FRC Weekly Articles

What do you know about domestic violence?

10/02/2021
Cathy Brownfield

Until you and your children are secreted away to safety in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on your back, the issue of domestic violence may not bring you face-to-face with the realities: the fear, the trauma that follows victims throughout their lifetime, or until they work their way through it all.

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When things are serious enough, we learn more

09/25/2021
Cathy Brownfield

Everyone is aware of the substance misuse problem that has been labeled a public health epidemic. Everyone does not pause to think about more than the superficial: there is a drug problem. We don’t think beyond that until someone puts a new term in front of us, like “polysubstance dependence.”

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  Drugs  About  Alcohol

Financial access to treatment

09/18/2021
Cathy Brownfield

Can you remember a time when you knew you needed help with a medical problem or some issue had your mental side all messed up but you didn’t have the money to pay out of pocket for it, you didn’t have health insurance, and even if you did, most likely your insurance wasn’t going to cover it?

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Awareness Month: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

09/11/2021
Cathy Brownfield

Proof exists that alcohol use, and misuse, has increased over the months that everyone has been trying to cope with Covid. There are some people who should not use alcohol at all: those who are underage, who use over-the-counter or prescription medications, have certain medical conditions, can’t control the amount of alcohol they drink, those recovering from AUD (alcohol use disorder), and pregnant women or women who are trying to get pregnant, advises George F. Koob, Ph.D., director of the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) he best medical information available for the user’s well-being.

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In a situation … what do you do?

09/04/2021
Cathy Brownfield

I made a business call. The young man who took my phone call was very willing to help me to get the information that I was looking for. But it took only a moment for me to think something might be terribly wrong. The speaker’s words were slurred, sometimes to the point that I couldn’t make out what he was saying. And when he had to put my call on hold, he breathed into the phone as if he were having trouble with the task.

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