25 episodes

The Chronic Hope Institute serves health services professionals and families, who are in crisis due to addiction and codependency. Founder Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT, author of the groundbreaking book "Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child" releases his 2nd book December 2020. Kevin also trains clinicians and family case managers on best practices to help families dealing with addiction. www.chronichope.us

The Chronic Hope Podcast Kevin Petersen

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The Chronic Hope Institute serves health services professionals and families, who are in crisis due to addiction and codependency. Founder Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT, author of the groundbreaking book "Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child" releases his 2nd book December 2020. Kevin also trains clinicians and family case managers on best practices to help families dealing with addiction. www.chronichope.us

    How To Support Your Loved One In Treatment - Episode 24

    How To Support Your Loved One In Treatment - Episode 24

    How To Support Your Loved One In Treatment for Drugs and Alcohol.

    Episode #24 with Lane Rust, Director of Family Services at BRC Recovery.

    Join Kevin and Lane as they talk about the best ways to support your loved one when they enter treatment.  Should you just disconnect and wait for them to get home?  Is there work you should be doing to improve their ability to stay in recovery?

    This conversation is meant to help anyone who is preparing for their loved one to enter treatment soon, or even months from now.

    Want some FREE Resources?  For a limited time we are giving away both of Kevin's #1 Amazon Best Selling books at www.ChronicHopeBook.com

    Want to find more families like you?  Join the group!

    www.facebook.com/groups/TheChronicHopeInstitute

    • 39 min
    Episode 23 - A Recovery Story With Eric Mata

    Episode 23 - A Recovery Story With Eric Mata

    Join us as we chat with Eric Mata. A recovering addict who has turned his life around and become a successful entrepreneur. HIs story of hope.... change.... and success will better help you understand what lies beneath the cunning disease of addiction!

    If you need resources to help your addicted loved one get sober, download both of my Amazon #1 selling books for free at www.ChronicHopeBook.com

    • 55 min
    Episode #22: Interventions

    Episode #22: Interventions

    In this episode about interventions, Kevin is joined by his good Travis Whittaker as he shares his battles with addiction, his own personal journey in recovery and the love and support he got from people around him. 

    • 41 min
    Episode #21: How To Create Boundaries During The Holidays & Not Fall Into "The Codependency Trap"

    Episode #21: How To Create Boundaries During The Holidays & Not Fall Into "The Codependency Trap"

    Are you anxious about the coming holiday season? What do you think your Christmas will be like? Are you going to have loved ones coming over? Join Kevin Petersen and Danny Colella as they talk about the worries and anxieties we experience when we think about the holidays and how we can address them. 

    • 38 min
    What to do if we think our family member has a drug problem?

    What to do if we think our family member has a drug problem?

    Episode #20 - What to do if we think our family member has a drug problem?

    Our special guest in this week's episode is Steve Carlton, the executive clinical director at Gallus Detox or a medical drug and alcohol detox facility. He is also a professor in the graduate school of social work at the University of Denver and has spent ten years treating addiction, and trauma with veterans at the department of veteran affairs.

    We will be talking about the things we can do if we think our family member has a drug or alcohol problem.

    • 30 min
    What the heck is California Sober?

    What the heck is California Sober?

    Episode #19 - What the heck is California Sober?

    We have a special guest this week, Heather Henretig, SVP or Oceans Recovery and we will be tacking the confusing question around "California Sober".

    As a loved one, should you accept this standard for recovery?  After struggling with addiction for most of her young-adult life, Heather finally found the freedom of long-term recovery. Since then, she has made it her mission to help others struggling with substance abuse and other mental health disorders. Heather prides herself on being a resource for many people, both inside and outside of the treatment industry. She is fully invested in helping every person she can find the proper treatment program, clinician or resource that meets their particular needs.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

als5280 ,

Great discussions on recovery

Really creative approach to addiction and recovery. The host is awesome!

RandBouv ,

No Nonsense, Actionable Advice

Practical, actionable advice from someone who is clearly at the top of his game and who has seen it all before. Whether someone in your family is an addict, or there are unhealthy codependency forces at work, definitely give this a listen and read his books.

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