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Families In Action – March 3, 2014

Hosts:Cary Quashen and Bob Sharits of Action

Topic: Families in Recovery

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Families in Action: March 3, 2013

Welcome to Families in Action on your Hometown Station AM-1220 KHTS.  

Most people don’t know that the family needs to be a large part of the treatment.  One kid recovered from drug rehabilitation, the family took him out to diner and the dad bought him a beer,  it was not long until he was back in rehab.  When you have a person recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in your home, it is a good idea to help them by not drinking around them or keeping alcohol around the house.  

Cary believes that there are many people invested in keeping people sick.  Sometimes families and loved ones have such a fear of change and of the unknown,  the family does not want things to be different.  

Denial is such a big part of addiction, and not just for the user.  Families often times hold a lot of denial.  Often they will say “that’s just the way he is”, or “he’s just smoking pot”.  Once the family and friends minimizes it, it makes it easier for the person to use drugs.    

Imagine a recovering patient who has two teenage kids.  They have slowly been “checking out” of his responsibilities.  Mom is overwhelmed and the kids have had to build their own coping skills and become resentful.  Dad goes through rehab and things are looking good, but what about the family?  This family hasn’t had a dad in over 12 years and now he is present.  Mom may not want to give up their responsibilities,  the kids will not respect the new authority,  it will become a difficult transition.  We need to teach them how to step in and be the parent.  

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About Kyle Jellings

Kyle Jellings grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Canyon High School in 2004. Following his high school career he spent three years at College of the Canyons where he graduated with his Associate's Degree. Kyle then traveled to Utah where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Journalism emphasis from Utah Valley University. While in Utah, Kyle had the opportunity to do many different internships which included a Production Assistant at ESPN 700 and a Media Relations Assistant with the 2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake. Kyle was married to his wife Paola in 2008 and they had their first child, Calvin, in August of 2010. When Kyle is not at KHTS he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in sports in any way.
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