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The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. Through powerful stories of recovery, expert interviews and relevant musings, families can learn just how influential love and understanding can be to get their loved ones to stop their addictive behavior and willingly accept help.

Why Intervention Podcast Christopher Doyle

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. Through powerful stories of recovery, expert interviews and relevant musings, families can learn just how influential love and understanding can be to get their loved ones to stop their addictive behavior and willingly accept help.

    Families Have More Power Than What They’re Led To Believe with Amanda E. White

    Families Have More Power Than What They’re Led To Believe with Amanda E. White

    If a family member is dealing with addiction, what should the other family members do? Should they immediately take them to rehab or should they start a family conversation?
    Christopher welcomes Amanda E. White, Licensed Therapist and creator of the popular Instagram page @therapyforwomen to talk not only about dealing with substance abuse but how her family helped her get over her addiction problem. She gives Christopher a glimpse of the past: How it all started by experimenting to handle her eating disorder to full-on relying on drugs and how intervention and therapy aided her to get where she is today.
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Amanda E. White https://therapyforwomencenter.com/ https://www.instagram.com/therapyforwomen/ 


    Show Notes Experiences working with families as a therapist. - 1:46 Her motivations to study in the field. - 2:19 If you’re a people pleaser, you’re probably a parent pleaser. - 4:37 How she started experimenting. - 6:48 Studying to be a therapist to help with her eating disorder. - 7:36 What’s driving it? - 12:28 How often do they disregard or not take the possibility of addiction? - 16:01 Her parents were aware of the alcohol and drug problems and what they did in response. - 20:56 What’s behind their disbelief? - 22:39 Years it took her to figure everything out. - 29:44 What happened next after failing the 30-day challenge? - 35:07 Approach if addiction is present with something else. - 37:44 How she lovingly explains to clients that they need to own their own shit. - 40:28 Where is the guilt coming from? - 45:07 The beauty of having an intervention. - 54:44

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    • 55 min
    How and When to Talk with the SuperEgo, Anti-Hero or the Survivor

    How and When to Talk with the SuperEgo, Anti-Hero or the Survivor

    Many people don’t really understand why other people become addicted to alcohol, substances, or drugs. But if a loved one is suffering from it, what’s the best thing to do in this situation?
    Christopher and Danny talk about the very definition of addiction and how addiction can cause a rift in relationships. They share how as a family member, you can give the help that they desperately need. They also reiterate the importance of utilizing a family: Not only seeking the help of a professional but having a conversation with your loved one matters.
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs The Outsider by Stephen King The Outsider Series


    Show Notes Using a tool when it comes to explaining to immediate families as if you’re dealing with three different people and that you’re talking to a person dealing with addiction. - 0:44 The three ways to look at it. - 1:22 Story of the person who got drunk for the first time. - 4:23 The key metaphor that is helpful for people in recovery. - 7:48 The power of choice. - 12:11 For us, a lot of freedom is gonna come when we finally come to grips with this. When we finally understand it. - 14:54 The very definition of addiction. - 18:02 It’s a losing battle: Even if you win the fight, you lose. - 27:52
    Is the survivor remorseful? - 34:31 How many people in recovery know that they can’t do this anymore? - 35:04 As a family member or a loved one, should you always have a conversation with the survivor? - 39:55 The “less is more” approach. - 44:41 Trying to figure things out on your own is exhausting. - 48:46 What sparked Chris’ intention to begin with the transformation and recovery. - 52:00 Final thoughts. - 54:24

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    • 56 min
    How a Parent Can Help a Drug Addicted Child Through Better Communication with Cathy Taughinbaugh

    How a Parent Can Help a Drug Addicted Child Through Better Communication with Cathy Taughinbaugh

    It is difficult for a parent to know that their child is dealing with addiction. With the many misconceptions surrounding addiction that can prevent a parent from helping their child’s substance abuse, you might wonder “What can I do?”
    Christopher invites Cathy Taughinbaugh to talk about the CRAFT program. She shares that as a parent, you can deal with your kids struggling with addiction through better communication by saying the words that they want to hear in order to take the right actions. According to Cathy, it’s a judgment call oftentimes for parents. Always remember: It’s different for every family, what works for others may not work for you.
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Cathy Taughinbaugh https://cathytaughinbaugh.com/ 


    Show Notes How Cathy became aware that there’s something going on connected to substance abuse. - 1:54 An experience when she was surprised, but at the same time, she’s trying to minimize things trying to figure things out - 4:51 Initiating an intuitive conversation with her daughter. - 8:08 Next steps she made after the conversation. - 10:32 What drew her to become a certified parent coach? - 13:04 What parents are missing. - 19:44 The conversation and communication pieces are big. - 22:07 Mom’s role with a child dealing with addiction. - 26:40 How did she come to an understanding of drinking responsibly? - 27:50 Tactics she’s practicing and teaching others when it comes to the communication piece for better communication. - 32:35 Part of the program where parents are struggling with the most. - 35:59 Can the program address get better at being able to take those actions? - 41:09 Where to contact Cathy and how to get free resources - 52:27

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    • 54 min
    The 3 Tier Approach to Intervene On Your Loved One's Addiction

    The 3 Tier Approach to Intervene On Your Loved One's Addiction

    As a family member, what can you do to help someone go through the road of recovery?
    Christopher and Danny discuss the different approaches that family members can do to help push a loved one to the road of recovery. They also shared the different enemies that most people trying to stay sober face. According to Christopher and Danny, as a family member and loved one: You can change aspects of this that can make monumental changes for the future.
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.

