69 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/

Coming Up for Air — Families Speak to Families about Addictio‪n‬ Allies in Recovery

    • Relationships
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

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 #69 — You're Gonna Be Lousy At It, At First: Reflective Listening, Intentional Dialogue and How to Vastly Improve Communications with Just About Everybody

    Podcast #69 — You're Gonna Be Lousy At It, At First: Reflective Listening, Intentional Dialogue and How to Vastly Improve Communications with Just About Everybody

    If you've ever felt baffled or enraged by communicating with a loved one, you're sure to appreciate this episode. Peer Recovery specialist Laurie MacDougall is joined by Imago Relationship therapist Kayla Solomon and Allies in Recovery's chief editor, Isabel Cooney, for an eye-opening dive into Reflective Listening. What is it? How does it work? What are the benefits for you, and the person you're reflectively listening to? And why does Kayla believe in it so much that she says she'd use it if someone were pointing a gun at her?

    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 hr 5 min
    Podcast #66 From Mother to Resource — with Cheryl Juaire

    Podcast #66 From Mother to Resource — with Cheryl Juaire

    (45:56)  In this episode Cheryl Juaire joins Laurie to share her personal journey through heartache and grief after losing her son to SUD. She details the steps in her grief and how community helped her get a new perspective on life with grief. Inspired by her participation in a group for mothers who've lost children to SUD, she created a sharing platform called TEAM SHARING. Through social networking, community activism, grief services and advocacy, TEAM SHARING provides support and friendship to grieving families while working to raise awareness of SUD and its impact on our communities. 

    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.

    • 48 min
    podcast #68 — how do alanon / naranon differ from craft? an in-depth comparison

    podcast #68 — how do alanon / naranon differ from craft? an in-depth comparison

    (1 hour 1 min) Kayla Solomon joins Laurie MacDougall to address the question, “How do Alanon / Naranon differ from CRAFT?” 

    The two most common approaches for family members dealing with SUD are broken down and compared. Listen to this in-depth discussion on the differences, and a few similarities, between CRAFT and Alanon/Naranon.

    Which approach discourages continued interaction with your LO?
    Which one encourages you to reflect upon both the family member's role and the LO's behaviors?
    Which one gives you a toolkit for staying in touch and building a bridge with your LO?

    You can't afford not to listen to this episode!

    Topics in this post: Al-Anon, CRAFT 101, Self-help groups

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Podcast #67 — Positive Change with Tommy Joyce, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

    Podcast #67 — Positive Change with Tommy Joyce, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

    In this episode, Tommy Joyce, Director of Recovery Support Services at the East Bay Recovery Center, comes on the show to share his recovery journey and how he came to be an ally to people with SUD. He responds to the question: “What are Recovery Communities and Certified Peer Recovery Specialists?”  We also get insight into his work, and his perspective on the current drug-use crisis.

    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.

    • 53 min
    Podcast #65 What is Peer Support? — With Thrive CEO Brian Bailys

    Podcast #65 What is Peer Support? — With Thrive CEO Brian Bailys

    In today's episode of Coming Up for Air, Annie Highwater focuses on peer support. She interviews Brian Bailys, Thrive CEO and creator of Ascent.

    Ascent - Regain Control is a patient support mobile app designed to help people in recovery walk the path to sobriety.   Ascent also is an in-person peer recovery coaching service and an emergency room peer support service. Listen in to learn more about peer recovery coaching and Thrive Peer Support.

    Learn more about Thrive @ thrivepeersupport.org
    Check out the Ascent - Regain Control app here or get in touch hello@ascent-program.com

    Warmest thanks you to Annie for her inspiring words, her dedication and her enthusiasm. Click here for more Coming Up for Air episodes.

    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.

    • 37 min
    Podcast #64 The 5-Actions Program — A Self-Guided Roadmap Out of Addiction

    Podcast #64 The 5-Actions Program — A Self-Guided Roadmap Out of Addiction

    In this new Coming Up for Air episode, Allies in Recovery guest blogger and creator of REST, Laurie MacDougall, interviews Dr. John Fitzgerald.

    Dr. John Fitzgerald recently launched the 5-Actions Program with the support of the state of New Mexico. The 5-Actions Program is an educational online program to help people understand and overcome addiction.
    Check out this incredible resource at nm5actions.com. Free for all New Mexico residents.

    If you are not a resident of New Mexico, contact us here to express your interest (please provide zip code in your message). We're hoping many more states will follow NM's lead and we're collecting requests from all over the country!

    You can also head to John's website, addictionhelp.org and read about 5-actions and his eye-opening approach for long-lasting change and well-being.

    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 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Mom whisper ,

Great Resource

A key find for anyone struggling with helping a loved one that is suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder and all that goes with it. Highly recommend!

Poopnie ,

Empowering resource

I’m getting lot of help from this pod. My partner suffers from alcoholism. This info is more useful and empowering for me than that offered in Alanon.

pdoyle1 ,

valuable support for families with addiction

As a clinical social worker and family addiction coach I love everything about Allies in Recovery; including this podcast. With a 70% success rate of a loved one entering treatment, CRAFT is an approach my families find extremely valuable. Hearing from others through this podcast series who have recovered from the impact of addiction is useful on many levels. Well done Annie and Laurie!

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