 Mike Duggan—Wicked Sober
Mike Duggan from the State Without Stigma campaign and Wicked Sober, tells his personal story of addiction and speaks about his work and his passion. Mike is in long-term recovery himself and opens up about his own story. He expresses great hope for recovery and treatment for those who are ready to check out of the miserable life of addiction and into treatment. Tune in to this week's episode for a great insider view of what it's like in the depths of dependency, as well as the mindset of those who are prepared to find freedom and recovery from it! Allies in Recovery offers affordable memberships to our exclusive member-only website. On our site, you will learn the CRAFT method which is an alternative to the conventional "intervention" so often seen on TV, and which simply fails to motivate our addicted loved ones, most of the time. Visit alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today!
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October 9, 2017
PODCAST #25 CRISIS: How Do I Sit Through a Meeting When My Life is Falling Apart?
In this week's episode, Annie and Laurie recall times they have experienced "hit-the-ceiling" stress and crisis resulting from issues that surge out of a family member's addiction. Some of these crises were even life and death situations. Both reveal how they pulled themselves down in the moment, who helped, what helped, and what didn't help - including the "10 types of distorted thinking" that can arise in the midst of madness. Both have learned how to quickly come to a place of peace and to make smart decisions. Lots of information in this week's podcast for those times of Level 10 of stress, conflict and crisis! Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one.
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September 21, 2017
PODCAST #24 Empty Nest & SUD
In this week's show, Laurie and Annie respond to a Listener's message about life after SUD. When your Loved One goes off to treatment and recovery, life changes for everyone. The dynamics of an empty nest and absence of activity can have unexpected effects. Allowing ourselves time to process the changes and pursue new interests takes time, practice and sometimes therapy! For the full member package (eLearning for the family, specialized blogs, private journal, treatment resources...) join Allies in Recovery today! Learn more at http://alliesinrecovery.net/
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September 20, 2017
PODCAST #23 What's In Your Toolbox?
We all need tools for repairing, tweaking or rebuilding. In this episode Laurie and Annie discuss power tools for trying times, tools for moments of crisis and chaos and tools for triumphant, peaceful lives. Having a toolbox is important for "calming down our crazy" and finding gratitude in the good that comes from lives changed by the turmoil of SUD and difficult times in general. Allies in Recovery offers affordable memberships to our exclusive member-only website. On our site, you will learn the CRAFT method which is an alternative to the conventional "intervention" so often seen on TV, and which simply fails to motivate our addicted loved ones, most of the time. Visit http://alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today!
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September 1, 2017
PODCAST #22 Grief And Disappointment: the New Normal
In this episode of Coming Up for Air, Annie and Laurie cover the topic of grief and disappointment and elaborate on finding a new normal. Laurie covers the 5 stages of grief and introduces the concept of grieving someone still living. Both moms give examples of how they are making peace with how life was, versus what it has become after loss, change and having a Loved One struggles with SUD. Allies in Recovery offers affordable memberships to our exclusive member-only website. On our site, you will learn the CRAFT method which is an alternative to the conventional "intervention" so often seen on TV, and which simply fails to motivate our addicted loved ones, most of the time. Visit alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today!
47:33
August 18, 2017
PODCAST #21 Enabling Non Use
We've all heard of enabling use, but what about enabling non-use? In this week's podcast, Laurie and Annie discuss the positive power we have to influence our loved ones suffering from SUD, by enabling moments of non-use. Annie introduces 6 real life scenarios submitted from family members with examples of current family crisis or issues. Laurie gives the suggested CRAFT response to each. Modifying the behavior around a struggling loved one begins the process of moving the family forward. Listen in to hear real life situations you might relate to, with helpful ways to approach and respond! For the full member package (eLearning for the family, specialized blogs, private journal, treatment resources...) join Allies in Recovery today! Learn more at http://alliesinrecovery.net/
47:41
August 1, 2017
PODCAST #20 Interview with Lee Weber from Addictionblog
This week on Coming Up for Air, Laurie and Annie welcome Lee Weber of the Addiction Blog. With a readership of 2.5 million per month, contributors from all over the world with expert knowledge of addiction, alcoholism, SUD and recovery (including our own Dominique Simon-Levine, Founder of Allies in Recovery), Lee's work is affecting the lives of many. She brilliantly delivers her personal story, along with her years of knowledge and research for our audience in this episode packed full of hope, information and encouragement. We hope you will get as much out of it as we did! Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one.
