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Should I Worry About My Child’s Mental Health?

Mom Worries About Her Child's Mental Health

By Cindy Coloma According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five children experience a mental health condition every year.1 Mental health is a hot topic in the news, and with the coverage and new research, some parents worry about their own kids. Worrying about your child’s mental health is completely normal, and there are signs to look for. WHEN SHOULD I START WORRYING ABOUT MY CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH? As a parent, it can be difficult to know what’s normal in child development and what isn’t. Here are a few examples of symptoms that may […]

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How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with LSD Abuse

LSD is a very common drug, despite the fact that it is illegal in almost every country in the world.LSD is a powerful chemical made from a fungus that grows on grain.LSD is known by several other names, including acid, blotter, dots, and yellow sunshine.[1] Because of the nature of LSD, your body can build up a tolerance to the drug. This tolerance can lead to drug addiction. One of the best ways to handle addiction is through an intervention. Typically, an intervention is when the family or friends meet with the addict to motivate them to seek help. Many […]

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What You Should Know Before Hosting an Addicted Loved One This Holiday Season

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By Wesley Gallagher Oh, the holidays. They’re often filled with joy and merriment, love and thanksgiving, laughter and relaxation with family and friends. For many, however, time with family and friends is more likely to bring stress and tension than laughter and merriment, and the mere anticipation of time together creates anxiety. This is especially true for people with loved ones who struggle with substance use and addiction. Dealing with fears of what might happen at a gathering with these loved ones can be enough to put a damper on the holidays. Fortunately, if you’re one of these people, there […]

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Having Open Conversations Can Save Lives

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By Patti Richards No matter how hard parents try to protect their children from the effects of drug and alcohol use, the current national drug epidemic makes open conversations at earlier ages necessary. Talking about drugs with your children may feel like you’re robbing them of their innocence, but providing age-appropriate information is the best way to ensure the lines of communication stay open as they grow. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, children who have open conversations about the dangers of alcohol and drug use are 50 percent less likely to abuse substances and develop […]

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When Your Child Is Addicted

Family support and wellness can play a major role in the recovery of an addicted person. Families can help their loved ones by seeking support of their own in the form of family therapy, support groups, and individual counseling.

As parents, having a child is a life-changing event that brings incredible joy and love into your life. Less often talked about is the fact that children also bring worry, pain and fear. From the moment you learn that you’re having a baby, you likely began worrying about providing for, caring for and raising that child to be the type of person who can make it in a world that is not always kind or fair. And, worse, when your child grows up to make mistakes related to drug or alcohol use, it can be difficult to reach out, to […]

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