My Child & Addiction - A Parent-to-Parent Podcast, was conceived and developed by three fathers whose children are addicts. Joined by several other parent support group participants, their hope is that by sharing their stories other parents and family members are offered a little encouragement and heartfelt support as we all travel this most challenging journey together. You are not alone.
A Good Day
During this month’s Parent Support Group meeting, the parents explore the different ways A Good Day can look and feel when parenting a child with substance use disorder or other mental health issues. The group connected via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic and includes mothers and fathers, some in recovery, married and not, with teenage to adult children. The parents are joined in this meeting by Caron Treatment Centers’ Harry Cunnane, co-author of the recently published UNDER OUR ROOF, A SON’S BATTLE FOR RECOVERY, A MOTHER’S BATTLE FOR HER SON.
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Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Harry Cunnane
Caron Treatment Centers’ Harry Cunnane answers questions about the memoir he co-wrote with his mother, what drove him to work in the treatment field and and tailoring treatment options for individual patients.
During this Parent Support Group meeting, the parents discuss how they have adjusted their expectations, both for their children and themselves, as they cope with the realities of parenting a child with substance use disorder or other mental health issues. The parents are joined in this meeting by clinical psychologist Dr. Maggie Tipton, Director of Psychological Services, Caron Treatment Centers. The group connected via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Dr. Maggie Tipton
Caron Treatment Centers’ Dr Maggie Tipton answers questions from parents about the potential benefits of family therapy, better understanding the differences between drug addiction and mental health conditions and the role of clinical psychologists in treatment.
During this Parent Support Group meeting, the parents discuss how they cope with the anxiety associated with parenting a child who has substance use disorder or other mental health issues. The group connected via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic and includes mothers and fathers, some in recovery, married and not, with teenage to adult children. The parents are joined in this meeting by Todd Whitmer, Regional Vice President, Caron Treatment Centers.
Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Todd Whitmer
Caron Treatment Centers’ Todd Whitmer answers questions from parents about treatment during the pandemic, care tailored to meet the needs of different patient groups and his own continuous long term sobriety.
I’ve read a lot of books, made hundreds of calls, spent weeks on the internet. Thank goodness a kind person I met in my first NarAnon meeting directed me to this podcast. The authenticity and honesty of the parents in this room have helped me so much. I realize my problems are not unique. I know I’m not alone, and I know from listening to these people that I can find hope and light in my own life no matter what. Thank you!
So unbelievably helpful.
Can’t thank you all enough.
A True Gift For Parents
My son turned eighteen back in treatment after living on the streets and burning all bridges including no longer being allowed on our property or in our house for a shower and meal. As much as I’ve worked on my recovery the pain was real and huge for a solid two weeks. This touched on everything I’ve been feeling or have ever felt.
Just because he’s not where he wants to be or us doesn’t mean great things aren’t possible. Today or 30 years from now.
I am so grateful for this podcast. I found it in my darkest of days when my child was in treatment. I cherish each episode and find comfort, solace, hope and aid in each episode. My boy has been sober for 31 months. I recommend this to everyone that calls me. (Because when your world blows up chances are your whole community knows) keep it up! Thank You!