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Robin M. Star

Helping navigate the world of addiction and substance abuse

About Robin

Schedule your confidential complimentary 30 minute consultation with Robin today!

    Robin M. Star

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    Helping navigate the world of addiction and substance abuse

    Schedule your confidential complementary 30 minute consultation today!

      Cover2’s podcast with Robin

      About Robin

      Robin Star’s passion is helping people navigate the world of addiction and substance abuse. In her private practice she uses a science based program backed by 40 years of clinical research. Robin’s coaching uses these evidence based methods to empower families and concerned loved ones to motivate the person who struggles with alcohol or drug abuse to seek treatment. On an individual or family basis she provides tools needed to traverse the challenges of coping with a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol (Substance Use Disorder).

      After 9 years of coaching parents who have children with substance use disorder, I realigned my program to offer help to those parents who have adult children failing to launch onto their best life journey. The skills, tools and evidence-based practices from my work are associated with how we motivate our children to desire change. We cannot do it for them, but through the program we develop together, we can make strides in forming new pathways for our children.

      She is the group facilitator for Parents of Addicted Children™, a support group founded in 1999 for parents who are experiencing on-going life problems due to their child’s (children of all ages) use of alcohol and/or drugs. Robin believes assisting the parents to help themselves is one of the most important single things they can do to help their child.

      Robin also coaches parents through “Take Back Your Life”™, a 4 week course which teaches parents more effective ways to deal with their child who has Substance Use Disorder and learn how to set healthy boundaries, stop losing themselves in the child’s problematic behavior and help parents move from feelings of shame, isolation, hopelessness and helplessness to an increased feeling of hope and a sense of effectiveness. In order for parents to know how to stop losing themselves in their child’s addiction they need to learn that the only behavior they can control is their own.

      Robin is a graduate of the University of Denver with a BS/BA, and is a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach with a specialty in coaching families with children failing to launch and/or struggling with alcohol or drugs. She is the founder of Star Group.

      Robin is certified in Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) as a Parent Network Coach, trained by the Center for Motivation and Change and works with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. Robin provides pragmatic behavioral coaching, alternative and practical client centered solutions. She works privately with families and facilitates group learning on how to support a loved one before, during and after change.

      A PATH FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
      Through a Unique Coaching Practice

      “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, let go of what you can’t change.”
      “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
      “Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens. Not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.”
      “Sometimes we’re tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.”
      “Forgive them even if they are not sorry. Holding on to anger only hurts you, not them.”
      “Until you realize you are the creator of your own misery you will never be truly happy. For it is how you react to any given situation that brings you happiness.”
      “Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.”
      “We must let go of the life we had planned so at to have the life that is waiting for us.”
      “I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms…let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
      “When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger.”
      “Promise me you’ll always remember that you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
      Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
      “Just because something is not happening for you right now does not mean that it will never happen.”
      “Transform sorrow into strength, pain into growth and fear into trust.”
      “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
      Dalai Lama
      “One day can change everything…”
      “Let go of what I cannot control.”
      “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
      “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amidst the storm.”
      “You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.”
      “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.”
      Maya Angelou
      “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing.”
      “May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears!”
      “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
      Maya Angelou
      “Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
      “Don’t expect everyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never had to walk your path.”
      “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
      “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.”
      “Don’t judge a situation you have never been in.”
      “Worry doesn’t take away the pain of tomorrow, but sucks the happiness and joy for today.”
      “Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the best futures.”
      “Don’t keep taking the same road, expecting it to get you somewhere else.”
      “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better.”
      Maya Angelou
      “Pessimism never won any battle.”
      “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy. I think I will be happy today!”
      “So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself everything happens for a reason.”
      “Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never walked your path.”
      “Worry is a choice.”
      “Living Life fully means not waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance between the raindrops”
      Ego says: “Once everything falls into place, I will find peace.”
      Spirit says: “Find peace and everything will fall into place.”
      “I am committed to own my own problems and let others own theirs.”
      “Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times.”
      “You don’t need a plan, sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”
      “To let go is to fear less and to love more. To let go is not to care for, but to care about.”
      “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
      Maya Angelou
      “Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.”
      “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
      Mother Theresa
      “We don’t have control over the actions of others. We do have control over how we allow their actions to affect us.”
      “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
      “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”
      e.h.
      “You never know how STRONG you are until being STRONG is the only choice you have.”
      “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.”
      “Storms in your life can be followed by rainbows.”
      “Treat others with kindness. You never know what burdens people bear or what they are going through. You may have power to lift their spirits or break them.”
      “When someone is trying to change their ways, the worst thing you can do is keep bringing up the past.”
      “If you stumble, make it part of the dance!”
      “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”
      Ann Landers
      “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
      Theodore Roosevelt
      Piglet: “How do you spell love?”
      Pooh: “You don’t spell it, you feel it.”
      “Strength is when you have so much to cry for, but you choose to smile instead.”
      “One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”
      “One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether its guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.”
      Sometimes we get angry with people, when we should be angry with ourselves, because we gave them the power to change our mood and feelings.”
      “At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.”
      “The past does not equal the future.”
      “One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.”
      “Sometimes we need someone to simply be there…Not to fix anything in particular, but just to let us feel we are supported and cared about.”
      “My worst fears can come true, whether I anguish over them or not.”
      “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
      Fred Rogers
      “We liberate children not by making them work for our love, but by letting them rest in it.”
      Gordon Newfeld
      “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”

      About Robin

      Cover2’s podcast with Robin

      Robin Star’s passion is helping parents navigate the world of addiction and substance abuse. In her private practice she uses a science based program backed by 40 years of clinical research. Robin’s coaching uses these evidence based methods to empower parents to motivate their child who struggles with alcohol or drug abuse to seek treatment. On an individual or family basis she provides tools needed to traverse the challenges of coping with children addicted to drugs or alcohol (Substance Use Disorder).

