Addiction in the Family with Dr. Louise Stanger
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Dr. Louise Stanger is a licensed clinical social worker, former college professor, three-time published author, internationally renowned clinician, interventionist, speaker, and an expert on mental health, addiction, process disorders and chronic pain. She’s also my mom! She was named Interventionist of the year last year by Harvard’s McClean Hospital and recently published her third book, Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions, and Recovery, published by Rockridge Press. Addiction affects a lot of families, and in this pandemic, a lot of people have turned to substances to get through it.
My mom and I talk a little about her background and why this field is so important to her having grown up in an alcoholic family. We get into what addiction is, how to start when helping yourself or a family member with an addiction, and some practical strategies to help you navigate making positive changes in your own life and in the lives of your family. Interviewing a parent is a real gift, and it’s a first for me. So listen all the way to the end as we really find our flow. We get into practical tools to cope, real solutions, there’s some laughter and personal stories, and at the very end, I share a little about her book and my review. Enjoy!
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Books by Dr. Stanger:
Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions and Recovery
Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal
The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions
Connect with Dr. Louise Stanger
Books Dr. Stanger Recommends/was Shaped by:
The Art and Science of Portraiture by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
I’ve Known Rivers. Lives of Loss and Liberation by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! By Sheldon Kopp