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The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Program Interview on KTRS Big 550 Radio St. Louis.

Jon Grayson and Jennifer Blome from KTRS Big 550 Radio St. Louis interviewed Candi Finan, MA, LPC, Clinical Supervisor of The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center at CenterPointe Hospital on May 31st, 2017.  Ms. Finan covered topics on how the brain reacts to drugs and why it’s difficult to beat addiction on your own, how addiction is treated at CenterPointe Hospital and how to prevent relapse.  Hear a former patient calling in to talk about his positive treatment experience at CenterPointe Hospital and how he has maintained his sobriety for over 4 years now!  Click here to listen to interview.

Memorial Day: Support for Individuals and Families

The Memorial Day holiday is a time to honor our fallen heroes. It is also important to recognize that, for some individuals, the holiday may be characterized by some of the following symptoms: Severe Depression Severe Anxiety Isolation Grief and Loss Post Traumatic Stress Substance Use CenterPointe Hospital Can Help Call 800-345-5407 Toll Free or 636-477-2136 Admissions 24/7 for an Assessment at No Cost CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304

Francis Howell High School Students Make Donation to CenterPointe Hospital

St. Charles, MO: A very inspirational group of teens at Francis Howell High School (FHHS), under the leadership of Larry Anders, Marketing Coordinator at FHHS, ran a “Stop Stigma” campaign for Mental Health Awareness. They collected pennies, had bake sales, using every opportunity to remove barriers to talking about mental illness and how to get help. The campaign culminated with a group of four Francis Howell High School students, including Shelby Odle, Alyssa Juris, Holly Anderson and Kyle Grantham, presenting a check for nearly $500 to the CenterPointe Hospital Adolescent Program. Susan Mathis, CEO, CenterPointe Hospital and several CenterPointe Hospital managers and therapists presented the students with a letter of appreciation for their thoughtfulness in helping other teens on their journey to success and happiness. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, behavioral health hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior adults and adolescents in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and throughout the...Read More >

Dr. Raafea Malik and Candy Finan from CenterPoint Hospital tell Great Day St. Louis about their treatment program to help deal with addiction.

CenterPointe Hospital Recognizes National Police Week

St. Charles, MO: In recognition of Nation Police Week (May 14-20), CenterPointe Hospital Community Liaison, Clinton Schulte, visited several local police departments, including the O’Fallon Police Department where Office Phillip Hirtz received a gift of appreciation from CenterPointe for their officers. The local police departments serve an invaluable role in serving the behavioral health needs of local citizens by providing prevention programs in the schools and throughout the community, partnering with local organizations to save lives through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and responding to behavioral health crisis situations. CenterPointe Hospital greatly appreciates the dedication and commitment of all law enforcement professionals and we commend them for their tireless service to our communities. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, behavioral health hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior adults and adolescents in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and throughout the country. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St....Read More >

SAMHSA National Prevention Week, Day 6: Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness

Resilience can be defined as the ability to BOUNCE BACK. Everyone has adversities that happen in their life, but it is how we are able to process and bounce back from those adversities that impact our lives.  Being a resilient person means that you are able to BOUNCE BACK after something has happened to you and that is a good thing. Not everyone has a great bounce, but the good news is that bounce, or resiliency, can be taught. Follow this link to learn about activities that promote resiliency:

Behavioral Health Lecture at CenterPointe on Art Therapy & Advocacy

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture Friday, June 23, 2017 Topic: Art Therapy & Advocacy in a Domestic Violence Setting Presenters: Rosemary Barnes Pratt, BC-ATR, MA, LPC Ebony Williams, BS, Family Specialist Advocate Time: Lecture 8am—9:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at 7:30am LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym (tallest bldg. toward back/right side of campus) 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Domestic violence hurts all family members and causes emotional distress, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, fearfulness and social isolation. This presentation will provide an overview of domestic violence, the mental health needs of survivors and how advocacy and art therapy can provide awareness, resources and tools for a healthy life. CEUs: 1.5 CEUs for Social Work and Addiction Counseling. A Certificate of Attendance indicating 1.5 clock hours will be awarded for other disciplines to submit to their licensing boards. RSVP: 636-477-2157 or Email There is NO COST to attend this...Read More >

SAMHSA National Prevention Week, Day 5: Prevention of Suicide

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SAMHSA National Prevention Week, Day 4: Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use

5 Steps to Prevent Drug Addiction Find Healthy Ways to cope with stress such as exercise or meditation Seek therapy or counseling Maintain a lifestyle that makes you happy such as healthy relationships and a balance between physical and mental activity Have things in your life that you care deeply about such as a sport, artistic endeavor, or personal relationships Be aware of your family’s history with substance abuse, and if you know that you have a higher chance of becoming addicted, take extra precautions to avoid drugs and alcohol  

SAMHSA National Prevention Week, Day 3: Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse

Ways to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse MONITOR: dosages and refills. Keep track of how many pills are in prescription bottles or pill packets. SECURE: Take prescription and over-the-counter medicine out of the medicine cabinet and secure them in a place only you know about. DISPOSE: Safely dispose of expired or unused prescription or over-the-counter medication at your local police department.

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