      “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
      “I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms…let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
      “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
      Maya Angelou
      “Living Life fully means not waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance between the raindrops”
      “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
      “When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger.”
      “Don’t expect everyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never had to walk your path.”
      “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”
      Ann Landers
      “If you stumble, make it part of the dance!”
      “So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself everything happens for a reason.”
      “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.”
      Maya Angelou
      “Sometimes we’re tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.”
      “Don’t keep taking the same road, expecting it to get you somewhere else.”
      “Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times.”
      “Pessimism never won any battle.”
      “One day can change everything…”
      “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, let go of what you can’t change.”
      “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
      “Just because something is not happening for you right now does not mean that it will never happen.”
      “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
      Fred Rogers
      “Until you realize you are the creator of your own misery you will never be truly happy. For it is how you react to any given situation that brings you happiness.”
      “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
      Dalai Lama
      “You don’t need a plan, sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”
      “We must let go of the life we had planned so at to have the life that is waiting for us.”
      “When someone is trying to change their ways, the worst thing you can do is keep bringing up the past.”
      “Transform sorrow into strength, pain into growth and fear into trust.”
      “Treat others with kindness. You never know what burdens people bear or what they are going through. You may have power to lift their spirits or break them.”
      “My worst fears can come true, whether I anguish over them or not.”
      “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amidst the storm.”
      Piglet: “How do you spell love?”
      Pooh: “You don’t spell it, you feel it.”
      “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
      Theodore Roosevelt
      “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.”
      “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”
      e.h.
      “Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the best futures.”
      “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
      Mother Theresa
      “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”
      “You never know how STRONG you are until being STRONG is the only choice you have.”
      “Promise me you’ll always remember that you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
      Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
      “We liberate children not by making them work for our love, but by letting them rest in it.”
      Gordon Newfeld
      “We don’t have control over the actions of others. We do have control over how we allow their actions to affect us.”
      “Strength is when you have so much to cry for, but you choose to smile instead.”
      “Worry doesn’t take away the pain of tomorrow, but sucks the happiness and joy for today.”
      “I am committed to own my own problems and let others own theirs.”
      “Worry is a choice.”
      “Storms in your life can be followed by rainbows.”
      “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better.”
      Maya Angelou
      Sometimes we get angry with people, when we should be angry with ourselves, because we gave them the power to change our mood and feelings.”
      “To let go is to fear less and to love more. To let go is not to care for, but to care about.”
      “One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.”
      “Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never walked your path.”
      “One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether its guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.”
      “Don’t judge a situation you have never been in.”
      “The past does not equal the future.”
      “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
      “Sometimes we need someone to simply be there…Not to fix anything in particular, but just to let us feel we are supported and cared about.”
      “You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.”
      “Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
      “Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.”
      “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing.”
      Ego says: “Once everything falls into place, I will find peace.”
      Spirit says: “Find peace and everything will fall into place.”
      “Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.”
      “May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears!”
      “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy. I think I will be happy today!”
      “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.”
      “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
      Maya Angelou
      “At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.”
      “One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”
      “Let go of what I cannot control.”
      “Forgive them even if they are not sorry. Holding on to anger only hurts you, not them.”
      “Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens. Not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.”

      SERVICES:

      Community Reinforcement and Family Training

      Take Back Your Life

      Parents of Addicted Children

      Robin’s Recommended Reading

      Helpful links to guide you along your journey

      Parenting Adult Children

      Parents and other caregivers who have reached out to our helpline have asked many questions about how to parent an adult child with substance use problems. In addition

      Parenting ideas

      Being hard on yourself now serves no purpose and is in fact counterproductive with respect to the change that must happen. Your kids and your husband don’t know

      Helping Anxious kids might be easy

      By Camilo Ortiz and Lenore Skenazy Dr. Ortiz, a psychologist, is an associate professor of psychology at Long Island University, Post. Ms. Skenazy is the president of the nonprofit Let Grow and

      Drugfree- Marijuana Resource Center

      https://drugfree.org/marijuana-resource-center/?utm_campaign=OrgMoments&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=250929962&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_hqFSRGcepgzJmOvl_7jxS427oZzWmIQHURe5DTVYJSbxY5PKGxAxe0EtT6-B51vxpIGTUvJOtczhTF7HGIryKDbyxNQ&utm_content=250929962&utm_source=hs_email

      Robin’s Recommended Reading

      Helpful links to guide you along your journey

      Parenting Adult Children

      Parents and other caregivers who have reached out to our helpline have asked many questions about how to parent an adult child with substance use problems. In addition

      Parenting ideas

      Being hard on yourself now serves no purpose and is in fact counterproductive with respect to the change that must happen. Your kids and your husband don’t know

      Helping Anxious kids might be easy

      By Camilo Ortiz and Lenore Skenazy Dr. Ortiz, a psychologist, is an associate professor of psychology at Long Island University, Post. Ms. Skenazy is the president of the nonprofit Let Grow and

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