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Families Navigating Addiction & Recovery

Feb 13, 2019

“And who holds our emotional heartstrings more than our children or our grandchildren.”- Jerry Moe

Welcome to the 45th Annual Winter Symposium! We know traditional conferences as a gathering packed with professionals and their talks but this one where we find our host is surely remarkable as it is designed to be educational in a fun and exciting way! Jeff surely is ecstatic about this conference and meeting field experts that can help us too to be conversant about new and multi-faceted ways of recovery.

Now, for the highlights of today’s episode: a very heart-touching interview with one of the featured faculty of this highly esteemed four-day annual addiction conference, Jerry Moe. We surely look forward to additional learnings from our guest who is a seasoned trainer, lecturer, author, Advisory Board Member of the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA), and National Director of the Betty Ford Children’s Program.

When we talk about addiction, we customarily think of adults struggling to be sober and their adult family members supporting them along the way. Seldom though, do we recognize that this premise is lacking in many ways. On the other hand, the counterpart of this scenario is one that must be considered with all seriousness-the children of addiction and their role in the recovery of the whole family. Learn more about this intriguing topic as Jeff interviews Jerry about why it is important to give attention to children, how profoundly they are affected, in what ways they express their anxieties, how they can put a stop to the generational pattern of addiction and how their little voices can have the greatest impact in the family endeavor. Of course, knowing about all these is not enough without the life-changing topic: what adults can do.


Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at



01:52 Children Centers: Walking Like You Own It

O8:08 Expressing Addiction Anxiety

21:09 A Child-Centered Family Program

28:29 The Invisible Story

33:22 The Power of a Group