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Rosary Hall group uses art therapy to help patients in treatment for drug addiction

By Brad Hauber on 
Posted on July 16, 2019

Rosary Hall group uses art therapy to help patients in treatment for drug addiction

To reach Rosary Hall, call 216-363-2580 and press 4 to speak with a caregiver immediately. 

 

Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 60 years, so it's no surprise the program is using a new approach - art therapy - to help work toward recovery. Some of this inspiring artwork was on display at a reception at the SPACES Gallery in Cleveland in June. Cleveland 19 News aired a story about the art therapy program. The text of the story is below or available hereThe Plain Dealer also published an article about the program, which can be read here.


Cleveland group uses art therapy to help patients in treatment for drug addiction

By Britanny Bivins, Cleveland 19 News

The struggle with addiction impacts countless Ohioans, and the work to help people work toward recovery is difficult.

At St. Vincent’s Rosary Hall, a new approach to addiction and recovery is underway thanks to an art program that helps patients to remember why they’re fighting to get better.

Ricky Lewis, a local artist and certified prevention specialist, began the “I Care About My Life and I Care About Your Life” interactive project, aiming to help heal relationships between groups in East Cleveland, from teens and police officers to patients at the Rosary Hall Treatment Center.

As part of the project, Lewis helps patients create works of art that recall positive images of their lives and help them continue working toward recovery.

One patient, Barb, began working on a project depicting her family’s annual trip, which she missed for 10 years as she battled addiction. She says the program has helped her stay in recovery by reminding her of what is truly important.

"Recovery brings families back together, no matter how far apart they are," she said.


About Rosary Hall

Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 60 years. At Rosary Hall, patients and their families find the road to freedom in a recovery process that’s compassionate, comprehensive and one of the best in the country. In fact, Rosary Hall is the only addiction treatment center in the region to provide a full spectrum of the most current treatment options, from hospital detoxification to community-based rehabilitation, to the latest medication-assisted treatments.

To reach Rosary Hall, call 216-363-2580 and press 4 to speak with a caregiver immediately. Learn more about our co-medical directors, Dr. Ted Parran and Dr. Christopher Adelman.

To reach Rosary Hall, call 216-363-2580 and press 4 to speak with a caregiver immediately. 

 

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