Giving Is Receiving: Creating a Cycle of Empathy Around the Holidays

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By: Brian Warner Somewhere in the middle of scouring Amazon for last minute gifts, we’re reminded that the true meaning of this time of year is supposed to be family. From Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving to every Hallmark movie released, we’re told time … Continued

Indications You May Have A Problem With Alcohol

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“I don’t have a problem.” Eh, if other people are calling it a problem… Check out the third installment in our Of Substance series to better identify what impact alcohol is having on your life. Elliott Driscoll, LCSW-C, and Katie McCabe, LCPC, talk about some tips, tricks, and stories they’ve heard to help you figure out: do I have a problem?

RG Insights: Burning Up Over Burnout

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Submitted By: Anonymous I ’m sitting here and instead of doing my discussion about obesity (as a bulimic), I’m crying and typing this because I am exploited and taken advantage of. My labor is taken for granted – my parents, … Continued

Managing Sobriety Through the Holidays

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Make sure you’re taking care of yourself and your sobriety this holiday season. What does that mean? In Episode 2 of our new series, Of Substance, Elliott Driscoll, LCSW-C, and Katie McCabe, LCPC, break down some potential stressors, dangers, and bad influences you may come across at any holiday party . . . and what you can do to prevent a relapse.

DBT on the Daily: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills You’re Already Using

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By: Brian Warner Responses to stress can vary from person to person. Sometimes we pick them up early in childhood by watching the adults around us manage their own problems. Other times, we can hardly even call them stress management … Continued

Troops & Trauma: PTSD, Veterans, and the Challenges of Coming Home

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By: Colette Shade, LMSW After last August’s evacuation from Afghanistan, many military veterans were confronted with a harsh, sudden end to the longest war in American history. Gone was the bluster and chest-thumping confidence of early-2000s America. Both the recently … Continued

Bullying’s Role In Addiction

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so make sure you’re recognizing where bullying may be showing up in your life and the role it plays in your attitude around substance use. What are some healthier ways to cope? What’s the difference between peer pressure to drink and bullying that leads to drinking? Join Paris Bienert, LMSW, and Maria Karolenko, LCPC, to learn all about it!

True Crime Minds: Inside the Minds of True Crime Fans and Why They Can’t Turn Away

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By: Kat Skalski, LMSW Media is weird. What we each choose to consume when we’re watching TV alone or driving home from work gives an insight into the needs we’re not getting met in the real world, whether that’s comfort, … Continued

An Immortal Struggle: Henrietta Lacks and the Continuing Struggle for Equitable Health Care

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By: Colette Shade, LMSW With one of the top conversations of 2021 being whether or not to get vaccinated (despite overwhelming scientific evidence toward the former), for many, Nicki Minaj’s recent controversy around her own skepticism was just another voice … Continued