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National Recovery Month observed in September

September 9, 2013 National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or... more »»

My name is Daniel. I am an addict

September 3, 2013 Part I of two-part series Why do some people become addicts and others not? Does trauma play a role in the development of addiction? Or is it genetic predisposition and the environment of the person... more »»

Victims fear leaving their pets behind

August 30, 2013 Women who find themselves in the vice of violence in their relationships and fear for their lives must make split second decisions for their personal safety. more »»

Working for clients dealing with addition

August 19, 2013 LISBON — For the past several weeks we have shared discussions about stigma, recovery from the addict’s perspective and recovery from the viewpoint of family members who have dealt with the addictio... more »»

Families: Struggling for a foothold in a cyclone

August 14, 2013 In this series of articles about recovery, we have been sharing how important recovery is. This is the process of combating a disorder or problem. more »»

Stigma affects recovery for an addict

August 7, 2013 Stigma: A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person; when someone judges you based on a personal trait, like mental health. more »»

Stopping family violence in Ohio

July 29, 2013 What is family violence? “Julie” pondered the question. She thought about the friend who offered Julie information about domestic violenc. more »»

Stay safe during the hot weather

July 22, 2013 The dog days of summer are here. Early last week the advisories came in, “Hottest week of summer so far is here. more »»

Nothing miraculous about this tax plan

July 18, 2013 Following the passage of the state biennial budget last month, we heard phrases like “an Ohio miracle” and “beneficial to hard-working Ohioans” uttered from those in the majority about their plan to... more »»

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 »»



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