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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 →

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Legal Aid Partner to Improve Health of Addiction, Psychiatric Patients

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland have launched a medical legal partnership (MLP), providing free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of addiction and psychiatric patients. St. Vincent Charity’s MLP program is the first of its kind in Ohio to focus solely on the needs of those in treatment for behavioral health and addiction diseases. ...Continue →

A revolutionary doctor/patient relationship

With a lingering ankle injury flaring up, it looked to be curtains for Dave Zeih's performances. Dr. Michael Canales had a revolutionary solution. ...Continue →

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