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Episode 40: New Ways To Save a Loved One in Active Addiction

Uncategorized Jun 27, 2021

Michael Wilson CIP, President of Baystate Recovery Services, Creator of the Family Focused Intervention Model and Author of Loving Lions: A Guide for Families Struggling with Addiction, sits down with Chris to discuss impressive new ways to help your addicted loved one.

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 39: The How, When & Why Your Loved One Became Addicted

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2021

How, when, and why your loved one became addicted… Chris and Danny share their perspective on this important topic. 

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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Show Notes

  • Discovering your life’s purpose - 3:25
  • Getting ready to go out - 7:01
  • People that end with an addiction - 11:02
  • How, when, and why - 15:16
  • What you’re going to hear in the first three meetings - 20:18
  • Handling a difficult situation - 24:07
  • Miraculous...
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Episode 38: Addiction, Recovery and Intervention talk with Angela Pugh

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2021

Angela shares her experience with helping families and her personal story of recovery from alcoholism.

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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Show Notes

  • How she describes alcoholism - 1:02
  • Not being stronger than the alcoholism - 1:49
  • When an intervention is appropriate - 5:49
  • Intervention...
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Episode 37: This One Statistic is Why Intervention Can Save Your Loved One's Life

Uncategorized Jun 08, 2021

Chris and Danny discuss the one problem families need to solve- the real problem of "I don't have a problem." 

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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  • Convincing yourself that you do not have a problem - 2:15
  • Not believing that you have a problem - 5:33
  • The U.S. drug policy - 9:18
  • The big statistic families need to know - 14:13
  • One of three families are impacted by...
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Episode 36: Helping an Addicted Loved One With Other Disorders

Uncategorized May 31, 2021

Dr. Adena is a pharmacist, researcher and mother. She shares her professional experience as well as her personal story with helping an addicted loved one with other disorders.

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 35: How to Overcome Blame, Lying, and Gaslighting

Uncategorized May 24, 2021

Chris and Danny discuss ways to overcome various forms of manipulation, where it's all stemming from, and why there's still hope for transformation, and the biggest gaslight of them all.

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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Show Notes

  • What’s gaslighting? - 2:04
  • A narcissistic disorder - 5:10
  • Learning about narcissism with Dr. Ramani Youtube Channel - 10:55
  • A real big challenge to overcome -...
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Episode 34: How To Protect Your Kids From Addiction

Uncategorized May 17, 2021

In this episode, Christopher interviews Jessica Lahey. Jess shares her research and expertise in her new book helping to prevent addiction in young people. She shares important information every family should know before a loved one's substance use gets out of control. 

Here are some of her book’s testimonials:

  • “Substance abuse is a complex topic, but Lahey separates myth from reality in this deeply researched resource for parents and educators. As a therapist, I know I will be recommending her book to many families for years to come.” -- Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
  • “The Addiction Inoculation is a vital look into best practices parenting. Writing as a teacher, a mother, and, as it happens, a recovering alcoholic, Lahey's stance is so compassionate, her advice so smart, any and all parents will benefit from her hard-won wisdom.” -- Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex...
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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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Show Notes

  • 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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Show Notes

  • 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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Show Notes

  • 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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