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substance use in pregnancy guest Dr. Adrienne Richardson

One of the first steps toward having a healthy baby is to make healthy choices during pregnancy. Smoking (or breathing secondhand smoke), drinking alcohol and/or using drugs during pregnancy poses serious threats to your child’s longterm health and development. Even before you begin trying to become pregnant, it’s important to have accurate information about the…

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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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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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Burnett,Kristen_hs

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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Freeburg,Jennifer&Firdaush_hs

When it comes to drinking, there’s a big disconnect between what kids do and what parents think they do. For example, 1 in 6 teens binge drinks, but only 1 in 100 parents believes his or her child binge drinks. Many parents also are surprised to know how early children experiment with drinking; for example,…

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