On This Page: Parental Involvement Transition to Adulthood Supporting Independence Warning Signs When to Intervene Self-Care Finding Help “As the mother of a high school senior who has struggled with depression for nearly 10 years, I’m anxious about how I can help her adjust to life on her own without smothering her or somehow enabling…

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Bipolar disorder is one of the most common mood disorders in the world, affecting millions of people each year. This common disorder is also very complex and can produce a wide range of side effects that can contribute to the development of additional disorders and addictions.   Can Bipolar Disorder Cause Sex Addiction? Episodes of…

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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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