10 episodes

Addiction and the Family is a podcast by and for family members of anyone with an addiction. We are working to bring experience, strength, and realistic hope so that you and your family can find recovery together. We do this through interviews with family members, people in recovery, and professionals who work with addiction every day. We also bring you research-backed information and practical ideas born of real-life experience.
We are currently publishing on a monthly basis, with new episodes released near the end of each month.

Addiction and the Family Casey Arrillaga and Kira Arrillaga

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Addiction and the Family is a podcast by and for family members of anyone with an addiction. We are working to bring experience, strength, and realistic hope so that you and your family can find recovery together. We do this through interviews with family members, people in recovery, and professionals who work with addiction every day. We also bring you research-backed information and practical ideas born of real-life experience.
We are currently publishing on a monthly basis, with new episodes released near the end of each month.

    Episode 10: Resilience

    Episode 10: Resilience

    We examine the vital human trait of resilience, how it shows up in recovery, how to recognize it, and how to get better at it. Recovery pioneer and positive psychology expert Dr. Jason Powers offers his insights.
    Special Guest: Dr. Jason Powers .
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    • 32 min
    Episode 9: A Mother-Daughter Story

    Episode 9: A Mother-Daughter Story

    13-year-old Izzy has heard her mother, Jules, tell her story of addiction and recovery, but they have never talked through Izzy's side of things until this in-depth and emotional interview. See firsthand how addiction can affect a family, and how to find deeper levels of healing.
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    • 41 min
    Episode 8: The Relapse Epsiode

    Episode 8: The Relapse Epsiode

    We take on the "R" word. We see what relapse is, how it happens, and what family can and can't do about it – including how to prepare. We see that relapse into old behaviors is a pitfall for families, too. We ask people in recovery if relapse is really part of recovery.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 7: How Change Happens

    Episode 7: How Change Happens

    In this episode, we explore how people make changes in their lives, such as finding and sustaining recovery. We hear not only theory, but also the personal experience of people talking about different stages in their recovery journey.
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    Episode 6: Finding Peace as an Adult Child of Addiction

    Episode 6: Finding Peace as an Adult Child of Addiction

    We talk to Lauren, an adult child of addiction, about her experience and how she is finding greater peace today. We hear how she is changing family patterns and what she wants to tell her kids as they grow up. We discuss what family members can and can't do to help if they see this in their own families. The episode includes brief interviews with others in recovery about what helped them most in dealing with family members struggling with addiction.
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    • 41 min
    Episode 5: Addiction and the Brain

    Episode 5: Addiction and the Brain

    In this episode, we explore the neuroscience of addiction through an entertaining and informative presentation given at a family workshop. We learn why addiction is called a disease, what's happening in the brain, and common risk factors.
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

emmajay91 ,

5 Stars!

Casey and Kira put in so much work into these podcasts and it totally shows! They are AMAZING human beings and have so much experience strength and real life hope to give! Listen to these, you will NOT be disappointed!

GardenMom56 ,

Great Beginning

This was a great first episode. Nice introduction to Casey and Kira and what they have to offer on this important subject. Being from a family with it’s fair share of addiction, I’m looking forward to the next podcast and more insight. I love that the music is written by Casey also!! Adds a special touch to the feel of the podcast.

Sally Spencer-Thomas ,

These are conversations we need to be having!

THANK YOU Casey and Kira for opening the dialogue around these massively important issues that impact so many families. Your work is making a difference to many. Keep up the great work!

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