64 episodes

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.

My Child & ADDICTIO‪N‬ Parents

    • Parenting
    • 4.8 • 59 Ratings

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.

    High Anxiety

    High Anxiety

    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.

    • 58 min
    Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Todd Whitmer

    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.

    • 13 min
    The Holidays!

    The Holidays!

    During this Parent Support Group meeting, the parents tackle the challenges of the holiday season with 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 Luke Stopper, a clinician with Caron Treatment Centers.

    • 57 min
    Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Luke Stopper

    Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Luke Stopper

    Caron Treatment Centers’ Luke Stopper answers questions about specialized treatment for adolescents, whether treatment at the earliest possible time is best and the increased use of medications.

    • 15 min
    Parental Differences

    Parental Differences

    During this Parent Support Group meeting, the topic is Parental Differences — how parents manage different approaches and, "getting on the same page,” to better deal with their children. 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 Dr Michael McCormick, a physician with Caron Treatment Centers.

    • 1 hr
    Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Dr Michael McCormick

    Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Dr Michael McCormick

    Caron Treatment Centers’ Dr Michael McCormick answers questions about the current use of medications in the treatment of addiction and other mental health conditions.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Hooperbird ,

Love these people

I have felt so alone - this has been so helpful thank you.

shihtzumom19 ,

So Helpful

I’m so thankful I found this podcast. It’s hard to find reliable help for us parents.

Gir freak1244567! ,

Not alone

The resources out there are hard to navigate. Especially when you have a 22-year-old daughter addicted to fentanyl .. where do I turn. Hospital visit after hospital visit detox OD suicide attempts only to be sent home.I will take from this podcast what I can to get help maybe for myself initially. I’m lost

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