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Self-Medicating vs. Self-Soothing with Steve Lapuk, LMFT

Join me for this thoughtful conversation with psychotherapist, Steve Lapuk, as we discuss his work helping gay men address self-destructive behaviors by understanding the root causes and learning how to soothe ourselves to get our needs met.

Steve and talk about:

  1. How the trauma of growing up can fuel self-harming behaviors

  2. How to use the “Hangover Effect” to determine if you’re self-medicating

  3. What a “manic flight” is and why it drives self-destructive choices

  4. What you can do to start taking better care of yourself

About Steve Lapuk

Based in Los Angeles, you can find Steve at

Resources mentioned


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