A Mother’s Addiction
Nicole, a 21-year-old mother, is addicted to heroin, a highly addictive narcotic that can have dangerous effects on a person’s internal organs. Her dependency has not only affected her life and health, but the lives of everyone around her, including her 2-year-old son, Mason. Hear her heartbreaking story and follow her rocky road to recovery.
Debbie and Brandon explain to Gina why she may be enabling Nicole’s addiction. Will she see that her involvement may be hindering Nicole’s recovery? See why Gina may need to take a step back.
Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms:
• High blood pressure
• Muscle cramps
Do you or someone you love need a wake-up call to quit a dangerous addiction? Tell us.
• Teens and drugs: Are your kids next?
• Prescription for danger
• Shocking drug dangers
• Dangerous trends: What to watch out for
Stealing, lying, physical aggression – the behavior of a 6-year-old girl? Stephanie and Bryan’s middle daughter, Jessica, has regular outbursts, and the couple is desperately seeking help.
Doctor of psychology Wendy Walsh, Ph.D. explains that Jessica’s behavior may be “classic middle-child syndrome. Because you have [four] kids, you’re, in some manner, expecting her to step up and be a 12-year-old. She’s looking at who’s getting the attention, and it’s the 2-and-a-half-year-old, so she’s behaving like a 2-and-a-half-year-old, because she sees that works.
“You’re never going to create an angel overnight,” Dr. Wendy says. “But right now, what this little girl is addicted to is negative attention. She’s figured out that she can get your attention really easily with negative behavior.”
Dr. Wendy and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears reveal simple strategies to help curb out-of-control behavior in kids.
“It takes a pretty smart child to do what she’s doing, so that’s actually a good thing,” Dr. Sears says. “When she learns how to control this, she’s going to be a great kid, and she’s going to excel at everything she wants to do.”
• Taming a tantrum
• Survive a temper tantrum
• Tips for controlling outbursts
• Choices to make during a tantrum
Can failing to floss be harmful to your health? Cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman gives Canden, who hates to floss, a much-needed dental intervention.