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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Carpooling Parents Don’t Always Use Booster Seats
Parents use booster seats inconsistently when carpooling with young kids, according to a new study.

One-Room School Also One-Student School
In a prosperous ranching corner of Montana, Amber Leetch, age 11, makes up the entire Sunset School District 30.

A Blog as Therapy for Teenagers
Researchers find blogging provides a therapeutic value for teenagers.

Updated Guidelines for Treating Babies Exposed to Drugs in the Womb
The question of how best to help babies who have been exposed to drugs in the womb — including prescription pain medications, antidepressants and illicit drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine — can be an emotionally charged issue. Bringing science to bear on the issue, the American Academy of Pediatrics has just updated its guidelines on treating these infants.

British Teen Hospitalized After Eating Nothing but Chicken Nuggets for 15 Years
Talk about being a picky eater. A British teenager reportedly has eaten “practically nothing” but chicken nuggets for the past 15 years. And now she’s paying for it.

Blood Found in Home Belongs to Missing Girl
Blood discovered in the home of the father of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds did come from the girl and was “more blood than a small cut would produce,” the girl’s family says investigators told them.

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Moms on Drugs

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

In our November issue we cover a topic that you don’t hear much about: moms who are hooked on prescription drugs. Our story introduces you to three of them–all devoted, involved parents who started taking prescription meds for legitimate reasons, and then quickly enough spiraled into full-blown addicts. One mom was taking close to 55 pills a day, all while driving her three young children around. This woman was, at one point, a PTA president. The point: It can happen to anyone.

More than 18 million women ages 26 and older reported using prescription drugs for unintended uses in 2008, which is the most recent year for which stats are available. This means chances are good that someone you know is affected by this problem. Maybe you yourself are at risk? If you or someone you know needs help, these are useful resources.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse will give you more background on prescription drug abuse in America.

Narcotics Anonymous can help you determine whether you’re an addict.

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration will help you find a drug- and alcohol-abuse treatment program near you.

Intervention Center tells you how you might go about having an intervention for a loved one.


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