October 22, 2014

The power of effective communication and understanding on an addicted child

Every parent desires to be effective communicating and understanding their child. When dealing with the emotionally charged issue of addiction in the famaily, it is even more important to have productive interactions with their child.

Today’s guest, Cathy Taughinbaugh brings the insights of her personal experiences with her children’s ventures into alcohol and drug use together with her training to enlighten and inspire parents. The focus of our conversation is on the power of understanding and effective communication when dealing with addiction in the family.

Cathy also sheds light on the CRAFT program at the Center for Motivation and Change, their recent and powerful book “Beyond Addiction” and her experiences as volunteer coach for the Drug Free Kids Parent’s Hotline.

Cathy is an incredible and inspiring resource, a curator of valuable information, and her empathetic and nurturing spirit is a gift to parents looking to better manage the adversity of addiction is their family. 

Looking for some hope and insight – I promise this is worth your time.

Links to resources mentioned on the podcast:

Partnership for Drug Free Kids (main page)

Partnership for Drug Free Kids (Helpline)

Center for Motivation and Change

Beyond Addiction (book)

Cathy Taughingbaugh (blog)

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road (book)

Check out this episode!

Addiction Conversation Podcast
About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.