FRC Weekly Articles

Are you ‘sober curious’?

04/30/2022
Cathy Brownfield

The Golden Years. These are supposed to be full of wonder, adventure, less stress than during the child-rearing years. These are supposed to be the years of doing all of the things you couldn’t do when you were raising children: had a job, obligations and responsibilities. (Frankly, I think the best years of our lives are when our children are growing up under our roof, safely tucked in at night after the door is locked.)

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Today's children are the future

04/16/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Children are the future. They keep a family’s lineage alive, generation following generation, carrying the tools they learn in their lives. As they grow, they are curious about the world around them, rambunctious and loud in play. They love unconditionally, trust. When they are grown, educated, and prepared to step into adult roles, they will share with the world what they have lived and learned from the generations who preceded them, the parents who raised them, the extended family that influenced them. They will teach, they will govern.

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Something you can do

04/16/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Some years back a friend in another state told me his grandsons had gotten into his medicines while he was in the hospital. He was understandably upset that the two teenagers were experimenting with prescription drugs, and that they had taken them from his house. Fortunately, tragedy did not occur.

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Polysubstance use: Bad idea to mix drugs

04/09/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Late in March, another well-known musician died from drug overdose. Published reports say there were “10 psychoactive substances and medications including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines in his system.” (Treatment Magazine)

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When you recognize depression

04/02/2022
Cathy Brownfield

A friend called me. I always perceive this person as positive, upbeat, with a sense of humor, a beautiful person. In fact, when Caller ID flashes the identity of this friend, I am immediately happy to hear the voice and talk for a while. So, when this friend said depression was a problem and asked if I could recommend someone to talk to, I was surprised. Given altruistic leanings, I immediately felt the need to help.

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