Unlike many other prescription drugs, Adderall will not cause an addiction in individuals who truly need it as long as they stick to the prescribed dosages. However, since there is such easy access to Adderall in the medicine cabinets of family or friends, illegally over the Internet or on the street, people who have no medical need…

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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 United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 88,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the United States.1 And alcohol continues to be one of the nation’s most preventable causes of death, second only to tobacco and a poor diet/sedentary lifestyle.…

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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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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 and stress get…

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