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July 31, 2017
PODCAST #19 Interview with Activist Alicia Cook
This week's episode of Coming up for Air may have had some technical difficulty, but Laurie and Annie powered through it to welcome their guest The Alicia Cook! Alicia Cook is an established writer and award-winning activist from New Jersey. Her work has appeared on the Huffington Post, CNN, USA Today, Teen Vogue, and many more. She gained international attention with the publication of her essay “The Other Side of Addiction“, which explores how the family is affected by addiction. Cook is extremely active in her efforts to combat the heroin epidemic, including writing, podcast appearances, and speaking to students and their parents. PBS Executive Producer, Steve Rogers, created an episode of his Emmy-nominated documentary series, “Here’s the Story” around Cook and her efforts entitled “A Family Disease.” The episode was dedicated to Cook’s cousin, Jessica, who passed away from a drug overdose in 2006. The episode was officially selected in the New Jersey Recovery Film Festival in 2017. Become a member of Allies in Recovery today and learn a proven method for how to unblock the situation and guide your addicted loved one towards treatment: http://alliesinrecovery.net/
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July 24, 2017
PODCAST #18 Good-time Charlies: A Conversation on Addiction, Shame & Recovery with Rob Koebel
On this week's Coming up for Air, Laurie and Annie welcome guest Rob Koebel to discuss his past experiences with alcoholism and where he is in his recovery today. Koebel is an award-winning journalist, actor, writer, host and voice-over artist. His journalism work has been recognized by Emmy awards, Associated Press and an Edward R Murrow award. After experiencing a very public embarrassment, Rob has been making the climb upward and onward to help others see what is behind the face of the "Good Time Charlie" drinkers and the effects they may have on their Loved Ones. Great episode for those who know and love or might be someone who is known as the life of the party! Allies in Recovery offers affordable memberships to our exclusive member-only website. On our site, you will learn the CRAFT method which is an alternative to the conventional "intervention" so often seen on TV, and which simply fails to motivate our addicted loved ones, most of the time. Visit alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today!
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July 16, 2017
PODCAST #17 Interview With Laurie's Son Tommy
In today's episode, Laurie's son Tommy opens up about his experience with SUD. Listen to his moving account of surviving a terrifying overdose and his thoughts for teens and young adults. Tommy also elaborates on what he feels parents new to this situation ought to know... This is a strong, raw, realistic conversation that gives much insight and HOPE! Allies in Recovery offers affordable memberships to our exclusive member-only website. On our site, you will learn the CRAFT method which is an alternative to the conventional "intervention" so often seen on TV, and which simply fails to motivate our addicted loved ones, most of the time. Visit http://alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today!
