Let’s Get Physical: Touch Starvation in a COVID-Cautious World

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By: Brian Warner I had a job interview about two weeks before COVID shut everything down. The growing pandemic had been in the news more and more lately, but most stateside cases were in California or New York, so I … Continued

Positively Over It: Body Neutrality in a Positivity-Obsessed World

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By: Colette Shade, LMSW These days, body positivity is ubiquitous. Bodies that are fat and thin, young and old, multiracial, trans and gender nonconforming can be seen everywhere from popular social media accounts to magazine covers to advertisements for Dove … Continued

Stop In the Name of Love: Understanding Your Partner’s Boundaries

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By: Brian Warner In Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. When the gods split them apart, each half could do nothing but want the other, constantly lost and searching … Continued

How Does the Body Heal After Addiction?

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Join Katie McCabe, LCPC, and Resource Connect Clinical Director Marie Collins, LCPC, to learn more about what recovery looks like as you relearn how to fulfill some basic needs. From drug dreams to diet, Of Substance jumps into part two of three: healing the body after addiction.

When Addiction Meets A Mental Illness

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Where do substance use and mental illness meet? What looks like mental illness but gets more complicated on closer inspection? Elliott Driscoll, LCSW-C, and Katie McCabe, LCPC, go back inside the mind to talk about how addiction can get wrapped up in a tangle of neurons. Because for as complicated as recovery is, it might’ve met its match next to the brain!

Escape the Cycle: Keeping Your Cool When Conflict Resolution Strategies Fail

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By: Brian Warner As much as therapy is about getting emotions and experiences off your chest, it can also be about learning skills to navigate those tough moments a little more deftly. Maybe you can name some skills to use … Continued

How Does Dry January Fit Into My Life?

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Sit down for a conversation between Jesire Bennett and Katie McCabe, LCPC, for the VERY FIRST EPISODE of No Stupid Questions. Jesire asks how people can get started on the path toward sobriety, the role relationships play in their journey . . . and even a few questions from the audience!

Hooked On A Feeling: Conflict, Cable News, and the Capitol Riot

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By: Brian Warner For as much as some of us try to avoid conflict, it’s important to remember that it is a neutral term. It may not feel good when it’s happening to us, but conflict itself isn’t always a … Continued

How Does the Mind Heal After Addiction?

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In the first episode of Of Substance’s three-part series, Elliott Driscoll, LCSW-C, and Katie McCabe, LCPC, go inside the mind to talk about how it works, what substance use does to it, and what recovery looks like with a mental addiction.