The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

8.5 & 9.5 | After the Episode Combo: PTSD, Therapy and Family Dynamics Surrounding Addiction

Episode Summary

Welcome to the first After the Episode combo! Ashley and Christiana discuss topics from both Episodes 8 & 9 including PTSD, the importance and helpfulness of therapy and family reactions (both past and present) surrounding addiction.

Episode Notes

Welcome to the first After the Episode combo! Ashley and Christiana discuss topics from both Episodes 8 & 9 including PTSD, the importance and helpfulness of therapy and family reactions (both past and present) surrounding addiction.

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Show Notes:

0:40 - Karen Lobster Karen + name preferences

4:45 - Peter’s episode feedback

6:13 - Discussing Ashley’s overdose story from Peter’s perspective

8:04 - Discussing sibling reactions when in active addiction

11:40 - Making amends for things you did in another state of mind (active addiction)

15:10 - Ashley speaks to rebuilding her relationship with her sister

19:15 - What to do / what to look for when you have young kids (how do you know if your child has alcoholism or a drug problem)

28:46 - Support resources for raising spirited children

30:59 - Touching on Peter’s advice to parents

37:30 - Ashley shares a story from when she did interventions

40:38 - June is PTSD Awareness month - all the episodes this month are dealing with PTSD

42:08 - What is PTSD?

51:00 - “Working through” something vs. getting help

54:11 - The feeling of being “stuck in torment” when dealing with PTSD, and considering the option for therapy

56:22 - The healing power of EMDR + Ashley’s story of the trauma she experienced, and how EMDR helped her overcome the trauma effects

1:08:00 - Christiana gives an example of dealing with traumatic memories and how therapy helped overcome it

1:23:56 - The new format! Guest interviews will be coming out every Tuesday, and After the Episodes will be combined (covering 2 episodes at a time), and will air every other Thursday

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