February 5, 2015

The resourceful power of effective Communication in dealing with Addiction

Denise Mariano - 100PedalsToday’s guest, Denise Mariano, shares the story of her family’s journey with her son’s addiction. While the conversation covered a wide range of topics like recovery, parenting, stigma, treatment, and community, the theme of our conversation centered around the power of communication as a tool to inspire, educate, coach, and encourage..  Everyone battling with their addiction or struggling with the addiction of a loved one.  While this fight may not yet be as successful as one would desire, the one certainty is that everyone involved is listening, learning, experiencing, and searching.

Listen to this podcast.  The perspectives shared about how we communicate with ourselves, our loved ones, with others in similar situations is very, very powerful.  Talking is healing, healing is listening, listening is understanding, and understanding is the gift you cannot live without or withhold from others.  Please take time to listen to this conversation and be prepared share the gift of better communication.

Links of interest:

Denise Mariano (Twitter)

Denise Mariano (Facebook)

CRAFT (about)

SMART Recovery (website)

Partnership for Drug Free Kids (website)

Partnership for Drug Free Kids (coaching helpline)

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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.