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Published: Sunday, Feb. 17 2013 11:05 p.m. MST

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Albert Maslar CPA (Retired)
Absecon, NJ

Everything in life is challenging enough for young people without the tougher and more challenging expectations directly and indirectly imposed by parental and family histories the young are expected to live up to. There is no margin for them being themselves and that may be a major part of the substance abuse problems beginning at relatively young ages.

Salt Lake City, UT

Excellent article, Mr. Schulzke. It's reassuring to know that diseases of the mind are receiving more attention. Well done.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Bottom line question: Should Patrick be allowed to carry a gun if he wishes?

If he has never been convicted of a felony, he may.

But should he?

That is a question that will need to be answered for thousands of other people, too.

The NRA says that all we have to do is clamp down mentally ill people.

But the real question is: Will that REALLY help or will it create a whole new set of problems?

Not as easy as the NRA would have us believe, is it?

Cache county, USA

Typical Kennedy


Nice article. It is great to see a Kennedy get help before it is too late. Interesting to me is that the eariler you start additive behavior the more likely you are to be an addict. He seems like a great person who is trying to take his trial and help others. I wish him well.

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