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Opioid addiction problems continue in Georgia

The most frequently prescribed drugs in the state of Georgia are opioids. Hydrocodone, a powerful opioid-based painkiller, is the most frequently prescribed drug of them all. This is unsettling news considering how devastatingly addictive the drug is. In fact, hydrocodone is so addictive that many people who regularly take the medication become addicted to it long after they require it for medical purposes.

This addiction results in the threat of criminal allegations against those who became physically addicted to these drugs due to no fault of their own -- simply as a result of following their doctors' recommendations.

Summer vacations: Making memories with your children

The end of the school year comes with the fun prospect of summer vacations for families. These are meant to be an enjoyable break from normal life. When you are divorced and have children, you might find that vacation takes on a new meaning. It is a time for you and your children to connect and make memories.

One aspect of this type of vacation that you need to remember is that your children might want to share the memories with their other parent. This is understandable, so make sure that you are prepared to help this happen. Here are some tips you might find useful on a vacation with children after a divorce:

4 signs that you should seriously consider divorce

Making the decision to divorce does not come easy for anyone. In fact, your reasons for staying together might actually outnumber your reasons for wanting to separate. However, even just one good reason to divorce might outweigh all those reasons for staying in an unhappy or unhealthy relationship. In addition, there are various challenges you will have to face, such as what to do with your Augusta house,

Staying in a bad marriage will have far worse consequences than ending it and moving on. If you are experiencing any of the following situations in your marriage, it might be one of several signs that you should divorce.

Do these things to succeed at co-parenting

Let's face it: Co-parenting is every bit as difficult as it sounds. Even if you have a plan in place, you know that things can and probably will go wrong every now and again.

The best thing you can do is rely on your parenting agreement to keep you on the right track. This is no guarantee that you will never run into trouble, but it can at least give you some peace of mind.

Could legal marijuana in Georgia be further away than we think?

In the wake of numerous states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, one might assume that Georgia would be in the line-up to join the bandwagon. However, the legalization of pot in our state could be further away than you think.

With the Justice Department's recent rescinding of the Obama-era "hands-off approach" to federal marijuana law enforcement, states that have not already legalized the drug could be less eager to do so.

Support the psychological health of your kids during divorce

Your children are the most precious parts of your life, and this is why you're probably concerned -- and maybe even terrified -- about how your divorce will affect them. In fact, some parents are so frightened about this topic that they delay and avoid their divorce, and endure a toxic relationship that should have ended years ago.

Regardless of your situation, if you're worried about your children and whether your divorce will affect them negatively, that's a good thing. It's a sign that you're an attentive parent who cares. It's also a sign that you'll do whatever you can to support the psychological health of your kids before, during and after the dissolution of your marriage.

Creating a parenting agreement will clear your mind

For many people, the biggest challenge of the divorce process is getting in the right frame of mind. Although you have an idea of what you want to accomplish, you never really know what the future will bring.

Creating a parenting agreement is easier said than done, but that doesn't mean you should shy away from this and hope for the best. You need to dive in head first to ensure that you know exactly what to expect along the way.

Chronic pain and the path to addiction and arrest

As someone who has lived with chronic pain, you know the truth that the only way to get relief may be to take pain medications. Unfortunately, pain medications have side effects including addiction and dependency.

As someone who takes opioids for pain, you worry that you'll become addicted and then have your prescription limited. This happens to people all the time, and it's a driving force behind the current opioid crisis in the United States.

Know your options for dividing a home in divorce

As you go through the divorce process, you may have major concerns about who will get the family home. This is particularly true if you have at least one child with the other person and you want him or her to have stability.

What happens next depends on many factors, including whether or not you and your spouse are working through your differences in mediation. With this approach, you have more control over what happens, which includes the division of property.

How to tell your spouse you want a divorce

If you come to realize that divorce is the only way to fix your marital problems, you'll want to learn as much about the process as possible. At some point, sooner rather than later, you need to tell your spouse that you want a divorce.

This sounds like a simple conversation, especially if you are ready to put your relationship in the past, but this is not always the case.