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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, Parent Coach, and mom of a son who nearly lost his life to addiction. Guests include experts in addiction, prevention, and treatment, 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 day-to-day chaos and confusion you're living with. After the episodes join me and a tribe of fierce mommas who are all in this together at www.thestreamcommunity.com.

Hopestream for parenting kids through drug use and addiction Brenda Zane

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 36 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, Parent Coach, and mom of a son who nearly lost his life to addiction. Guests include experts in addiction, prevention, and treatment, 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 day-to-day chaos and confusion you're living with. After the episodes join me and a tribe of fierce mommas who are all in this together at www.thestreamcommunity.com.

    Demystifying Co-Occurring Mental Heath and Substance Use Disorders, Answers to All Your Questions with Maryann Badenoch, The Partnership To End Addiction

    Demystifying Co-Occurring Mental Heath and Substance Use Disorders, Answers to All Your Questions with Maryann Badenoch, The Partnership To End Addiction

    Host: Brenda Zane, www.brendazane.com
    Guest: Mary Ann Badenoch, LPC, MAC, Clinical Director, Peer and Group Services at The Partnership To End Addiction
    Show notes: www.brendazane.com/hopestream/89
    Free e-book: www.brendazane.com/hindsight
    The Stream, a community for moms: www.thestreamcommunity.com

    When a parent hears "co-occurring disorder" from a therapeutic professional it can be scary, daunting and extremely confusing. Mental health disorders commonly accompany substance use in teens and young adults, and vice versa, yet it's hard to know which is which, is one more "primary" and how in the world do you go about treating one or both? 

    Because co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are more common than not, I invited one of the field's leading professionals to join me for a conversation to demystify this diagnosis and help parents find their footing. 

    Mary Ann Badenoch is a mental health professional who truly understands mental health and substance use because she's a person in long-term recovery herself. Mary Ann heads up a caring and compassionate team of specialists and volunteers at The Partnership to End Addiction, where I have the pleasure of volunteering as a parent coach and support group facilitator. 

    You'll hear  Mary Ann clarify things like;
    how common is it that a young person has both a mental health and substance use disorder?why do they commonly go hand-in-hand?how can parents start to detect these issues and how do you go about finding the right mental health professional to help?what are the risk factors for people who have co-occurring disorders? how do you differentiate normal teenage changes from more serious mental health issues?what are questions parents should ask a treatment program to make sure they'll be able to treat both SUD and mental health disorders? can adolescents and young adults be on medications for SUD and mental health at the same time? and her words of hope for parentsDo not miss this gold-mine of information from an industry expert - and one of the most compassionate people working to help teens and young adults heal from mental health and substance use disorders.

    • 53 min
    Preparing For And Enjoying Holidays and Special Occasions With Complex Family Situations, with Lisa Pepper-Satkin

    Preparing For And Enjoying Holidays and Special Occasions With Complex Family Situations, with Lisa Pepper-Satkin

    Host: Brenda Zane, www.brendazane.com
    Guest: Lisa Pepper-Satkin, www.lisapeppersatkin.com
    Show notes: www.brendazane.com/hopestream/88
    Free e-book: www.brendazane.com/hindsight
    The Stream, a community for moms: www.thestreamcommunity.com
    Get my weekly email: www.brendazane.com/email

    Holidays and special occasions can go from being magical, fun times with family to days we approach with apprehension and even dread when complicated family dynamics are at play. 

    These feelings couldn't be more present than for parents who have kids struggling with substance use and addiction or who are currently away from home in a treatment program. And for moms and dads whose kids are newly sober - or trying to be - the strain and anticipation of all that might go wrong are next-level.

    In this episode with therapeutic coach and consultant Lisa Pepper Satkin, we explore why holidays and special occasions can be so stressful and share ways to prepare better and approach them to keep our emotions and expectations in check.

    It's one you'll want to listen to before Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any day that brings tension to your home and body.  You'll walk away with tools to help if you're trying to decide how to "do" holidays right now, learn ways to prepare instead of being blindsided, and hear how your mindset can make all the difference.

    • 49 min
    Coaching Episode #1: Navigating The Transition To Home Life After Treatment

    Coaching Episode #1: Navigating The Transition To Home Life After Treatment

    Host: Brenda Zane, www.brendazane.com
    Show notes: www.brendazane.com/hopestream/87
    Free e-book: www.brendazane.com/hindsight
    The Stream, a community for moms: www.thestreamcommunity.com
    Get my Wednesday email: www.brendazane.com/email

    Welcome to the first coaching episode, these are meant to be another tool in your toolbox as you hear how other families are navigating life, straight from their homes.

    Today I have the honor of coaching Casie around the various challenges she and her husband face now that their 19-year-old son is home from treatment and living with them. It's a tricky time of transition with a young adult who has been away at wilderness therapy, residential treatment, transitional living, and sober living...whew!

