About the show

Addiction and the Family is a podcast by and for family members of anyone with an addiction. We are working to bring experience, strength, and realistic hope so that you and your family can find recovery together. We do this through interviews with family members, people in recovery, and professionals who work with addiction every day. We also bring you research-backed information and practical ideas born of real-life experience.

We are currently publishing on a monthly basis, with new episodes released near the end of each month.

Episodes

  • Episode 4: Jay and Mirah: Relationships in Early Recovery

    April 24th, 2020  |  45 mins 50 secs
    12 step, acoa, addiction, adult children of alcoholics uplifting, al-anon, alanon, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholism, coda, families anonymous, family, hope, marriage, nar-anon, naranon, narcotics anonymous, recovery, relationships, self-help, smart recovery, uplifting

    One went to treatment, two found recovery. When Jay went to treatment, her wife Mirah attended the family program and discovered that she had issues she needed to address, and that the same recovery tools could help her, too. This episode features and in-depth interview in which they explore all of the ups and downs of being married in early sobriety.

  • 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?”