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Women in Recovery

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern The processes of recovery in both the area of substance use disorder and mental health present qualities that go far beyond abstinence, symptom reduction, or remission. In the most comprehensive studies to date of how persons who...

Peer Pressure

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern Peer pressure is the effect of a person’s friend group or peers on that person’s behaviors and actions. Peer pressure can be positive and it can be negative. Peer pressure can affect people of any and every age. Peer pressure can help...

Understanding Empathy

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings and emotions of others. Empathy is having the ability to feel the pain of others. Empathy is different from sympathy which is much more common. Sympathy is when you are able to share...

Coping Skills

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern Coping skills are techniques to manage stressful situations. These skills can be useful in processing emotions and to decrease stress. There are many different types of coping skills and not all coping skills are healthy. Coping...

Self-Acceptance

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern   Self-Acceptance is a type of mindfulness that involves accepting yourself. This involves acknowledging your strengths as well as acknowledging your weaknesses. Self-Acceptance helps open the possibility to greater happiness....