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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Jeannette Lofas

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Sally Bjornsen

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Dr. Carl Pickhardt

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Stepdads Need Help Too

Stepdads Need Help Too

While much attention is given to being a new stepmother, stepfathers...

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Bad habits can be passed from stepparent to stepchild.

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Help for Blended Families

Help for Blended Families

Did you know that marriages that involve stepchildren are...

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Mom by Default

Mom by Default

When you got married, your spouse’s child lived with...

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Stepparenting Basics

Stepparenting Basics

Becoming a stepparent is a serious undertaking. Let Dr. Phil...

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Blend, Bond, Repeat

Blend, Bond, Repeat

Establishing rituals as a blended family can help the transition...

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What Not to Say

What Not to Say

Avoid these 12 phrases when you’re a stepparent.

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