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Episode 33: This Is The Power Mothers Have (Happy Mother's Day)

Uncategorized May 11, 2021

Chris and Danny share the stories of how their mothers were instrumental in getting them sober. You can apply these same ideas to helping your loved one. Thank you to all mothers that are always there for us, Happy Mothers Day!

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.

 

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  • The power of Mothers -  2:20
  • Circumstances are context-specific - 6:56
  • Mothers playing an integral role - 7:18
  • Having a lot of things to feed the addiction - 8:11
  • Moving your...
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Episode 32: Helping your loved one and helping you

Uncategorized May 03, 2021

Chris talks with Archie Messersmith-Bunting. Their conversation is focused on the struggles families go through while attempting to help addicted loved ones. Also, in this episode, Archie has an intervention epiphany.

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.

 

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  • The saver-role - 2:56
  • Challenging the current paradigm - 5:17
  • A misunderstanding about addiction - 5:54
  • Taking care of...
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Episode 31: When will your loved one hit bottom?

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2021

Chris and Danny discuss misconceptions and new perspectives about hitting bottom.

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.

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  • The idea around hitting bottom -  1:19
  • What happens when someone hits bottom - 2:11
  • When they experience severe consequences, it’s when they realize they need help - 4:05
  • Taking care of the problem - 12:30
  • Being in the mindset of an intervention - 14:42
  • What an intervention does - 19:29
  • ...
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Episode 30: Leah Shares How Her Al-Anon Experience Transformed Her Life

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2021

Leah Lamarr is an actress, writer, and stand-up comedian, currently based in Los Angeles. She shares how her al-anon experience transformed her life. Leah describes so many of the personal behaviors and difficult emotions families with addicted loved ones struggle with and how she mastered them. 

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.

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Episode 29: Is Your Loved One In Denial? Are You?

Uncategorized Apr 10, 2021

Chris and Danny discuss what denial is more like when it comes to addiction (delusion), what prevents you from admitting that your loved one has a problem and why it's so important to be honest.

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.

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  • Experience with denial - 1:24
  • Being in detox is an unique experience - 4:11
  • The consequences of drug use - 11:03
  • Trying to...
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Episode 28: Find Strength and a New Community of Friends to Support your Recovery Journey with Scott Strode

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2021

Scott shares his recovery journey, his addiction struggles, and his movement with The Phoenix. If you’re in recovery from substance use disorder and have the desire to live sober, The Phoenix will help you find strength and a new community of friends to support your journey.

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.

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Episode 27: Why is Recovery so Hard?

Uncategorized Mar 28, 2021

Do you want to know why recovery is so hard? Chris and Danny talk about recovery challenges from treatment to long-term sobriety.

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.

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  • Mental health challenges with the pandemic - 1:49
  • Everyone is exhausted - 5:01
  • A very difficult year due to covid and substance abuse - 6:27
  • Many people looking for help - 8:47
  • Why is recovery so hard? - 9:38
  • The place...
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Episode 26: Chris and Tim Discuss Interventions

Uncategorized Mar 20, 2021

Summary 

Chris and Tim discuss his story and talk shop around intervention cases, particularly young people with addictions.

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.

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  • We have to do something for our addicted loved one - 1:52
  • Recovery is awesome - 2:38
  • Persons that do not want to go to treatment - 3:34
  • Being a tornado of destruction - 4:11...
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Episode 25: Can Your Loved One Have a Couple of Drinks for St. Patty's Day? (Or Any Holiday)

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2021
 

Danny and Christopher answer the above question for families who have a loved one newly in recovery, and cover it from a few angles, adding other scenarios. They discuss what's behind the desire to have a couple drinks at all and how to handle the worry and concern of this question even being raised.

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.

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  • A...
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Episode 24: 90 Seconds to a Life You Love with Dr. Joan Rosenberg

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2021
 

Chris interviewed Dr. Joan Rosenberg, facing eight unpleasant feelings and how her work helps families with addicted loved ones. Joan I. Rosenberg, PhD, creator of Emotional Mastery™ and Emotional Mastery Training™, is a highly regarded expert psychologist, master clinician, trainer and consultant. As a cutting edge psychologist who is known as an innovative thinker, trainer and speaker, Joan has shared her life-changing ideas and models for emotional mastery, change and personal growth in professional and educational seminars, psychotherapy sessions and graduate psychology teaching.

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...

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