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May is Mental Health Month - Focus on #4Mind4Body for Balanced Mental Health

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally - it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. This May is Mental Health Month and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, with Mental Health America (MHA), is raising awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health. ...Continue →

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. ...Continue →

Cleveland Improbable Players offer reality of addiction and recovery in dramatization at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Cleveland’s Plain Dealer joined addition treatment caregivers and clients of Rosary Hall this week to view a dramatic performance staged by the Improbable Players. The professional troupe brings a raw, riveting message about addiction to schools and stages across communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic. ...Continue →

Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Video Highlights Partnership

The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium has released a new video, highlighting the collaborative work under way by area hospitals to address the opioid crisis in the region. The Opioid Consortium video features representatives of the membership, including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, who speak about the contributions being made to the overall effort. ...Continue →

8 Tips for Navigating the Holidays When Recovering from Alcohol Addiction

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve have been called the Bermuda Triangle of addiction and recovery for a good reason. Alcohol is prevalent during this time of year, and can seem inescapable. If you’re in active addiction or well into recovery, you might have historic associations with alcohol use and the holidays—seeing old friends, time off from work, parties and more. It’s also during these times that people are more likely to cope with stress by using alcohol. Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 60 years. Our director of outpatient treatment services, Orlando Howard, shares some tips to help support a sober holiday season. ...Continue →

ROSARY HALL CO-MEDICAL DIRECTOR DISCUSSES GROWING PROBLEM OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Experts in the medical community assert that alcohol is a drug and should be used cautiously. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that alcohol-related causes kill an estimated 88,000 people each year in the United States and USA Today reported that 16,000 more people die each year from alcohol than opioids. Christopher Adelman, M.D., co-medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently spoke on the 90.3 WCPN “Sound of Ideas” program about alcoholism being an often overlooked addiction and how to support friends or family in recovery. ...Continue →

"Removing Legal Barriers to Recovery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center" podcast with Cover2 Resources

Recently, Greg McNeil, founder of Cover2 Resources, interviewed Legal Aid attorneys Michael Russell and Jennifer Kinsley, as well as Dr. Albana Dreshaj, medical director of St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department, for episode 217 of his noted podcast. ...Continue →

HOSTING DURING THE HOLIDAYS? HERE’S HOW YOU CAN BE SUPPORTIVE OF GUESTS RECOVERING FROM ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season can be both fun and stressful. If you’re hosting, you can take simple but meaningful steps be supportive of a recovering adult family member or friend. ...Continue →

Cleveland Magazine names Parran and Adelman as Best Addiction Medicine Doctors

In its 2018 "Best Doctors" issue, Cleveland Magazine named Dr. Ted Parran and Dr. Christopher Adelman as the best in Addiction Medicine. As part of the feature story, the magazine published a Q&A with Dr. Parran regarding connecting addiction and mental illness. ...Continue →

PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MEDICAL DIRECTOR DISCUSSES SUICIDE PREVENTION

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and one of the few leading causes of death that’s actually increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016—including a 36 percent increase in Ohio during that time. “Suicide is preventable and there are steps to take, but we’re often not sure about the suffering people are enduring due to the stigma associated with mental illness,” said Dr. Albana Dreshaj, medical director of the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department. Dr. Dreshaj offers some advice for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. ...Continue →

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February 25, 2019

Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Video Highlights Partnership

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium has released a new video, highlighting the collaborative work under way by area hospitals to address the opioid crisis in the region.The ...continue reading

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St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surg ...continue reading

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