At first, Rick was blindsided by his younger sonâ€™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 phaseâ€”after all, hormones could wreak havoc on a 14-year-oldâ€™s self-esteem.
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. â€œMy kids went to school, I was at all their activities, and I kept a full-time nursing job,â€ she says.
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.
Uncovering the Will, Then Showing Him the Way
Itâ€™s 1983. After spending the last decade in prison, 30-year-old John Machen is arrested again, this time for possession.
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 whoâ€™ve experienced severe trauma in their lives.
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At 71, Greg B. Proves itâ€™s Never Too Late to Confront Alcoholism. In hindsight, Greg B. believes his downward spiral was inevitable.
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.
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.
Training Tomorrowâ€™s Therapists at Eagleville Hospital
Eagleville Hospital is one of the largest non-profit, in-patient addiction and behavioral health treatment organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. That translates into a uniquely intensive practicum experience for the next generation of clinicians.
How Co-Occurring Disorders Work
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.