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.

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

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