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July 10, 2017
PODCAST #16 Interview with Annie's Son
On this week's Coming Up for Air podcast, Annie and Laurie talk with Annie's son Elliot, whose opiate dependency and recovery is detailed in Annie's book "Unhooked." Elliot opens up with an honest, raw perspective of where a son or daughter's mind might be while in active addiction, what would have helped from his point of view, what to not take personally as the parent of someone struggling deep in SUD. He also tells us what life looks like for someone in their 20's pursuing sobriety yet wanting a fun, active lifestyle. We hope you will gain lots of insight from this week's episode through the eyes of one who went to the depths of darkness in his addiction and found his way to treatment and recovery.• Become a member of Allies in Recovery today and learn a proven method for how to unblock the situation and guide your addicted loved one towards treatment: http://alliesinrecovery.net/
57:00
June 23, 2017
PODCAST #15 Silver Linings - Our New Playbook
Can good possibly come in the midst of terrible crisis, chaos and despair? While Annie and Laurie agree that they wouldn't wish a loved one's struggling with SUD on any family, they also agree that it can prompt positive growth, pruning and weeding, purging and healthy family development. Strength can emerge from the depths of this adversity. This week's discussion revolves around personal growth that has come from facing the affliction of their sons' addiction. Both give examples of how their sons have matured into men and how society as a whole is being called to health, truth and compassion. Join in and send us your thoughts about this week's Coming Up for Air! For the full member package (eLearning for the family, specialized blogs, private journal, treatment resources...) join Allies in Recovery today! Learn more at http://alliesinrecovery.net/
46:24
April 11, 2017
PODCAST #14 Stories Of Stigma
Can good possibly come in the midst of terrible crisis, chaos and despair? While Annie and Laurie agree that they would wish a Loved One's struggling with SUD on no family, they also agree that it can prompt positive growth,pruning and weeding, purging and healthy family development. Strength can emerge from the depths of this adversity. This week's discussion revolves around personal growth that has come from facing the affliction of their sons' addiction. Both give examples of how their sons have matured into men and how society as a whole is being called to health, truth and compassion. Join in and send us your thoughts about this week's Coming Up for Air! Join us today to take advantage of the numerous benefits of being an Allies in Recovery member. Learn more at http://alliesinrecovery.net/
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April 10, 2017
PODCAST #13 A House Divided Stands No Chance
This week Annie and Laurie invite Laurie's husband Trevor and Annie's ex-husband Elliot Sr. to the podcast to discuss being on the same page during crisis and decisions. The conversation touches on blended families, exposing siblings to potentially dangerous behaviors, intrusions from others, being in agreement and being divorced-yet-not-divided. They all agree that division opens the door for manipulation.   Coming Up for Air brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. AlliesInRecovery.net is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one.
55:52
April 9, 2017
PODCAST #12 Trigger Happy
Laurie and Annie explore what it means to be triggered. Annie takes to the public to poll people about being triggered. Both give examples and explanations of how they perceive heated situations and how they are best dealt with. Laurie speaks, for example, about driving through a neighborhood that sparks the memory of her son's drug use, and how this can still produce anxiety for her. The episode ends with the topic of drinking reactivating the disease of addiction, and whether it's a trigger to drink around loved ones who have struggled with SUD. Join Allies in Recovery today and become part of a growing community of families learning how to become an ally to their addicted loved one. http://alliesinrecovery.net/
51:41
April 8, 2017
PODCAST #11 Enabling Use
Annie and Laurie compare experiences of enabling use. They offer a short quiz on signs of enabling and discuss better ways of managing situations that might require lending a hand. To learn more about Allies in Recovery, the sponsor of Coming Up for Air, or to join our member site, visit AlliesinRecovery.net today. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #enabling #addiction
43:46
April 7, 2017
PODCAST #10 Feelings, Nothing More..
Laurie and Annie elaborate on the effects and responses to surging emotions that are common when dealing with SUD and in other areas of human interaction. Why do we have feelings? And how much weight to we give them? To become a member of Allies in Recovery and learn CRAFT for the Family Member, visit AlliesinRecovery.net today! http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #emotions #SUD #feelings #addiction #opioids
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April 6, 2017
PODCAST #9 Leave Your Drama To The Llama
This week, Annie and Laurie analyze the meaning of drama with examples from people asked in an entertaining poll in the public. Both discuss issues of drama within family, friendships, not getting sucked in and who at times can actually be drama!*** Coming Up for Air brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Allies in Recovery offers affordable memberships to our exclusive member-only website. On our site, you will learn the CRAFT method which is an alternative to the conventional "intervention" so often seen on TV, and which simply fails to motivate our addicted loved ones, most of the time. Visit alliesinrecovery.net/ for more information, to sign up for Module 1 for free, or to join today! #FamilyDrama #Drama #friendships #addiction #family