    Links and Resources from this Episode
    Bridge of Spies https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs 


    Show Notes How Christopher acted when he was still not sober. - 2:06 Danny’s biggest enemy during recovery. - 5:58 Recovery involves patience and tolerance. - 7:58 Life-changing moment: The Bridge of Spy reference. - 8:56 For family members, the initial thing that needs to happen is to get to a place where I can accept the things that I can’t change. - 13:16 You can develop courage so that you can take action on the things that you can change. The things that you can influence. - 18:48 You can be done and not try to fix it and not try to control it and also find the courage to change the things that you can in this situation. - 24:11 The soft intervention or slow play. - 32:52 As a loved one, what’s the best approach? - 37:17 A person’s recovery from addiction begins when someone close to them says, “That’s it, I’m done. I have had enough. You have to do something about this or else..” - 44:16

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    • 46 min
    Rising Through The Ashes Of Addiction with Darren Prince

    Rising Through The Ashes Of Addiction with Darren Prince

    If a person is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, every member of the family is affected. But as a loved one, how can you help them recover?
    Christopher welcomes Darren Prince to know more about his story. In this emotional yet inspirational talk with Darren, he shares his journey from struggling and succumbing to addiction to helping and guiding others by burying the hatchet and getting through addiction.
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.


    Links and Resources from this Episode
    https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs Connect with Darren Prince https://aiminghighfoundation.org/ https://www.instagram.com/agent_dp/ 


    Show Notes Who is Darren Prince? - 0:31 The motivation for writing Aiming High. - 1:19 Reasons why he succumbed to addiction. 5:40 Did he get support from other people? - 12:47 The realization: Admitting that there’s a problem. - 16:45 Did he find himself calling an interventionist or having to be involved in an intervention? - 19:18 Starting with the Aiming High Foundation. - 33:45 In the moment of argument, it’s better to feel alright and right. That’s where the strength comes from. - 36:55 How long did it take Darren to get out of the fog of his old mindset? - 37:34 Tangible difference between the success of business back then to his business now that he’s sober. - 39:15 In the past, does Darren think it will be possible for his family or someone around him to say something or do something that might have gotten through to him and help him? - 44:01  
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    • 47 min
    How Enabling Addiction Can Become a Powerful New Asset

    How Enabling Addiction Can Become a Powerful New Asset

    Is helping your loved one struggling with addiction financially a good step to make? You might think you are, but you’re not. You may be acting as an enabler.
    Being an enabler surrounds the talk between Christopher and Danny. They shared different scenarios as to how family members can act as enablers in the life of a person with active addiction. They also talked about the role of a family in helping a person struggling with addiction to seek treatment and retaliation.
    The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts, and interviews people who have gone through recovery.


    Links and Resources from this Episode
    ADHD 2.0 by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey https://whyintervention.com/ https://twitter.com/whyintervention https://www.facebook.com/whyintervention/?ref=br_rs



    Show Notes Why is it called “Stop Dreaming”? - 1:39 Hope is not a game plan. - 4:33 For family members, there is a solution beyond talking and venting about the addiction war stories. - 9:40 If the willingness is present, we can send the person in recovery to talk with a person who’s struggling, and that works wonderfully. However, if the person is unwilling, which is 90% of the time, then you need to have the family on board. -14:32 Story of enabling as a descriptor and not as a villainous term. - 19:06 Parents subsidize their addicted child, in different ways, shapes, and forms. - 29:25 Inability to go to treatments because of jobs. - 32:19 People with addictions are thinking about wanting to stop all the time. - 38:24 How do you get your loved ones to go from where they are now to the inpatient treatment program? - 46:33 Properly place the blame on the addiction and not on your addicted loved one. - 56:24 There are going to be things that you can do in order to help move your loved one in the direction of getting help. - 1:07:20 For people who are feeling as though there’s nothing you can do because you’re always told that there’s nothing you can do, that is wrong. There is something you can do. It just takes a bit of professional guidance. - 1:08:11
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Sparkly Unicorn Magicalness ,

Empowering & Informative

As the family member of an alcoholic, I wish I’d had this podcast and the wealth of empowering, informative information it contains 9 years ago when I was first figuring out how to help my dad. This podcast is an excellent resource for family members and friends of those suffering from addiction. Highly recommend!

Cathy Taughinbaugh ,

Wonderful and Needed Podast

Christopher Doyle does a great job of selecting guests who cover the various topics around addiction and recovery. He is open about his own story which lends credibility. He is also knowledgeable about addiction and how to help family members change. I would highly recommend Why Intervention as podcast to listen to regularly if you are concerned about substance use disorder.

STubNYC ,

Wow

Informative answers to hard questions. Insightful, yet deliberate rebuttals to The Who, What’s and Why questions that often present themselves in this family disease. I have gotten something out of each episode with Dan, Earl, and Dr. Rosenberg. Keep up the great work.

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