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Addicted Moms: Helping Women with Children Who Want Treatment

It is safe to say that nearly everyone in America is affected by addiction in some way. You may not know your friend or co-worker is struggling, or maybe someone in their life is struggling, but addiction is more prevalent than ever. So it is no surprise that some of those people just might happen . . . . Continue Reading


1 in 4 Girls Have Depression Symptoms at Age 14 Says New Study

Depression is a difficult thing to talk about, but it is an increasingly important conversation. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) an estimated 16.1 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2015. Among people ages 15-44 years old depression is the leading cause of disability . . . . Continue Reading


National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

According to the most current data available from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and other recent data: On average, almost 20 people per minute are physically abused in the US by an intimate partner. 10 million people a year are physically abused by an intimate partner 20,000 calls a day are placed to . . . . Continue Reading


All About Selective Mutism: Frozen In Silence

Have you ever been in a scenario where you wanted to speak, but couldn’t? For those with selective mutism, this is a reoccurring reality. Selective mutism is a condition in which a person cannot speak in certain situation. Typically, selected mutism begins in childhood. For example, a child may go the entire day at school . . . . Continue Reading


A Blood Test Could Detect Newborn Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Soon, a blood test could help physicians determine if a newborn is at high risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome. The findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children prenatally exposed to alcohol. It’s estimated that each year in the United States, 1 in every 750 babies is born with a . . . . Continue Reading


5 Ways to Help Your Children in Recovery

Children of addicts are often an afterthought in the recovery process. In the midst of the chaos, it is difficult to strike a balance between getting help for your addiction, and ensuring your children’s emotional needs are met. Children face immense challenges when raised by addicted parents. Even if those parents are not abusive, children . . . . Continue Reading


Overweight Child = Higher Risk of Addiction As Adult?

Apparently, adults who were overweight as children have a greater chance of having an addiction as an adult. The study applies to girls only so no word on whether this would apply to men as of yet.  Researchers at the Indiana University School of Education conducted the study. Essentially, they found that girls who were . . . . Continue Reading


Could Underage Drinking be Influenced by Social Media?

Social media may be influencing underage drinking. It turns out you may have to monitor even more of you teen’s behavior on social media. With advertisements plastered on every website, kids as young as 13 are regularly exposed to alcohol advertising. Alcohol advertisements are intended to target adult consumers only, however a study reveals kids . . . . Continue Reading


How Parents Influence a Child’s Drug Use

As a parent, you know that adolescence is a time of change. When it comes to drug and alcohol use, adolescence is the time when many children will consider experimenting.  Often, parents feel their efforts to deter the behavior go unnoticed but a recent study says the opposite. Parents can rest assured in knowing that they . . . . Continue Reading


The Transformation of Drug Prevention Programs

Do you remember a police officer coming to your school and raising awareness about never doing drugs? If you do, you probably were in school around the time when schools all across the country participated in D.A.R.E programs as part of the “Just Say No” campaign. The campaign was initiated as part of the U.S. “War . . . . Continue Reading


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