8 episodes

Welcome to the Addict's Mom

"An Educated Addict's Mom is an Empowered Addict's Mom."

The Addict's Mom organization is dedicated to helping mothers of addicts.

Please follow our page on Podomatic http://addictsmom911.podomatic.com
When we ask you to "follow" our page, it is NOT out of some self-centered gratification to get the most follows on Podomatic. It is NOT out of greed it is NOT because, we want something from YOU.

It is because there are still so many moms out there we have not reached yet. So many mothers who don’t know there is a place to share without shame. A place where they won’t be alone and they can find hope.
By following our show on Podomatic and sharing our groups and fanpages (links are at the bottom) there is a greater chance another mom will discover our group who may not know we are here yet. She will see she is not alone, and she will receive help, hugs, and hope. She will receive resources, recovery, and resolve. By liking and sharing our page you help spread awareness of the epidemic of addiction in this nation. An epidemic that has touched 23.5 million Americans.

The Addict's Mom has reached almost 15,000 members and we expect to double our membership this year. The Addict's Mom now has a website and Facebook closed group, fan pages, specialized groups and more.

Would you or someone you know make a good guest for our show? If so follow our show on Podomatic and email me at Barbara@mommymentors.com
A few other places you can find the Addicts' Mom..

The Addict’s Mom Fan Page
https://www.facebook.com/addictsmom - TAM Fan Page

The Addict’s Mom Closed Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaddictsmom/

The Addict’s Mom online community
www.addictsmom.com

The Addict's Mom 911 Barbara Theodosiou

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Welcome to the Addict's Mom

"An Educated Addict's Mom is an Empowered Addict's Mom."

The Addict's Mom organization is dedicated to helping mothers of addicts.

Please follow our page on Podomatic http://addictsmom911.podomatic.com
When we ask you to "follow" our page, it is NOT out of some self-centered gratification to get the most follows on Podomatic. It is NOT out of greed it is NOT because, we want something from YOU.

It is because there are still so many moms out there we have not reached yet. So many mothers who don’t know there is a place to share without shame. A place where they won’t be alone and they can find hope.
By following our show on Podomatic and sharing our groups and fanpages (links are at the bottom) there is a greater chance another mom will discover our group who may not know we are here yet. She will see she is not alone, and she will receive help, hugs, and hope. She will receive resources, recovery, and resolve. By liking and sharing our page you help spread awareness of the epidemic of addiction in this nation. An epidemic that has touched 23.5 million Americans.

The Addict's Mom has reached almost 15,000 members and we expect to double our membership this year. The Addict's Mom now has a website and Facebook closed group, fan pages, specialized groups and more.

Would you or someone you know make a good guest for our show? If so follow our show on Podomatic and email me at Barbara@mommymentors.com
A few other places you can find the Addicts' Mom..

The Addict’s Mom Fan Page
https://www.facebook.com/addictsmom - TAM Fan Page

The Addict’s Mom Closed Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaddictsmom/

The Addict’s Mom online community
www.addictsmom.com

    Episode 8 - Codependency Holistic Coach, Debbie Sherrick - Part 2

    Episode 8 - Codependency Holistic Coach, Debbie Sherrick - Part 2

    Codependency Holistic Coach, Debbie Sherrick Interview Part 2
    A heart felt interview sharing one woman's journey to overcome codependency issues stemming from her childhood, Debbie shares her transformation from dependency to strength, giving valuable tips and insights. Debbie teaches others how let go of control and manipulation essentially how to make that shift from codependency to freedom.
    Keeping in mind the correlation between addiction and codependency every addict's mom would benefit from listening to this interview.
    Are you codependent?

    Codependency is defined as a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (typically narcissism or drug addiction); and in broader terms, it refers to the dependence on the needs of, or control of, another.[1] It also often involves placing a lower priority on one's own needs, while being excessively preoccupied with the needs of others.[2] Codependency can occur in any type of relationship, including family, work, friendship, and also romantic, peer or community relationships.

    [2] Codependency may also be characterized by denial, low self-esteem, excessive compliance, or control patterns.[2] Narcissists are considered to be natural magnets for the codependent.

