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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

Jeannette Lofas

Founder of the Stepfamily Foundation

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Sally Bjornsen

Sally Bjornsen

Creator of the Sassy Stepmother web site and author of The...

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Dr. Carl Pickhardt

Dr. Carl Pickhardt

Psychologist and author of Keys to Successful Stepfathering

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Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Pickhardt is a lecturer and author of several books including Keys to Successful Stepfathering. He speaks to audiences of all ages and also has specialized programs for individuals from ages 9 through 23.
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Cathryn Bond Doyle

A stepmom coach who offers multiple options over the phone or in person, Doyle is the founder of Stepmoms on a Mission at Smoms.org. She is also a relationship consultant.
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Dawn Miller

Miller is a syndicated columnist and a stepmother. She calls her blog, “The Blended Family Blog.”
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Debbie Critzer-Fox

As the founder of Positive Parenting, Critzer-Fox is a certified parenting educator and provides parenting classes, workshops and consultations through her organization.
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Elizabeth Einstein

Einstein is a stepfamily educator for over 25 years and a marriage and family therapist in Ithaca, NY. She is also the author of Strengthening Your Stepfamily.
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Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D.

Adler-Baeder was the former director of family life for the Stepfamily Association of America. This nonprofit organization became a research-based resource called the National Stepfamily Resource Center (NSRC) in 2006. Adler-Baeder is currently on the Stepfamily Expert Council for NSRC and the director of the Center for Children, Youth and Families at Auburn University.
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Jacquelyn B. Fletcher

Along with being a stepmother of three children, Fletcher is also a full-time freelance writer and teacher at the Loft Library Center in Minneapolis. She is the author of many books including Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom: Expert Advice from Other Stepmoms on How to Juggle Your Job, Your Marriage, and Your New Stepkids.
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