The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

8 | *Special Episode* | A Father's Perspective on Addiction - with Peter Loeb

Episode Summary

*SPECIAL EPISODE ALERT!!* In this very special episode, Ashley sits down with Peter Loeb (her father and one of the co-founders of Lionrock Recovery), and together they hash out their story of living through and overcoming her addiction together. Peter shares intimate details of helping Ashley through her journey to recovery, and he also discusses the heartbreaking loss of his sister, Karen. Join us in this heartfelt and sobering episode that beautifully captures the love of a father for his daughter!

Episode Notes

SPECIAL EPISODE ALERT!! In this very special episode, Ashley sits down with Peter Loeb (her father and one of the co-founders of Lionrock Recovery), and together they hash out their story of living through and overcoming her addiction together.

Peter shares intimate details of helping Ashley through her journey to recovery, and he also discusses the heartbreaking loss of his sister, Karen. Join us in this heartfelt and sobering episode that beautifully captures the love of a father for his daughter!

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Show Notes:

3:36 - "You're not the boss of me"

4:24 - Ashley clarifies how she got to the Avril Lavigne concert when telling her story in Episode 1

5:25 - Talking about the difficulty of discussing recovery "war stories" as a family member

6:35 - The difference between having a sister battling addiction and a daughter battling addiction

9:32 - Karen Lobster Karen

9:59 - “You were a spirited child…” & self-soothing issues

14:15 - Perceptions

15:15 - Other children to parent, along with having to parent your child in active addiction

18:15 - Like having a burn victim at home

23:08 - Ashley coming home after treatment

24:24 - Ashley’s overdose on heroin in the family home

27:48 - How the overdose changed things

30:32 - What it’s like having a child who is newly sober

33:10 - Telehealth and video conferencing check-ins

35:36 - Dealing with an older boyfriend dating your child in active addiction

39:45 - Never give up

41:13 - Focusing on helping/watching your child build a life in recovery

46:08 - Dedicating your life to fighting addiction (co-founding and running Lionrock Recovery)

52:28 - The difference between an alcoholic’s relationship with alcohol vs. a “normie’s” relationship with alcohol

54:45 - Working with family

1:00:14 - Advice to other parents who are dealing with a child in addiction

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast would like to thank our sponsor, Lionrock Recovery, for their support. Lionrock Recovery is an online substance abuse counseling program where you can get help for drinking or drug use from the privacy of your own home. For more information, visit http://www.lionrockrecovery.com.