Podcast: Addiction in “A Very Fine House”


I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dave Cooke at 100 Pedals. This is a nonprofit organization providing educational support and resources for parents and families with loved ones in the throes of addiction. Dave is also author of Behind the Dumpster, a memoir about his journey through his son’s heroin addiction.

Dave and I talked about my book, A Very Fine House, and we had an important conversation about some of the challenges parents face when a child is abusing drugs. Tough decisions need to be made, and self care is critical.

Hope you’ll grab a cup of tea and tune in HERE for the podcast. And don’t forget to check out Dave’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter page. He’s a wealth of information about substance use disorder.



Author: Barbara Stoefen

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  1. I found your talk really helpful. Thank you.

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  2. I’m listening to your podcast with Dave and you have such insightful information that I know will help parents, Barbara. I especially like your idea of raising the bottom for our kids. I feel as well that parents can have an influence and can make a difference. Thank you so much for sharing your story! I have just ordered your book and look forward to reading it. Take care.

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    • How nice to hear from you, Cathy. I follow your blog and am so grateful for the expertise you share! Thank you for ordering my book… I look forward to hearing your thoughts about it. Happy regards.

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  3. Wonderful, hopeful, heart-felt interview. Barb, you have been given a gift of being able to communicate your story and provide hope to families going through the darkness. You’ve been given wings.

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