    Casie generously opened our session to you as a way to help you gain ideas for living with a newly-sober young adult and she was transparent about her struggles as a mom whose tendency is to "fix." 

    • 39 min
    Owen Fielding of NET Recovery: The Drug-Free, Non-Traditional Treatment That Bypasses Withdrawal Torture and Restores Choice For Those Trapped In Addiction

    Owen Fielding of NET Recovery: The Drug-Free, Non-Traditional Treatment That Bypasses Withdrawal Torture and Restores Choice For Those Trapped In Addiction

    Host: Brenda Zane, www.brendazane.com
    Guest: Owen Fielding, NET Recovery
    Show notes: www.brendazane.com/hopestream/86
    Free e-book: www.brendazane.com/hindsight
    The Stream, a community for moms: www.thestreamcommunity.com
    Get my weekly email: www.brendazane.com/email

    For anyone trapped in the cycle of addiction - using substances, detoxing, trying to remain abstinent, then relapsing back to more use and more attempts at withdrawal, hearing there's a way to remove cravings without having to suffer the agony of withdrawal would almost be too good to be true.

    That's why Owen Fielding and the team at NET Recovery are kicking off FDA trials (Nov. 2021) for their health-tech device that has been working since the 1970s in an attempt to curb the astounding numbers of people living in addiction and dying from overdoses.

    The NET device was featured in a documentary called The Final Fix and you can listen to my conversation with the film's director, Norman Stone on Episode 83 for a background on where the NET device came from. 

    In this massively important episode, I talk with Owen about:
    how the NET device works and how its different from other forms of neuro-stimulationwhat's the goal of the NET device when someone uses it?who's able to use NET and who wouldn't be able to?what addictions does NET work for?what does a treatment protocol look like using NET?what does the future look like for addiction treatment considering NET's pending FDA approval?what's the timeline for gaining FDA approval and for what substances will it be approved?what will something like NET do to the existing addiction treatment model?This is an absolute can't-miss episode and one to share with anyone who needs hope for getting out of the cycle of addiction.

    • 56 min
    Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy

    Creating A Connected, Calm Life When The Chaos Is Real; Getting Out of Distraction and Into Alignment, with Lane Kennedy

    Host: Brenda Zane, www.brendazane.com
    Guest: Lane Kennedy
    Show notes: www.brendazane.com/hopestream/85
    Free e-book: www.brendazane.com/hindsight
    The Stream, a community for moms: www.thestreamcommunity.com
    Get my Wednesday email: www.brendazane.com/email

    If you use words like, "chaotic, busy, stressed out, or anxious" to describe yourself or your life, this is your episode. And for anyone with a child or someone you love who's struggling with substance use, this chaos is real and damaging to our bodies and minds.

    Lane Kennedy is known as a modern-day calm maker or calm coach. She's helped thousands of stressed-out people achieve a renewed sense of deep, inner connectedness in order to bring a sense of fulfillment and peace into their lives. So when she agreed to chat with me for an episode of Hopestream I was IN.

    Lane shares her experiences of working with busy, stressed-out women, talks about her own journey out of addiction to alcohol, and offers some sound and achievable suggestions for us to try when life gets overwhelming and we feel like we're losing it.

    • 45 min
    Recovering From COVID, Podcast Changes, Healing Power of Community, Documentaries and Books; The Casserole Episode

    Recovering From COVID, Podcast Changes, Healing Power of Community, Documentaries and Books; The Casserole Episode

    Host: Brenda Zane, www.brendazane.com
    Show notes: www.brendazane.com/hopestream/84
    Free e-book: www.brendazane.com/hindsight
    The Stream, a community for moms: www.thestreamcommunity.com
    Get my Wednesday email: www.brendazane.com/email

    What to call an episode that covers lots of ground and has a variety of things included? The casserole episode!

    This short, solo episode will give you some personal updates, exciting changes coming for Hopestream, a bit about the healing power of community, book and documentary info, and more - basically a podcast casserole.

    It's short and sweet so grab your dog, hop in the car, or flop on the couch with a cup of something for a few minutes and exhale with me.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

MNSgirl ,

A regular in my rotation!

I found Brenda’s podcast after she was a guest on a different show and after bingeing all the previous episodes, I now look forward to each new one. She shares great resources, guests and practical information I can apply right away. Whether or not you are supporting someone in active addiction, much of the wisdom she shares applies to all parents and even life in general.

Moxie85295 ,

New listener... it’s my life too

I just found your podcast when you were interviewed on another show. I can relate to so much of this. My son just turned 18 and is not yet in recovery from fentanyl addiction. Thank you for doing what you do ❤️❤️

Dahlia Lou ,

Thank you

I can not begin to tell you how helpful your podcast has been for me. I have a daughter who is struggling in many ways and your podcast has been such a resource. I feel like I’m listening to a nonjudgmental friend who has been through it and it gives me hope even though I am still in the thick of it. Thank you

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