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How Cocaine Affects the Brain

The key to understanding how cocaine affects the brain is learning how small-scale chemicals in brain cells can affect large-scale systems of the mind. Communication in the Brain The human brain is composed of between 19 and 23 billion cells called “neurons”. While all cells in the body communicate with one another, What is unique […]

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Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

There are various treatments available for drug and alcohol addiction including outpatient, inpatient and self-help programs. Whatever the dependency, the best course of action is to find treatment that covers many aspects of the recovery process, and the most comprehensive treatments are available in an inpatient rehab center. Drug and alcohol addiction is a sensitive […]

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The Color Teds, Bears of Color for Diverse Young Readers

Librarians, educators and book festival panelists are calling for more diverse picture books to reflect the changing face of America, at a time when, according to Pew Research Center, “half of Americans younger than 5 were minorities in 2013… ”. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/10/5-facts-about-americas-students/ Characters Engage Books wholeheartedly support these aims and have now published “Color Teds: Tia […]

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Understanding Teenage Drinking

Alcohol is the primary drug of choice for America’s teenagers. Statistics show that they abuse alcohol to a much greater extent than any other drug. Teen alcoholism has become a major problem affecting families regardless of their economic and social standing. Recent data shows that about one-half of all junior high school and high school […]

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Podcast- An Overview of Depression Among Mothers and Children

On the last Expressive Mom Show, Miriam Slozberg coveredg the topic of parenting and depression. In fact, a blog post recently was written up on depression and motherhood. The guest for that show was Jasmin Pierre from New Orleans, who is an advocate for clinical depression and she discussed the truth about the affects of […]

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Podcast- An Overview of Making Good Choices with Krishna Pendyala

On the latest Expressive Mom Show, Miriam Slozberg covered the topic of children making good choices in their lives. The guest was Krishna Pendyala, who is an unconventional life coach, workshop leader and social change agent who uses a playful approach to empower people make mindful choices in life. That was covered in the podcast. […]

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