Blue Sky Families

  When I was groom 14 I went to a wonderful family wedding. I saw the beautiful bride and the hansom groom, surrounded by loving family and friends. The couple swept into the reception like the romantic start of a love story. They danced, talked and laughed the evening away.  The happiness they felt together filled the room.  Gifts were given in the hope of […]

What Is Marijuana?

Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, and leaves of the plant Cannabis sativa. A stronger form of marijuana called hashish (hash) looks like brown or black cakes or balls. The many street names for marijuana include pot, herb, weed, […]

I have a drinking and drug problem

Using alcohol or drugs regularly is usually just a step away from addiction (where you depend on these substances to feel good or get through your day). Here are a few warning signs that someone may have a substance abuse problem: relying on drugs or alcohol to have fun, forget problems, or relax having blackouts […]

What Are Steroids?

Steroids, sometimes referred to as roids, juice, hype, weight trainers, gym candy, arnolds, stackers, or pumpers, are the same as, or similar to, certain hormones in the body. The body produces steroids naturally to support such functions as fighting stress and promoting growth and development. But some people use steroid pills, gels, creams, or injections […]

Managing ADHD With Medication

Just about everyone has trouble concentrating or paying attention in class from time to time. But for teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), symptoms like being unable to pay attention and follow instructions can cause problems at school and in many other areas of their lives. Several medicines can help to reduce ADHD symptoms. […]