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 April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which is a good time for parents and other adults to examine how they use alcohol and how they talk about it in front of children and teens. Parents play an especially powerful role in helping their children make healthy choices, but they may not even be aware of…

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photo of alcohol misuse by women ME guest, Carrie Kappel

We moms are often hard on ourselves, thinking we should be able to raise perfect children, keep a clean house, cook nutritious meals, stay on top of our jobs and always have a smile on our face. We often feel embarrassed or ashamed if we need to ask for help, sacrificing sleep and good health…

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photo of women and alcohol risks ME guest, Jill Seward

Women and alcohol consumption may appear harmless – many of us enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a hard day or a celebratory mimosa at a weekend brunch. But how much alcohol is too much? When do you know if drinking has become a problem for you? And how does a woman’s…

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photo of signs of possible substance abuse ME 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 and ignoring signs of possible substance abuse only increases the risks.   Dr. Leslie Adair, Director of Mental Health & Family…

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photo of ME's family member’s substance use guest, Dr. Kristen Burnett

Substance use 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 about a family member’s substance use problem, and that uncertainty too often leads to avoidance and secrecy that only compound the problems.   This week’s…

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