Stacy Mosel, MA

Stacy Mosel is a licensed social worker, psychotherapist, and substance abuse specialist. She has had extensive training in child and family therapy and in the identification and treatment of substance abuse and mental health disorders. Stacy is currently focusing on writing in the mental health and addiction fields, drawing on her prior experience as an Employee Assistance Program Counselor and as the Assistant Director of a child and family services agency.

  • Credentials: Master's in Social Work
  • Titles: Licensed Master Social Worker, Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Expertise: Addictions, dual diagnosis, mental health, and employee assistance.

Written By Stacy

What Alcohol and Drugs Do to a Teen’s Developing Brain

Teenagers undergo many important, yet not always visible, changes during adolescence. As a parent, you’ve probably noticed that your teen sometimes seems emotional, impulsive, or irrational. This is in part because the developing brains of adolescents work differently than the brains of adults. ... [Read More]

Teen Addiction & Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)

It’s no question that what happens to you as a child can impact the rest of your life. The way your childhood—especially the bad things that happen during it—affects your mental health and the likelihood you’ll abuse substances is complicated, but it’s something people in the mental health... [Read More]

Clonidine Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

Clonidine is a centrally acting alpha-agonist hypotensive agent, generally used to treat high blood pressure.1 Clonidine has several off-label uses including the management of hypertensive crises, menopausal flushing (hot flashes), Tourette’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD... [Read More]

12-Step Behavioral Addiction Support Groups

Behavioral addictions are a group of mental health disorders that involve compulsions to repeat non-drug-related behaviors. This can include behaviors such as overeating, overspending, or compulsively watching porn. According to a clinical review in 2011 in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol... [Read More]

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

The 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that around 43.6 million American adults suffered from some form of mental illness and 20.2 million had a substance abuse disorder—7.9 million had both, which is known as a dual diagnosis.1 Although substance abuse and mental health disorders... [Read More]

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