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Alcohol complicates youth independence

July 17, 2013 “With the use of alcohol and other drugs over time, youth may fail to advance to more complex stages of thinking and social interaction,” advises the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency... more »»

What’s in your bag?

July 8, 2013 “It won’t happen to my child.” Parents often say this because they don’t want to believe their children could get caught up in the drama of substance abuse. more »»

Is anxiety another word for fear?

July 1, 2013 “My anxiety kicked in and I had a panic attack,” Celia said. Her companion wanted to tell Celia to just suck it up and handle things. more »»

Sports figures must be responsible role models

June 17, 2013 What we do comes back to us. There are consequences for every action a person takes. more »»

Hot weather forecast: Take care of yourself

June 10, 2013 By CATHY BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist LISBON — The crazy, hazy, lazy days of summer are just ahead. Heat and humidity are in the forecast. more »»

Grief: A natural part of a loss

May 31, 2013 By CATHY BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist When the family gathers together the members reminisce and laugh about all the things they remember about growing up and being a part of a famil. more »»

GUEST COLUMN...SCT's 'Twelve Angry Men' is reason to rejoice

May 22, 2013 The Salem Community Theatre's current production of Reginald Rose's jury room drama, "Twelve Angry Men," is a reason to rejoice if you love good theater. more »»

Cyber dating is not for teens

May 20, 2013 LISBON — Last week we began a discussion about the rules of cyber dating. The first rule: Teens should not cyber date. more »»

Cyberdating: Caution advised

May 13, 2013 In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love… — Locksley Hall, Alfred, Lord Tennyson New love can happen in person, through the mail, and in these modern times, online. more »»

Heroin addiction is risky business

May 10, 2013 You may want to try it just once “for the experience.” You know it’s a bad idea, but how much can it hurt to try it just once? These are famous words because nobody starts out wanting to be addicte. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Time is critical for our educators

May 8, 2013 A recent Rasmussen poll tells us that American voters have little confidence in our K-12 schools. A mere 18 percent believe that most high school graduates have the skills needed for college. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...New treatment for bowel control woes

April 29, 2013 According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, more than 18 million Americans suffer from bowel control problems. more »»

Physical, mental health important to seniors

April 29, 2013 By Cathy Brownfield Family Recovery Center Publicist “Kate,” approaching her “mature age,” has made exercise a priority in her life for a lot of reasons. more »»

So, how is your relationship going?

April 24, 2013 Something doesn’t feel right. Maybe you’ve felt this for a long while but you decided you must be imagining things so you haven’t said anything. more »»

Teen dating shouldn’t be hazardous to your teen’s health

April 17, 2013 “Ouch!” Terri was shocked that her boyfriend slapped her and left a red mark on her forearm. “Ah, that’s just a love tap,” he said. “Well, it hurt,” she snapped. more »»

Empowering women: Take care of yourself

April 8, 2013 When her family finally secured dental insurance, “Bree” said after her husband and children had their teeth fixed she'd take care of her own, but there were always reasons why she didn't go to... more »»

April recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 28, 2013 LISBON — People take a lot for granted: walking, biking, baseball, cleaning house or cooking a meal, playing a board game on family game night or a movie date. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL....March known as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 18, 2013 Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men and women. more »»

An Evening of Inspiration coming in May

March 18, 2013 By Cathy Brownfield Family Recovery Center Publicist Christopher Kennedy Lawford grew up privileged, the son of actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, sister of the late President. more »»

Program to help at risk women

March 11, 2013 “Sanctuary for Change is a training program designed to provide women with histories of trauma and alcohol and drug abuse with tools and knowledge to reduce risks associated with HIV/STI transmission. more »»



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