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Hazelden Betty Ford guest Dr. Leslie Adair

As parents, most of us would rather not even think about the possibility that our son or daughter could develop an addiction to alcohol or other substances. But putting our head in the sand only increases the risks. Dr. Leslie Adair, Director of Mental Health & Family Services at Hazelden Betty Ford’s adolescent and young…

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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse guest Dave Pelzer

In his bestselling book, A Child Called It, Dave Pelzer told the story of the horrific abuse he experienced at the hands of his mother. After years as a popular speaker and frequent guest on national media, Dave now has written Too Close To Me, a candid and courageous story of striving to be a…

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Hazelden youth addiction guest Kathleen Schultz

From the earliest years of life, our children are learning about alcohol and other mood-altering substances from what they see and hear among adults in their lives. At earlier ages than ever before, children encounter opportunities and temptations to experiment with alcohol, prescription drugs, illegal substances and dangerous new synthetics. In this week’s Mom Enough…

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Substance abuse is one of today’s major health problems, affecting countless families and creating pain and confusion for children. But many of us are uncertain how to talk with children when a family member has a problem with substance use and that uncertainty too often leads to avoidance and secrecy that only compound the problems….

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Marti joined KARE 11’s Bryan Piatt to talk about child abuse prevention. Here are four things you should know about abuse and how to prevent it: 1) Most child abuse is perpetrated by parents or other familiar adults 2) Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment 3) Abuse often is passed on from one…

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