Mindfulness Meditation, Incarceration, Substance Abuse - John Paulson, LCSW, LCAC

Doin' The Work

We discuss John’s volunteer work where over the last two years, he’s been teaching weekly mindfulness meditation to inmates in the substance abuse program at the Hopkins County Jail in Madisonville, Kentucky. We discuss John’s volunteer work where over the last two years, he’s been teaching weekly mindfulness meditation to inmates in the substance abuse program at the Hopkins County Jail in Madisonville, Kentucky.

Crisis Intervention in Substance Abuse Treatment

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Summary - Suicidality is not uncommon - It is important to regularly screen all clients for suicidality (e.g. check in sheets, monitoring logs) - Suicidality is an opportunity for change - A variety of different issues can contribute to suicidality.


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Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System TIP 44

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Decolonizing Mental Health & Supporting Indigenous Women - Tyra Wanatee-Flores, BSW

Doin' The Work

She talks about the work she is doing with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas, to address youth suicide and substance abuse. She talks about the work she is doing with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas, to address youth suicide and substance abuse. Episode 48 Guest: Tyra Wanatee-Flores, BSW Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify.

Treatment Planning for Depression

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Influence the understanding of others in your community regarding the interrelationship of homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness. Influence the understanding of others in your community regarding the interrelationship of homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness •Recognize and address homelessness as a special dynamic that affects your clients. Help prevent potential crises that result from becoming homeless.

UAlbany Receives $1M for Program to Prevent HIV and Substance Abuse


The University at Albany has been awarded nearly $1 million for the creation of a five-year, comprehensive program aimed at preventing HIV infections and substance use disorders among students. View Full Article - UAlbany Receives $1M for Program to Prevent HIV and Substance Abuse. Education Health News #LGBTQ+ BIPOC Dolores Cimini HIV Prevention HIV/AIDs Project ACCESS substance abuse The University at AlbanySWHELPER.

Guest Post: Why Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is So Tough by G. Alex Patten, MD

Bipolar Bandit

Substance Use Disorders vs. Bipolar Disorder. Studies show that roughly 40-60% of people with Bipolar Disorder also deal with a Substance Use Disorder at some point in their lives, but drug use can make an accurate diagnosis of other disorders very difficult.

Divorce and Teen Drug Abuse

Gateway Foundation

When there are… The post Divorce and Teen Drug Abuse appeared first on Gateway. Teen Drug Alcohol Abuse Teen Substance AbuseWhen many people walk down the aisle and say “I do,” they hope their marriage will last forever.

The Role of Self-Stigma in Engagement in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

University of Connecticut

She is a co-investigator on a Nation Institute of Drug Abuse funded Diversity Supplement study for Transitions Clinic Network: Post Incarceration Addiction Treatment, Healthcare, and Social Supports ( TCN-PATHs). Research Hsiu-Ju Lin JCOIN NIDA NIH Opioid Use Disorder OUD Substance AbuseAssociate Research Professor Hsiu-Ju Lin is working on several federally funded projects related to the opioid crisis.



From poverty and homelessness to mental illness and substance abuse, social workers serve our world’s most vulnerable populations but too often forget they’re vulnerable too.


Dial 988: Mental Health Hotline Launches July 16

Shelter, Inc

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimated calls and texts to the suicide hotline will more than double in 2022 to 7.6 Help is only 3 numbers away.

Detox Centers vs. Rehab

Gateway Foundation

Many people struggle with substance abuse, but confusion surrounding substance use disorders persists. One of the most significant areas of confusion is treatment options.

Guide for Clergy Ministering to People With Addictions

Gateway Foundation

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20.4 million people aged 12 or older experienced a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2019.


The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Social Work Practice and Substance Abuse. Online conference “SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN A CHANGING WORLD”.

Homelessness is a journey that starts in the family

Stop Abuse Campaign

← Stop Abuse Campaign Gains a Champion in Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Mental illness is common among homeless people, but the most common diagnoses include substance abuse and mood disorders. Abuse makes it harder for people to trust.

Guest Post: The Difference Between Mental Health & Mental Illness by Amelia Blackwater

Bipolar Bandit

Substance abuse disorders ex. Wh at is Mental Health? Mental health reflects “our emotional, psychological, & social well-being.”. Mental health can affect, how we think, feel, & act.

Helpful Resources During Suicide Prevention Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) national helpline can provide more helpful support not only to people struggling with their mental health but also substance abuse (or both). CW: This post discusses suicide and suicide awareness.

How you can save babies whose mothers have substance use disorders

Stop Abuse Campaign

The statistics are shocking: ten percent or more of babies born in the United States test positive for alcohol or another mind-altering substance used by the mother struggling with substance use disorder. Should we punish “bad” mothers with substance use disorders ?

Mental Health Resources to Know And Share During Mental Health Awareness Month

My Brains Not Broken

CRISIS Text Line : 741-741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-8255 The Trevor Project Hotline : 1-866-488-7386 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Hot Line : 1-800-662-4357.

Grounding in Toes & Yoga

Stop Abuse Campaign

ACE 101: Parental Substance Abuse → My story began when I was 5, I was molested by my stepfather. March 2022, I stumbled upon the post asking for entries for child abuse awareness month. Published by the Stop Abuse Campaign.

