ASAPP

ASAPP

By Bob Houghtaling Stress, anxiety and depression have reached epidemic proportions among our school-aged youth. Many factors are in play when considering the root causes of these concerns. While it goes without saying that supporting young people when they are...
Each and Every Day

Each and Every Day

By Bob Houghtaling Miracles are events that often seem astonishing. Frequently we think of them in religious terms – like the parting of the Red Sea, or bringing the dead back to life. Sometimes there are those who get carried away by asserting that a game-winning...
An Island of Respite

An Island of Respite

By Bob Houghtaling Dear Parents, I am asking you to take a few moments to contemplate the importance of “social moorings.” While stability is an essential component of all of our lives, it is especially so for young people. Social moorings are those basic...

Many Factors

By Bob Houghtaling It’s been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation’s biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like; family history, socio-economics,...
A Serious Look

A Serious Look

By Bob Houghtaling The battle over marijuana’s legalization continues into the New Year as politicians grapple with a number of pros and cons. While this issue certainly is an important one, it’s a shame that terms like “battle” and “war” have to be used when...