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April 5, 2017
PODCAST #8 Manipulation
This week, Laurie and Annie discuss experiences with manipulation. How do we recognize manipulation when it's present? How do we as affected family actually manipulate as well? Coming Up for Air brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. AlliesInRecovery.net is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #manipulation #addiction
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April 4, 2017
PODCAST #7 The CRAFT Method With Dominique Simon-Levine
Dominique Simon-Levine, creator and founder of Allies in Recovery.net is this week's special guest. Dominique is an expert in the CRAFT method for guiding an addicted loved one towards treatment and recovery. "You don't want to detach regardless of what's happening ..... You want to stay engaged. Yes, you want to step away and be neutral when you see them using .... but you're not going to go very far...." Coming Up for Air brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Become a member of Allies in Recovery today and learn a proven method for how to unblock the situation and guide your addicted loved one towards treatment: http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #Selfcare #CRAFTintervention #addiction #familysupport #opioids
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April 3, 2017
PODCAST #6 Slogans - The Language Of Recovery
In this episode, Annie and Laurie discuss the familiar anecdotes of recovery (such as "the 3 C's," "Do the next right thing" and "They have to really, reaaally want it!" etc.). Each shares compelling personal examples of how applying these slogans/ideas can be strength-giving, encouraging, empowering and can give wisdom through the tough days. Coming Up for AiR brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. AlliesInRecovery.net is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #Slogans #wisdom #ToughDays #addiction #Opioids
55:24
April 2, 2017
PODCAST #5 Support Groups
Laurie and Annie compare support group experiences as well as what is helpful when you first find out, or if you're going through it alone. Coming Up for Air brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. AlliesInRecovery.net is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #addiction #SupportGroups #opioidCrisis
59:52
April 1, 2017
PODCAST #4 Goals as a Family Member
Annie and Laurie open up about where the focus was when addiction first presented in their sons, all the way through to where their goals and focuses are now -  with a short quiz on where you might be in the stressful process. (It is a process!) Become a member of Allies in Recovery today and learn a proven method for how to unblock the situation and guide your addicted loved one towards treatment: http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #addiction #stress #opioidCrisis #RecoveryisaProcess
44:21
March 31, 2017
PODCAST #3 Consistent Forgiveness
This week, Laurie and Annie dive deep into the role forgiveness plays, relating to addiction and the road to recovery.  This episode explores frequent forgiveness for a loved one who is acting out in the disease, as well as personal examples of forgiving others who made it worse along the way. Annie and Laurie end the episode with a discussion of the reasons they needed to forgive themselves. Coming Up for Air brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. AlliesInRecovery.net is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #forgiveness #RoadtoRecovery #addiction #AddictionisaDisease #opioidCrisis
44:30
March 30, 2017
PODCAST #2 Friends' And Family's Reactions
Annie and Laurie open up about parallel issues that can arise through the worst of times.  As they managed their homes with their sons' addiction raging, they also had to deal with what was going on on other fronts: crisis, chaos, conflicts, the good, the bad and the unexpected that happened alongside the central struggle. Join us today to take advantage of the numerous benefits of being an Allies in Recovery member. Learn more at http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #OpioidCrisis #Chaos #addiction #conflict #WorstofTimes
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March 29, 2017
PODCAST #1 Intro Annie And Laurie's Stories
In this episode, Laurie and Annie briefly introduce themselves and discuss backgrounds, family dynamics and open up about their lives leading up to and through their experience with the national opiate crisis entering their lives. Two very different paths leading to the same journey of recovery. Their compelling stories validate the idea that addiction is a disease and it’s a family disease that can happen to any family in any community. We must recover together. Coming Up for Air brings together two inspiring moms, for thoughtful discussion of topics pertaining to addiction in the family. Both Annie Highwater and Laurie MacDougall have adult sons in recovery from opiate addiction. They also consider themselves to be in recovery, and have made self-care a central goal of their lives. Both use the CRAFT approach for addiction in the family. Allies in Recovery has made these podcasts available to the public in the hopes that you will relate to the experiences described by Laurie and Annie, that you will learn from them and be reminded that you are not alone. AlliesInRecovery.net is the online home for families dealing with a loved one's addiction. We teach the CRAFT method of intervention, based on communication techniques, self-awareness and bridge-building with your addicted loved one. http://alliesinrecovery.net/ #AddictionisaDisease #opioidCrisis, #familystories #addiction #Drugs
51:48
March 28, 2017