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Staff Perspective: Chasing the Energy Dragon - Tobacco & Caffeine Use in the Military, Part 2

In the first part of this blog, I discussed the historical use and current trends in use of tobacco in the military population. This time around we're going to examine another widely-used and socially-sanctioned substance, caffeine. If tobacco is the spark to the battle weary individual, it is surely coffee or caffeine that is gas that feeds the ever-elusive energy flame

Staff Perspective: Chasing the Energy Dragon - Tobacco & Caffeine Use in the Military, Part 1

Dr. Kimberly Copeland

When one thinks about substance use or addiction in the military, one’s mind may automatically go to alcohol. Although the prevalence of alcohol use and abuse can be considerable, we would be remiss to overlook the historical use and current trends in use of two other legally and socially sanctioned substances within our military population: tobacco and caffeine.

Staff Perspective: The Slippery Slope from a Bad Night’s Sleep…to an Alcohol Problem?

Diana Dolan, Psy.D.

Have you ever said “I need a drink!” to a friend or colleague? Maybe you’d had a long, stressful day, or maybe you wanted to unwind and relax before bed. I think it’s endemic in our society to an extent, the use of having a drink – let me clarify, an alcoholic drink – to de-stress, and by extension for many, to try to get to sleep.

Staff Perspective: Delving into Digital Delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Dr. Timothy Rogers

Help-seeking literature clearly identifies stigma as one of the primary obstacles to receiving behavioral healthcare services for both military and civilian populations.  While several recommendations to reduce stigma associated with psychological help-seeking exist, the development and use of digitally-based services is frequently promoted as a strategy.  This blog will specifically review the digital delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to highlight key findings and resources.

Staff Perspective: Treating Post-Traumatic Nightmares

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM

What is one of the most common symptoms that comes to mind when you think of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? If you thought of nightmares, you’re not wrong. In fact, up to 61% of people who have PTSD experience nightmares on a regular basis (Pigeon, Campbell, Possemato, & Ouimette, 2013). 

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