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Eagleville Hospital – Graduate Profiles

Greg Early has been in recovery for four years, but he’s not disconnected from his former life. In the last few weeks of 2018, four people he knew died of overdoses. Greg sees himself in each one of them.

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Making the Most of a ‘Last Shot’

Life has a way of turning up the intensity at the most inconvenient moments. Kerry Morath, who began drinking as a teen, had achieved about six months of sobriety when his father had a stroke. So, Kerry moved in with his parents to help care for his ailing father.

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When All Hope was Lost, He Found His Will to Live

Every Tuesday night, James Borgesi returns to Eagleville to talk with patients in different units. He always tries, as he says, “to keep it real with them.”

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Tom Coates Pays it Forward Every Day at Eagleville

In August 2018 Tom Coates celebrated his fifth year of employment at Eagleville Hospital. It’s a milestone he once could have never imagined achieving.

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Rick L. Began His Own Recovery While Supporting His Son’s

At first, Rick was blindsided by his younger son’s transformation. A good-looking, outgoing teenager, Jeff became indifferent and introverted practically overnight. Rick gave Jeff plenty of space and wrote it off as a phase—after all, hormones could wreak havoc on a 14-year-old’s self-esteem.

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A Mother Makes a Startling Realization About Herself

Even though Melissa W. knew she had a substance use problem, she was determined to remain functional. “My kids went to school, I was at all their activities, and I kept a full-time nursing job,” she says.

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Q&A with a Therapist: Ashley Anthony on Trauma-Informed Care

Ashley Anthony, MA, has been a therapist at Eagleville Hospital for nearly five years. She works in an all-women co-occurring disorders unit, where, in her experience, the majority of her patients have undergone some form of trauma.

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Uncovering the Will, Then Showing Him the Way

It’s 1983. After spending the last decade in prison, 30-year-old John Machen is arrested again, this time for possession.

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Q&A with a Therapist: Jessica Fry Helps Her Eagleville Patients with Overcoming Trauma

Jessica (Jes) Fry has been a therapist at Eagleville Hospital for more than 13 years. Much of her work today focuses on treating women with substance use disorders and alcoholism who’ve experienced severe trauma in their lives.

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Eagleville Hospital | Graduate Profiles

At 71, Greg B. Proves it’s Never Too Late to Confront Alcoholism. In hindsight, Greg B. believes his downward spiral was inevitable.

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