The Intentional Clinician, Episode #4
How to “drug-proof” your child and more with Mike Speakman.
In part 1 of my conversation with Mike Speakman LISAC, we discuss how to help “drug-proof” your child, and what to do about the drug addiction issues facing our community. In this vibrant conversation we discuss how recovery from addiction can work, cultural rites of passage as necessary for the transition to adulthood, and how to maintain personal growth through relationships, family, counseling, community and more. We discuss how delayed emotional growth in children can contribute to illegal drug use as an adult and how to stop it. We the difficulty and the bravery involved when parents attempt to intervene successfully to help an addicted loved one. We discuss the current cultural climate in the United States, attitudes toward addiction, and how we can all help our neighbors and children to navigate some of the difficulties facing our communities through drugs and other forms of addiction. We discuss several stories of personal growth and how to open up to new perspectives. We hope you enjoy this interview with Mike Speakman LISAC, founder of the PAL support group (parents of addicted loved ones).
Most children in the United States will end up experimenting with drugs by the time they are adults, so you can’t really ever drug-proof anyone 100%, but there are many things to learn as a family member or friend that can help someone steer clear of drug addiction. It is important to fight addiction through preventative measures. Learn how by working with a counselor who has experience with addiction work and check out Mike’s book here.
Paul Krauss MA LPC practices therapy in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Check out his clinic which features himself and several fantastic clinicians https://www.healthforlifegr.com/ If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give counseling a try– call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Here is Paul’s email: [email protected]
If you are an organization in need of a public speaker on the subject of psychology or mental health, Paul will gladly customize a talk to your audience and topic preference. After his short fact-filled speech, he will answer questions from the audience. Many more “ask a counselor” events coming soon in Grand Rapids and beyond.