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You might wonder: how do I have hope as we face all of this heartache? I have hope because everyday I see how kindness and compassion can help us.
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It’s Still Okay to Cry

As a therapist who specializes in treating substance use problems and trauma, I try to practice what I preach: exercising, connecting with my emotions, getting enough sleep, and relying on my family and friends. But I’m not always successful!

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When I Know There’s a Reason

Shifting the way you think about your loved one’s substance use can actually shift the way you interact with every other part of the change process. Creating long-term, sustainable change begins with this vitally important part of helping.

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How to Manage Stress During a Big Life Change

Distress tolerance skills help you keep yourself from ruminating, getting worked up, and making an already difficult situation even harder. By keeping yourself on more even ground, you improve your odds of being able to maintain your larger behavioral change goals.

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Why I Have Hope

You might wonder: how do I have hope as we face all of this heartache? I have hope because everyday I see how kindness and compassion can help us.

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