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.
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
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
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
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.
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.