    Wikipedia

    • 36 min
    Episode 7 Bipolar Disease and Addiction

    Episode 7 Bipolar Disease and Addiction

    Many people have questions about the term “dual diagnosis” and what that might mean when they hear that their loved ones are being treated at a rehab facility for this.
    Dr. Tom Jensen, the medical director of the International Bipolar Foundation, along with the president and creator, Muffy Walker and member Lynn Hart Muto join Denise this week to discuss what Bipolar Disease is and how it can be related to addiction. They try to answer many of the questions brought up by loved ones about mental illness and addiction. David Sheff, the author of “Beautiful Boy” and the new book “Clean” has recently become an honorary member of this organization. Both he and his son Nic have been diagnosed with bipolar disease.

    If you want to do a little “brainstorming” with Denise about your situation with your love ones or ask any questions about her story and experience, please go to her website addictsfamilylifeline.com/ and click on the calendar button in the right hand corner to make a phone appointment. Perhaps it is only a little bit of talking with someone who knows that will brighten the day!

    The Addict's Mom is honored that Denise has allowed us to share our show. She is on a mission to help those whose lives are touched by addiction.

    • 56 min
    Episode 6 Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – What Happens at a 12 step Meeting (support group) Anyway?

    Episode 6 Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – What Happens at a 12 step Meeting (support group) Anyway?

    We often refer to “going to meetings” when we talk about recovery and sobriety. What does this mean? Today Denise’s interviews will answer questions about these meetings to remove any myths and/or mystery behind the concept of 12 step meetings. Many people have concerns and fears about attending these meetings mostly because of the “unknowing” and this show is meant to relieve that aspect and to offer knowledge so they can make informed decisions based on facts.
    Family groups like Al-anon and Nar-anon were discussed as well as NA( Narcotics Anonymous) and AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) for addicts and alcoholics.

    • 50 min
    Episode 5- Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – David Sheff’s “Beautiful Boy” and “Clean”

    Episode 5- Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – David Sheff’s “Beautiful Boy” and “Clean”

    On this week’s show my guest is David Sheff.
    David Sheff is an American author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. In 2009, Sheff was included in the Time Magazine Time 100, The World’s Most Influential People, and Beautiful Boy was named the best nonfiction book of the year by Entertainment Weekly. The book also won the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers Award”for nonfiction and was an Amazon Best Book of the Year (2008).

    Beautiful Boy was based on Sheff’s article, “My Addicted Son,” that first appeared in the New York Times Magazine. The article won an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Advancing the Understanding of Addictions” from the American Psychological Association.

    Sheff, a journalist, has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Wired, Fortune, and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His interview subjects have included John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Steve Jobs, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jack Nicholson, Ted Taylor, Carl Sagan, Betty Friedan, Barney Frank, Fareed Zakaria, and many others. In addition to Beautiful Boy, Sheff wrote the books Game Over, China Dawn, and All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He has also been an editor of New West, California, and other magazines.

    You can follow Mr. Sheff on Facebook and Twitter. Also, follow his blog on medium.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 4 - How does brain chemistry influence addiction?

    Episode 4 - How does brain chemistry influence addiction?

    Can restoring your child's brain chemistry resolve their addiction? Could this be the answer you are looking for? In this interview with Dr. Charles Tracy Sands from Transformations Treatment Center in Delray Beach, Florida, we discuss an exciting new approach to addiction treatment. Dr. Sands explains how imbalances in brain chemistry cause addicts to self-medicate and by utilizing a holistic approach of nutrition and supplements, serotonin and dopamine levels can be naturally restored and end your child's addiction. Dr. Sands website is at http://www.masterholisticformulations.com/ and he can be reached directly at tsands@masterholisticformulations.com/

    • 46 min
    Episode 3 - Obama Care and Addiction - What you need to know

    Episode 3 - Obama Care and Addiction - What you need to know

    In this episode we interview Neisha Zaffuto and William McCormick of Medivance Billing. They share with us what every addict's mom needs to know about Obamacare and how it will affect those suffering with addiction. Medivance is sponsoring the "Moments of Change" Conference on September 24th, 2013 at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida and has generously gifted us with a special code for admission reducing the day's admission fee from $225 to only $50(breakfast and lunch are included)! The day will be filled with crucial information and top notch speakers in the addiction field. Medivance will be presenting a special seminar on the Afforable Care Act and provide attendees with information that will help you navigate the tricky new health care options being offered in the Fall so that you can pick the best plan for your addicted loved one.

    • 41 min

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