230 episodes

Hopestream is the defacto resource for parents who have a teen or young adult child who's misusing drugs or alcohol, hosted by Brenda Zane. Brenda is a Mayo Clinic Certified health & wellness coach, CRAFT-trained Parent Coach, and mom of a son who nearly lost his life to addiction. Guests include addiction, prevention, and treatment experts, family members impacted by their loved one's substance use, and wellness and self-care specialists. You'll also hear heartfelt messages from me, your host. It's a safe, nurturing respite from the chaos and confusion you live with. We gather in our private communities between the episodes, The Stream for moms and The Woods for dads. Learn more at www.hopestreamcommunity.org.

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction Brenda Zane

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 184 Ratings

Hopestream is the defacto resource for parents who have a teen or young adult child who's misusing drugs or alcohol, hosted by Brenda Zane. Brenda is a Mayo Clinic Certified health & wellness coach, CRAFT-trained Parent Coach, and mom of a son who nearly lost his life to addiction. Guests include addiction, prevention, and treatment experts, family members impacted by their loved one's substance use, and wellness and self-care specialists. You'll also hear heartfelt messages from me, your host. It's a safe, nurturing respite from the chaos and confusion you live with. We gather in our private communities between the episodes, The Stream for moms and The Woods for dads. Learn more at www.hopestreamcommunity.org.

    Coaching Episode: A Season of Grief and Loss Reveals the Seeds of Hope, with Leah

    Coaching Episode: A Season of Grief and Loss Reveals the Seeds of Hope, with Leah

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:We all have more going on in our lives than just kids who are misusing substances. But Leah is currently facing an overload of grief and loss including caring for her father-in-law through in-home hospice, the loss of her first grandchild as a newborn, and now caring in-home for her mother and sister-in-law, both of whom are suffering from alzheimers and dementia. Her oldest son, who’s been struggling with substance misuse for eight years, has recently been expressing suicid...

    • 47 min
    Filling the Accountability Gap: Taking Parents Out Of Being The “Sobriety Police,” with AJ Diaz

    Filling the Accountability Gap: Taking Parents Out Of Being The “Sobriety Police,” with AJ Diaz

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:When AJ Diaz left his sober living home after a year-long stay, he got the same thing everyone else did - a sheet of paper that essentially said, "Here is your relapse prevention plan.We wish you the best." AJ felt in his gut this was insufficient to support people in early recovery, and after years of working in the field, he now knows he was right. AJ says staying sober within the four walls of treatment isn’t all that hard. Individuals receive hot meals, suppo...

    • 49 min
    Letters To My Son In Prison: A Father’s Spiritual Path Through Unthinkable Tragedy, with Ken Guidroz

    Letters To My Son In Prison: A Father’s Spiritual Path Through Unthinkable Tragedy, with Ken Guidroz

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:Ken Guidroz's son hit a Los Angeles bicyclist while high on heroin, killing the man before his body hit the ground. Ken's son fled the scene but turned himself in less than 24 hours later.What followed this tragic accident was a long period of pain and loss not only for the widow of the deceased but for Ken's entire family, as his son was sentenced to years in prison. Ken had given much of his life to God, making sacrifices to serve nearly a decade as leader of congregations...

    • 43 min
    Gone in a Snap: Inside Snapchat’s Teen Opioid Crisis, with Paul Solotaroff

    Gone in a Snap: Inside Snapchat’s Teen Opioid Crisis, with Paul Solotaroff

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:Over 35 years of reporting on the terrible consequences of both drugs and the war on drugs, Pulitzer Prize finalist Paul Solotaroff developed deep contacts with DEA, Homeland Security, and other branches of law enforcement across the country. Paul had already seen the deadly wave of fentanyl-spiked heroin in 2013-2014, so when a top official at the DOJ called him last year sounding more desperate than ever before, he knew there was a serious crisis. Paul was info...

    • 46 min
    Of Course Your Kid Doesn’t Want To Go To Treatment; Meeting Treatment-Resistant Youth With The CRAFT Approach, with Lara Okoloko

    Of Course Your Kid Doesn’t Want To Go To Treatment; Meeting Treatment-Resistant Youth With The CRAFT Approach, with Lara Okoloko

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:Lara Okoloko wants parents to understand something important:The majority of treatment options were designed for older adults with severe substance use disorders. She says we shouldn’t be surprised that young people with mild to moderate disorders are not interested in identifying with a permanent label of “addict” or “alcoholic” and swearing lifelong abstinence.The standardization of treatment for older adults has also led parents to believe that anyone with a substance use...

    • 46 min
    Do I Really Need A Community? Who is Hopestream for? All The Answers You Need, with Cathy Cioth

    Do I Really Need A Community? Who is Hopestream for? All The Answers You Need, with Cathy Cioth

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:If you’re a loyal podcast listener, or just new to our space, you might be curious about what the Hopestream Community membership is all about, and if it would be helpful for you. Because we get questions about this all the time, Hopestream co-founder, Cathy Cioth and I decided to dedicate an episode to answering them. We cover questions like, is my kid bad enough (or too bad) for this community? What if my kid is already in treatment and I have great support there? Wha...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Joyful Courage ,

So powerful

I love this podcast. I work with parents of teens and use this pod to support me in helping the clients I have with kids who are experimenting/exploring substances. Brenda’s knowledge - learned and through experience - coupled with her compassion and grounded energy makes it easy to feel encouraged and empowered as a listener. Thank you for this incredible resource ❤️

sprieess ,

Amazing resource

This is filled with very helpful tips for parents. I am excited that they became a nonprofit organization.

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A thoughtful podcast, helping to guide parents through a difficult time

Wish I had known about this a year ago. If you have a child struggling with addiction, this podcast is for you. I have learned so much even from the few episodes I have listened to. It’s insightful, helpful and helps to remind me I’m not alone.

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