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The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center Hosts Breakfast Lecture & Open House Friday, February 24, 2017

BREAKFAST LECTURE “STOP Heroin” by Lisa Cassidy and Kyle Gaines St. Charles County Ambulance District CenterPointe Hospital Gym 8:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m., Registration 7:30 a.m. 1.5 CEUs for Social Work & Addiction OPEN HOUSE The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center Newly Expanded 4-Week Program CenterPointe Hospital Unit 2 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RSVP for one or both events: 636-477-2157 Email: jbasler@cphmo.net No Cost ~ Refreshments ~ Door Prizes! CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304 www.CenterPointeHospital.com

CenterPointe Hospital Holds Lecture on Music Therapy: “Let’s Express Ourselves”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Charles, MO January 27, 2017 On Friday, January 27th, nearly 140 people visited CenterPointe Hospital in St. Charles, MO to learn about the therapeutic benefits of Music Therapy with a wide range of age groups, from children to seniors, and how music can help individuals with mental health or addiction issues to express their thoughts and feelings in a meaningful way. Teresa Stamey and Catherine Decker, both board certified Music Therapists, engaged the audience in singing, clapping and drumming—illustrating how music can help individuals “find their own voice.” Teresa Stamey explained that for seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, rhythm and the ability to sing and re-member the words to songs are accessible for a long time, bringing positive memories and feelings to seniors. Catherine Decker gave examples of how music and song writing can reduce stress, increase awareness of self and surroundings and increase communication skills. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric...Read More >

Be a part of National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week – January 23-29, 2017

When teens are given scientific FACTS about drugs, they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others. Looking at drug use in the past month among High School Seniors: 5% misuse prescription drugs more than 20% smoke marijuana 35% use alcohol Teenage drug use can result in risks to their: health success in school safety when driving under the influence For more FACTS on Teenage Drug & Alcohol Use go to: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week CenterPointe Hospital provides Confidential Assessments at No Cost For more information or to schedule an assessment, call: 636-477-2136 Admissions or 800-345-5407 Toll Free CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Breakfast Lecture

TOPIC: “Let’s Express Ourselves”: An Overview of Music Therapy in Mental Health Treatment PRESENTERS: Teresa Stamey, MT-BC Director of Elder & Palliative Care at Midwest Therapy, and Well-Being Director at Provision Living at West County and Catherine Decker, MA, MT-BC Music Therapist at CenterPointe Hospital, and Music Therapist at CdMarie’s Music Therapy Services, LLC DATE: Friday, January 27, 2017 TIME: Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Lecture: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 RSVP: 636-477- 2157 or Email jbasler@cphmo.net 1.5 Contact Hours will be awarded to Social Workers and Addiction Counselors There is NO COST to attend the breakfast or lecture hour DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Music is a powerful, non-threatening tool that can be used to help individuals who struggle with mental health issues. It can be used to explore personal feelings and therapeutic issues such as self-esteem or personal insight. It can help make positive changes...Read More >

Heroin, fentanyl overdose deaths increase at alarming rate

by Gary A. Enos, Editor Overdose deaths involving heroin and synthetic opioids continued to rise sharply in 2015, while an increase in overdose deaths from prescription opioids occurred at a slower rate, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Dec. 8. The overall number of opioid overdose deaths rose to 33,091 last year, compared with 28,647 deaths in 2014. Some of these deaths involved both illicit and prescription opioids. Heroin overdose deaths increased by 23% in 2015, to 12,990. Overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone increased by a staggering 73%, to 9,580, with most of these deaths attributed to illicit fentanyl. Prescription opioid overdose deaths, conversely, increased by only 4% in 2015, to 17,536. Federal officials suggest that efforts to curb prescription drug misuse have had an effect. “Prescription opioid misuse and use of heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl are intertwined and deeply troubling problems,” said CDC director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH. “We need to...Read More >

How to Care for Yourself During the Holidays

Holiday blues range from mild sadness during the holidays to severe depression. This sadness or depression can be prevented, and if it’s already present, it can be eased. To help prevent and deal with holiday blues, follow these tips: Prevention Basic Good Health • Eat right, avoid too much sugar and fat • Get plenty of rest • Exercise regularly • Limit alcohol consumption Set Realistic Goals • Organize your time • Make lists • Prioritize • Make a budget and follow it • Delegate • Don’t overdo Healthy Coping Strategies • Give yourself a break – you don’t have to be “perfect” • Accept help from others • Listen to your inner voice especially when you start to feel overwhelmed • Share your concerns with others • Experience your feelings – it is okay to feel sad • Allow yourself time alone • Be innovative, create new traditions and ways to celebrate • Enjoy activities that are free •...Read More >

Cottleville/Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for CenterPointe Hospital TMS Suite

The Cottleville/Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for CenterPointe Hospital’s newly expanded Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Suite on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, St. Charles (Weldon Spring). Donald Licklider, Mayor of Weldon Spring, along with Susan Mathis, CEO CenterPointe Hospital; Dr. Satish Kulkarni, Medical Director of the TMS Program; and Annie Farley, TMS Coordinator, led the ribbon cutting which was attended by nearly 100 visitors and CenterPointe Hospital personnel. After the Ribbon Cutting, an Open House and tour of the TMS suite was made available for visitors to learn more about this state-of-the-art form of treatment. This advanced form of treatment uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression and other treatment resistant disorders. TMS is a FDA approved therapy and is designed to help individuals who have not achieved relief through pharmacotherapy return to their routine activities and feel like themselves again.  ...Read More >

Addiction Treatment at CenterPointe

If you or someone you care about has difficulty with alcohol or drug misuse … CENTERPOINTE CAN HELP. OFFERING A FULL CONTINUUM OF CARE • Detoxification • 4-Week Residential Treatment (or as indicated) • Dual Diagnosis (Addiction & Mental Health Treatment) • Intensive Outpatient Program/Partial Hospitalization • Medication-Assisted Recovery • Family Services • Aftercare The St. Louis Metro Area’s Only Private Treatment Services for Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Treatment CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 800-345-5407 Toll Free 636-477-2136 Admissions Outpatient Locations in: St. Charles • St. Peters • West County • South County Washington, MO • Columbia, MO Most Major Insurances and Medicare Accepted

National Depression Screening Day – Thursday, October 6, 2016

CenterPointe Hospital will participate in National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), on Thursday, October 6, 2016 to raise awareness and screen individuals for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. NDSD is the nation’s oldest voluntary, community-based screening program that gives access to validated screening questionnaires and provides referral information for treatment. This year our focus is on suicide awareness and timely intervention and learning the part that we all can play in recognizing warning signs and taking the correct action steps to help a friend or loved one in need. Please join us this National Depression Screening Day and help us spread the word to increase awareness of mental health. WHERE: CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304 WHEN: NDSD is October 6, 2016 from 8am to 8pm, but depression screenings are available 24/7 throughout the year. HOW: Thousands of organizations register to host an NDSD event each year. The organizations, which include hospitals, community centers, social...Read More >

Register Now for Fall Conference on Teen Suicide Prevention – October 12, 2016

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