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Parents: Talk to your kids about the risks of illicit substances

February 17, 2014 Peer pressure weighs heavily on adolescents who may have the impression that “everybody does it.” Everybody DOESN’T, but unless they become informed, enlightened they aren’t going to know this. more »»

Will you be my Valentine?

February 12, 2014 Fay always reached out to help others. When she met Eddie, in her heart she knew she should not get involved with him. He was timid, shy, reserved. He needed a good friend. more »»

Marijuana: Harmless or a gateway drug?

February 9, 2014 How safe is marijuana? Is there any reason to compare it to another drug—such as alcohol—rather than looking at the substance on its own merit? Late last month President Obama said marijuana is no... more »»

Looking for Molly, searching everywhere

February 7, 2014 There is so much information – and misinformation – “out there.” Sometimes the presentation is such that we think it must be true and accurate, only to find that it was misleading or a hoax. more »»

Examining narcissistic personality disorder

January 27, 2014 He has some issues accumulated over the years, far deeper into them than she ever knew. more »»

Stalking: Awareness Month dedicated

January 20, 2014 January is National Stalking Awareness Month. more »»

Why you might be blue

January 6, 2014 The holidays are behind us, much of the season’s colorful array, the lights, the Christmas trees and crèches have been packed away for another year. more »»

Merry Christmas from the FRC

December 25, 2013 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you. The staff and I at the Family Recovery Center wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. more »»

NAS: Rise in substance abuse during pregnancy

December 16, 2013 Not all babies are born into a loving environment after months of waiting for that bundle of joy to get here. more »»

Scrooge may be depressed

December 12, 2013 “Are we going to put up a Christmas tree this year?” Ralph asked. “I’d like to,” Bella answered. She enjoyed the festivities throughout the month of December. more »»

Treatment for teens challenged with mental illness lacking

December 4, 2013 Families with teens who are challenged with mental illness may talk to you about the issues they are dealing with but unless you have been there and done that, it’s likely that you aren’t really... more »»

Dangers with synthetic drugs

November 25, 2013 The use and abuse of synthetic drugs is very risky. more »»

Senior moments: Take care of your health

November 17, 2013 If you don’t use it, you will lose it. Physically and mentally. more »»

Brain health: How does that work?

November 12, 2013 If you are what you eat (nutrition), what you read (literature) and the company you keep (society), where do you stand right now? In a few weeks everyone will be talking about New Year’s resolution. more »»

State of well being: balance of mind, body and spirit

November 7, 2013 Something people often overlook is personal well being. There are a plethora of excuses as to why there isn’t time enough to take care of self. (You may call them reason. more »»

Too close for comfort

October 23, 2013 LISBON — When you read a story about a synthetic drug that causes a human body to rot from the inside out, you might think it is media hype at the Halloween time of the year. more »»

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Tis the season

October 14, 2013 What will you be for Halloween this year, the typical witch, hobo or superhero? Or will you go for something not so traditional, such as stoned, drunk numb, and self-medicated? Will you meet up with... more »»

Bullying: Which side are you on?

October 7, 2013 “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. more »»

Bath salts: Nothing to do with a bath

September 30, 2013 Latest reports advise that in 2011 there were 23,000 ER visits related to bath salts across the U.S. more »»

October observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 25, 2013 Warning: Parts of this article are graphically detailed. “Domestic violence is real,” said Kim Ford, clinical supervisor at Family Recovery Center. more »»



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