ADHD Treatment Options Prove Effective
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder in the United States. The disorder affects an estimated 3 to 7 percent of all children, and often persists into adulthood. Many researchers (Simmel, et al. 2001, and others) believe the rate among... From Child Maltreatment to Delinquency
Child welfare files are full of cases of juvenile lawbreakers and adult criminals who were abused or neglected as children, as if the crimes committed against them when young planted the seeds of criminal behavior. But is the progression from victim to offender inevitable among children? Could... Alcoholism - Getting the Facts
For many people, the facts about alcoholism are not clear. What is alcoholism, exactly? How does it differ from alcohol abuse? When should a person seek help for a problem related to his or her drinking? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has prepared this booklet to... Brief Notes on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents
The future of our country depends on the mental health and strength of our young people. However, many children have mental health problems that interfere with normal development and functioning. A 1999 study estimated that almost 21 percent of U.S. children ages 9 to 17 had a diagnosable mental or...
'Growing Pains' star talks addiction
Jeremy Miller recently revealed to "Entertainment Tonight" that he's struggled with alcohol abuse. Looking back, Miller says, he's grateful he didn't own a gun at the time: "I hated myself so thoroughly that I would have done something very stupid." Celebrity substance abuse confessions
Jeremy Miller recently revealed to "Entertainment Tonight" that he's struggled with alcohol abuse. Looking back, Miller says, he's grateful he didn't own a gun at the time: "I hated myself so thoroughly that I would have done something very stupid." Mobile app may help people recovering from alcohol abuse: study
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A mobile app aimed at keeping people recovering from alcohol abuse sober appears to cut down on the number of days they drink, according to a new study. More recovering alcohol abusers also reported total abstinence from drinking when using the app,... Police unite against booze, violence
Alcohol abuse, violence and anti-social behaviour will be targeted by Victorian police in Operation Unite.
Begin at the Beginning
June 18, 2009, 10:53 pm
The question always comes up: Where should I start?
And the answer is always the same: Research, research, research!
I researched adoption for two years. My husband and I were married in 2002. We told each other that we wanted to be married for a year before we talked kids. I told him that... Can You Close Your Adoption?
May 31, 2009, 8:03 pm
I've talked about the appropriate reasons and not-so-appropriate reasons that adoptive parents may choose to close a once-open adoption. And so the question remains: can you, as a birth parent, close the adoption? Or, perhaps, the question should be: should you, as a birth parnet, close the... What Should Exclude Someone from Adopting
October 8, 2010, 6:00 am
In my last post , I posted a question I found at Chronicles of Munchkin Land , which asked:
What should exclude parents from adopting and/or can you still be a “good” parent/person after a big mistake? … So, what should automatically exclude someone from adopting?
I believe all adoptive...
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