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6 Ways To Discipline Teens

We can all agree that it is easier to to discipline little kids than it is to discipline teens, right? I think that I can hear a collective yes in the background. With little kids we can always turn to our favorite default go-to discipline method which are time-outs where we attempt to separate the …

Parenting

The Condition Many Recovering Addicts And Alcoholics Don't Know About

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>No one said recovery would be easy. And for the majority of addicts and alcoholics, detox is just the beginning.<p>While addiction specialists may know about post-acute withdrawal syndrome (protracted withdrawal syndrome), or PAWS, many addicts and much of the public do not. …

10 Things I Wish I Knew at the Beginning of Sobriety

<i>This was originally published on The Fix.</i><p>Everything always makes more sense in retrospect. I know that as much as the next person. Even so, I cringe thinking about how much trouble and heartache I could have saved myself when I got sober if I had known then, what I know now.<p>Then again, part of the …

Drug Addiction

51 Things That Happen When Your BFF Has Depression

Because having a mental health problem doesn't stop them being your BFF.<p><b>1. Chances are you didn't realise your friend had depression when you first met.</b><p>2. And when you found out, it didn't affect your friendship at all. It just helped you understand that mental illness really can affect anybody.<p><b>3.</b> …

What I've Learned About Parenting from My Husband's Drug Addiction

Being married to a troubled, sick man has been — in a word — excruciating. In two words? It’s been an excruciating privilege.<p>It doesn’t always feel …

Voices of Recovery: Young family finds hope amid drug addiction

<b>ST. GEORGE</b> — By the age of 12, St. George resident and recovering addict Taz Decker had already taken his first drink of alcohol. Like countless …

Mental Health

What You Learn From Loving An Addict

<i>Cook, seen here in Point Pleasant, NJ</i><p>September is National Recovery Month.*<p>I am not an addict.<p>But try and love one, and then see if you can look me square in the eyes and tell me that you didn't get addicted to trying to fix them.<p>If you're lucky, they recover. If you're really lucky, you recover, …

Drug Addiction

10 Ways to Try to Prevent Drug Addiction in Your Child

Prevention is much easier than treating drug addiction, and waiting to teach your child about drugs until they are 13 or 14 years old is too …

Drug Addiction

Customized Care in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment

If you follow the scientific method, you collect the evidence that exists -- you gather and inspect data -- and test your hypothesis. Compare this to wild assertions, based on nothing but emotion.<p>Nowhere is the analysis of information more urgent, and nowhere is the use of this material more …

Mental Health