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Understanding Current Adolescent Vaping Trends

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by Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

When Americans engaged one another on the country scenes of the Civil War during the 1860s, morphine became a battlefield standard. Millions of doses were given to soldiers in need of treatment from surgeries, accidents, as well as diseases and injuries.… Read the rest →

5 Signs You’re Struggling with Alcoholism

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By Rita Rippentrop, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and while alcoholism is extremely common, it often goes overlooked. Have you or a loved one shown up late for work, disappointed family members or frequently can’t remember what happened the night before because of alcohol?… Read the rest →

5 Simple Ways to Practice Healthy Social Media Use

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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For most of us, social media is a must-have. Invites for a majority of events are handled on social media; your newsfeed showcases the milestones of all your friends, acquaintances, and everyone you met a party one time four years ago.… Read the rest →

Crisis in Suburbia: The Drug Epidemic

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By Alex Goreham, LCSW, CRADC, EMDR

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There is so much stigma surrounding drug use and drug addiction. It was often viewed as an inner-city problem faced by low-income families and young adults. In my experience, this stigma is intensified within the Evangelical Christian arena.… Read the rest →

Upcoming Panel Discussion: Students Under Stress- October 18

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Grant will speak on a panel at the The Compass Church‘s Hobson campus next Thursday, October 18. The subject is on point for teenagers and parents of teens: it focuses on the ups and downs of social media and screen time.… Read the rest →

The Necessity of Emotional Regulation

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

emotional regulationIn our societal context, we can scarcely go a day without creating an emotional response as part of our daily experience. Emotions can have a wide range of expression and intensity and simultaneously describe a spectrum of life’s experiences.Read the rest →