41 minutes | Aug 28, 2019

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Over 2.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are caring for their grandchildren, many because of parental addiction. And, these grandparents, must navigate their own difficult feelings of shock, grief, anger, while taking on a new, often unexpected, parenting role. On this episode, you’ll hear from one grandfather, Dr. William Kerr, who navigated one of the most difficult periods of his life--- learning of his adult daughter’s opioid use disorder then taking legal custody of his grandson. He found a new purpose, his daughter found recovery, and his grandson is thriving. This is a great listen for anyone who is caring for or knows someone who is caring for their grandchild due to parental substance use disorder.
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