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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
Teens: Angst or dangerous anger?
September 16, 2013 Angry teens. It may be that every household with teens has an angry one from time to time. Parents may or may not be on the inside track as to the cause of the anger. more »»