Driving under the influence is a crime, but the idea of getting arrested for DUI for the very first time may not faze many people. After all, it’s a first-time offense, and the law is quite lenient on first-time offenders, right? While most states categorize first-time DUIs as a misdemeanor, the consequences, both short-term and…

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By Stephanie Thomas If you’re a parent and you’re reading this article, I can make one big assumption about you: You love your kid. The other details — the ones we’ll get into further down — don’t matter right now. That’s because your love, combined with appropriate action, has the power to set your child…

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The Wine Mom. She’s not just a character in a movie or a funny little meme that pops up in your Facebook feed. She’s your neighbor. Your co-worker. And seemingly every other mom in your first-grader’s class. Every aspect of our culture seems to support the idea that being a modern, intelligent, socially astute woman…

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Binge drinking on college campuses is a serious health threat to students. Young people headed to school for the first (or fourth) time need the truth from their parents and other trusted adults about the dangers of binge drinking. And the truth is, binge drinking kills more than 1,000 college students each year in the…

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We all know that nobody is immune to becoming an addict. The nation’s opioid crisis has proven that. But why is it that people in the nursing profession – those providing frontline care to the sick and among the most admired professionals in America – appear to be even more susceptible it? Perhaps the more…

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  While there are many substances that can lead to dependence, alcohol is unique due to its legal status, which is why alcohol is the most commonly abused of all mind-altering substances. While only 3.2 percent of all alcohol users go on to become addicted,1 that still results in a huge total, with at least…

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You may have heard of the term problem drinking and wondered what exactly makes it different from alcoholism. How do you know if you’re a problem drinker or an alcoholic? What’s the difference? The short answer is yes, there is a major difference between the two. Problem drinking is using alcohol in a way that…

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