60 episodes

This podcast series addresses topics relevant to families dealing with a loved one's addiction.

We are sponsored by AlliesinRecovery.net, *the* premier learning platform for friends/families seeking to become an effective Ally for their loved one. We teach a proven method of intervention that encourages treatment.

On AlliesinRecovery.net you'll find eLearning modules, expert hand-tailored guidance, specialized blogs, information on treatment options, and more. Learn about our membership packages on https://alliesinrecovery.net/

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This podcast series addresses topics relevant to families dealing with a loved one's addiction.

We are sponsored by AlliesinRecovery.net, *the* premier learning platform for friends/families seeking to become an effective Ally for their loved one. We teach a proven method of intervention that encourages treatment.

On AlliesinRecovery.net you'll find eLearning modules, expert hand-tailored guidance, specialized blogs, information on treatment options, and more. Learn about our membership packages on https://alliesinrecovery.net/

    Podcast #60 DBT Part II — The Story of DBT

    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 hr 9 min
    Podcast #59 What Is DBT and Who Can It Help? Interview with Lisa Bond

    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 hr 2 min
    Podcast #58 Unpacking Module 3: What's Happening When My Loved One Uses?

    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.
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    • 33 min
    Podcast #57 I'm Desperate to Save My Loved One's Life

    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 min
    Podcast #56 Sam Quinones Speaks About his Award-Winning Book, Dreamland

    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 hr 7 min
    Podcast #55 Dominique Simon-Levine—Attaching & Detaching—What Does This Even Mean?

    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 min

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