NASW member comments on staying sober trend

Social Work Blog

Retail alcohol sales spiked 20% during the first six months of the pandemic. A study shows Americans drank 14% more often in response to pandemic-related stress, according to an article posted at thelily.com. However, more people are considering staying sober for a period.

Am I Crazy? Anxiety Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Stop Abuse Campaign

While some people are more prone to anxiety due to their genetic makeup, exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) , such as physical , emotional , or parental substance abuse , can make you more susceptible to anxiety. Published by the Stop Abuse Campaign.

Understanding Military Culture: Implementation in Treatment

University of Connecticut

is seeing increased attention paid to the mental health, substance abuse, and suicide issues within the military and veteran communities, there is also increased concern about our nation’s capacity to provide the services needed. This webinar provides 2 hours of content on practice with Veterans. Christopher Morse, MSW, Readjustment Counselor, Providence Vet Center. Thursday, November 11, 2021. 10 am – 12 pm. 2 CECs. $40 40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors. $50

The Great Resignation and Social Work – The Latest Issue of Social Work Advocates Is Available Online

Social Work Blog

One area of social work that is expected to continue growing is health care, with the BLS reporting that health care and substance abuse social work is projected at 15% growth. The Great Resignation and Social Work. Laetitia Clayton, Editor.

The Ugly Truth About Mental Health Stigma

Stop Abuse Campaign

You can, for example, look for mental health professionals at Psychologytoday.com , try Online Therapy , or you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Assistance (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Published by the Stop Abuse Campaign.

Survivor Story: Hammered Down

Stop Abuse Campaign

I’m now living (for 6 years) with an abusive man who isn’t as bad as I remember my father being, but he is trying to steal our child and take her back to Italy with him to live. Learn more about the effects on children of witnessing the abuse of a parent here.

ACE 101: Parental Mental Illness

Stop Abuse Campaign

If left unchecked, postpartum depression is known to carry a higher risk of childhood abuse and physical or emotional neglect. Authors express their own opinions which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Stop Abuse Campaign. Published by the Stop Abuse Campaign.

My Mental Health is Bad! Why and What Now?

Stop Abuse Campaign

Experiencing or witnessing abuse or chronic emotional or physical neglect , domestic violence , parental mental illness or addiction , or the loss of a parent can result in lifelong adverse consequences to our mental health. Published by the Stop Abuse Campaign.

ACE 101: Childhood Emotional Abuse

Stop Abuse Campaign

← ACE 101: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse. Childhood emotional abuse is a form of abuse that damages the core being of a child using psychological tactics. . Childhood Emotional Abuse vs. Emotional Neglect. Identifying Childhood Emotional Abuse.

5 Reasons Children Bully and How Parents Can Help


Both children who bully and targets of bullying are at a greater risk for mental and behavioral health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement and dropping out of school.

Teen Vaping Surges in Social Work Practice

Social Work Haven

You may also find this article useful: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse Teenagers are vaping substances like nicotine and marijuana at alarming rates. The National Institute on Drug Abuse believes teens who vape nicotine are at risk for vaping marijuana.

How Relationship Counselling Can Benefit You

Psychological Health Care

Other leading causes include physical or emotional abuse, work/time pressures and physical health or mental health issues. Dealing with occasional challenges is a normal part of nurturing any relationship.

Your Role In Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Shelter, Inc

Those with mental health concerns, substance abuse, or disabilities. With COVID causing more unemployment, threats of eviction, isolation, abuse, and drug use, many are more vulnerable.

ACE 101: Intimate Partner Violence

Stop Abuse Campaign

When children are involved, the family unit is often used as a weapon by the abuser. If you are the abused partner, remember that you have power to leave, options, and resources to help you escape. Your abuser does not define you and your strength. .

The monster will get us, be quiet

Stop Abuse Campaign

I had a troubled childhood where neglect, abuse, and violence were common. I suffered emotional, verbal, and physical abuse and neglect at my mother’s hands. She couldn’t bring herself to say to me she was sexually abused. Published by the Stop Abuse Campaign.

How to Help Homeless LGBTQ Youth in America

Stop Abuse Campaign

Those who experienced high levels of rejection were unsurprisingly much more prone to substance abuse and suicide. A lack of shelter leaves LGBTQ youth at a much higher risk of violence, abuse, and exploitation than their cisgender and heterosexual counterparts. .

ACE 101: Physical Neglect in Childhood

Stop Abuse Campaign

Child Protective Services in different states will sometimes amend this definition, so if you’re reading about child abuse as defined by local laws, “physical neglect” may include things like: Improper supervision, . Exposing a child to domestic violence or substance abuse, or .

Why Maternal Home Visiting Programs are Proven to Work

Stop Abuse Campaign

Fortunately, the Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Visiting (MIECHV) program can offer support and help break the cycles of abuse, generational trauma, poverty, and more by connecting families with useful resources to aid them as they navigate parenthood. ← What is MIECHV?

When and How to Consult a Psychologist

Psychological Health Care

Uncontrollable substance abuse, drug addiction or alcoholism. Substance abuse and addictions. Are you struggling with a mental health challenge and considering if you should consult a psychologist or seek other help? You’re not alone.