About This Show
Do you love someone who battles addiction? Trying to “survive” without the support of people who understand what you’re going through can often lead to deep feelings of shame and prolonged suffering for you and the addict. This podcast shines a light on these issues to help shift focus away from the darkness and on to a life of hope.
Mothers of addicts and all family members are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home.
Interviews with mothers of addicts, family members, and experts who work in addiction recovery along with personal reflections and insight help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for families deeply impacted by substance abuse.
Most Recent Episode
Ep019: Shar Jones & Chad Stephens – Understanding Addiction: Am I Enabling? (Part 2 of 2)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Habilitat is extending a special opportunity your way - A full, all expenses paid scholarship for your loved one to participate in Habilitat's unique and highly successful program.
Go to https://habilitat.com for more information about their program and if interested in the opportunity, please let them know you heard about them from Shar and Beyond Hope Radio.
This episode is part of a mini-series with Chad, a deep dive into some of the core questions and challenges surrounding addiction in some families.
During this episode, we continue the conversation about enabling, what it is, and how we may play a role in our loved one's addiction as a possible enabler.
We also provide tips which may help family members to stop enabling the addict. If you are doing things for your adult son or daughter that is interrupting the natural flow of consequences, then you may be enabling.
Take an honest evaluation and assessment of how you are contributing to their behavior...
But, before you feel bad if you think you may be enabling, it's not just you. There are likely a lot of other people and organizations that are helping this addict get high.
If you have questions or topics you’d like Chad and I to discuss on future episodes, please send your suggestions to Shar@BeyondHopeRadio.com.
Chad works in Admissions and Outreach at Habilitat, Inc. - a long-term (2-year) residential addiction treatment and vocational training program in Hawaii. He's been in Hawaii for the past 7 years, where he initially moved to the islands to treat his heroin addiction through Habilitat's program. Habilitat gave Chad a life worth living.
He enjoys outdoor activities, is an active member of a local Rotary Club, serves on the board of Aloha United Ways - Society of Young Leaders, and enjoys the occasional trip to California to visit family and friends.
Web - https://www.habilitat.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Habilitat/
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Amazing message for Mom's who are hurting and struggling. Wow...thanks Shar!
Date published: 2017-09-18