By: Stephanie Thomas Persuasion is a tricky pursuit. You’ve tried it, no doubt. Nudging a friend to join you in your new hobby, convincing your parents to offer you a little more independence or begging your toddler to put on his pants — for the love! And, if you’re like most of us, your efforts…

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My guest today is Jennifer Angier, a veteran addictions counselor who now serves as CEO of Talbott Recovery in Georgia, which offers specialized programs for professionals, such as doctors, nurses and lawyers. She sat down with me to share how her own personal journey has influenced the way she meets patients where they are and…

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Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States. The 2016 National Study on Drug Use and Health reported that an estimated 28.6 million Americans age 12 and over used illicit drugs during the month prior to the study. That means roughly 1 in 10 people struggle with some level of…

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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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Alcoholism affects people from all walks of life. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 80,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the United States. And alcohol continues to be one of the nation’s most preventable causes of death, second only to tobacco and a poor diet/sedentary…

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When it comes to healing, doctors are on the front lines. Day in, day out, they bring their knowledge, experience and compassion to try to help those who are sick and injured. But the job isn’t always rewarding. In fact, many doctors struggle physically and mentally to stay in their profession — and sometimes that…

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By Thomas Tjornehoj The holidays are supposed to be a time filled with joy and hope. But the truth is, special days on the calendar for getting together with family and friends can be very challenging. Emotionally. Physically. And nearly every other way. Some people find refuge in alcohol or other drugs when holiday drama…

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By Christa Banister As the growing opioid epidemic continues to grab headlines and drug use in the American workplace has reached the highest positivity rate in 12 years, it’s safe to say that drug testing isn’t going away anytime soon.1 Considering that alcohol, drug and tobacco use costs the US economy more than $740 billion…

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