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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Eagleville Hospital Career Fair

Job Fair – Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm in the Patient Care Building

On-the-spot interviews will be held for: Registered Nurses, Nursing assistants, Housekeeping Aides, Nutrition Service Aides, Security Officers

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Group Workshops Offer Valuable Life Skills

Substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders are complex diseases, and no two people facing them are exactly alike. That’s why Eagleville provides an evidence-based education program to provide clients with the life skills and information they need—wherever they are in their journey

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Finding “flow” and healing on the canvas

They enter the art studio, collect their tools—brushes, acrylic paints—and settle in front of their canvases. Besides the soft swish of brushstrokes and the hum of the overhead lighting, the room is quiet. Each artist has slipped into their own world

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Q&A with a Therapist: Life in Recovery

Therapist Charles Clark plays a key role in helping people successfully transition from Eagleville Hospital back to the community. He also works with the Family Seminar, an education program designed to inform patients’ family members about addiction and recovery.

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Veronica Slack is Holding Tight to the Best Gift She Has Ever Received: the Gift of Recovery

Almost from her first memory, Veronica Slack’s life was in total upheaval. Abused by her mother, abused and molested by an older brother, she started drinking at five. “My mother made me her drinking buddy. She gave me alcohol and took me to bars with her while my brothers and sisters were at school,” she says. “I remember I liked the pretty shapes of the bottles and the vibrant colors of the drinks with the little red straws.”

It should come as no surprise that the same is true of music we make ourselves with our instruments, our hands, our voices. Performing music in treatment is less common than using pre-recorded music, but it’s believed to offer similar benefits for individuals facing mental health and substance use disorders. For instance, playing an instrument or singing can decrease stress and anxiety and improve self-image, self-esteem, and self-expression.

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Banding Together: Music Performance Ensemble at Eagleville Hospital

It’s been long understood that humans respond deeply to music. Hearing a song can reach primitive areas of the human brain that aren’t accessible through words alone and even impact our motor and nervous systems.

It should come as no surprise that the same is true of music we make ourselves with our instruments, our hands, our voices. Performing music in treatment is less common than using pre-recorded music, but it’s believed to offer similar benefits for individuals facing mental health and substance use disorders. For instance, playing an instrument or singing can decrease stress and anxiety and improve self-image, self-esteem, and self-expression.

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