Episode Archive

51 episodes of Addiction and the Family since the first episode, which aired on February 23rd, 2020.

  • Episode 3: Recovery in the time of COVID-19

    April 17th, 2020  |  34 mins 28 secs
    12 step, acoa, addiction, adult children of alcoholics uplifting, al-anon, alanon, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholism, coda, covid-19, families anonymous, family, hope, nar-anon, naranon, narcotics anonymous, pandemic, recovery, self-help, smart recovery, uplifting

    In this special episode, we look at how recovery is being affected by COVID-19 and where people are finding hope, all to help families and people in recovery find greater peace and understanding. We include "person on the street" brief interviews in which we ask people to talk about their struggles and where they find hope during this difficult time.

  • Episode 2: Addiction 101

    March 20th, 2020  |  37 mins 18 secs
    12 step, acoa, addiction, adult children of alcoholics uplifting, al-anon, alanon, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholism, coda, families anonymous, family, hope, nar-anon, naranon, narcotics anonymous, recovery, self-help, smart recovery, uplifting

    In this episode, we look at some of the basics of addiction, what it is and what it isn't, discuss addiction with psychologist Dr. Heather Ingram, and look at addiction from a scientific perspective, all to help families find greater peace and understanding around this difficult but vital subject.

  • Episode 1: Recovery and the Family

    February 23rd, 2020  |  25 mins 8 secs
    12 step, acoa, addiction, adult children of alcoholics uplifting, al-anon, alanon, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholism, coda, families anonymous, family, hope, nar-anon, naranon, narcotics anonymous, recovery, self-help, smart recovery, uplifting

    We explore how you as a family member of someone with addiction can find help for yourself and your family. We look at why families need recovery, yet may have never considered this, and we give some ideas about how they can find it. We hear from a family member like some of you, who has found and strengthened his own recovery through the years of his son’s struggles with addiction and related behaviors. Finally, we address one of the questions that family members so often ask: “What can I do to help?”