A mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder does not automatically create a substance use disorder, and vice versa. But for some people, the two are linked.
How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help with Substance Use Disorder
We’re all susceptible to doubts, fear, even a tendency to focus on the negative in life. But this mindset can be especially paralyzing for someone struggling with substance use disorder. It’s compounded even further if the person has an “all-or-nothing” mindset.
Six Ways Recovery Can Be Different for Men
No two people in recovery have the same story, but substance use and mental health issues often affect men and women differently.
Why Social Support Is Crucial in Recovery
Sobriety can be an isolating experience. Though the same can be true of addiction, many who embrace recovery find that they must step away from who they were and even some of their friends and peers.
Q&A with a Therapist: Wellness Specialist Irma Sciarra on Mindfulness
Irma Sciarra is Eagleville Hospital’s Wellness Specialist, who brings her background in human services, yoga and meditation to the recovery setting. We asked Irma to describe how yoga and meditation are helpful to people in recovery and what she recommends for anyone who wants to benefit from these practices.
How Adjunctive Therapies Complement Traditional Treatments at Eagleville
More and more, healthcare providers are embracing non-traditional therapies for a range of conditions. Many of them tap into the “mind-body connection” to offer relief and can take a variety of forms, such as meditation and yoga, massage therapy or breathing exercises.
Fact vs. Fiction: Underage Drinking
Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among young people in the United States. Though underage drinking has steadily declined since the 1980s, it remains a persistent problem to this day.
Weekend Visitation Changes Mean Easier, More Pleasant And Secure Experience
The safety and satisfaction of our clients and their visitors is among Eagleville Hospital’s top concerns. To help ensure that these priorities are met, we are moving weekend visitation to the Conference Center/Patient Care Building (located next to the Loucheim Building).
Meet Eagleville’s New Patient Advocate
Emily Masslofsky was recently named Eagleville Hospital’s Patient and Family Advocate. In her new role, she’ll be working directly with patients, resolving any grievances and ensuring that they’re provided with everything they need in their recovery. She’ll also assist in updating services in response to the patient satisfaction surveys.
Why Art Therapy Works
Lara Haagen is an art therapist at Eagleville Hospital and serves as Eagleville’s Adjunctive Therapies Clinical Coordinator, overseeing everything from the gardening program to a music appreciation group.
We asked Lara to describe her work and explain how art is uniquely helpful to people in recovery.