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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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Improving Recovery Outcomes by Going Smoke-Free

Quitting smoking during treatment for a substance use disorder has long been considered too difficult for patients. But recent research is now debunking this long-held belief.

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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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Q&A with a Therapist: Heather Hudock on the Role of Family in Inpatient Treatment

Family members of individuals in recovery are often given advice on how to help their loved one after discharge from an inpatient treatment facility; however, family often plays a role in determining what happens before discharge, too.

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How Group Therapy Works

One of the first lifelines for someone in recovery often comes in the form of group therapy. While the idea of opening up about substance use to a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, the group therapy setting provides easy camaraderie that can help to relieve feelings of isolation.

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