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Podcast #51—Not My Child! Seeing the Truth in Layers

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(26m44s)  When the first signs of addiction or substance abuse appear, our first reactions often revolve around denial, blame-shifting, shock. How do we as families, and a society, learn to see reality as it truly is? Why is it helpful to face the truth with clear eyes? How do we overcome or change these thoughts or beliefs on an individual, but also societal level? How can we be aware with out being paranoid or afraid? Laurie and Annie have both been there and have had time to look back and consider these important questions. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation…



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