Posts Tagged: Recovery

Stroke: Every moment counts

When it comes to a stroke, recognizing the symptoms can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. When a stroke happens, there are signs and recognizing these signs can help increase your chance of recovery. In…
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Addiction treatment

The treatment of addiction is a marathon, not a sprint. Often, people think of addiction treatment as detox. They believe that once someone is detoxed, they should be on their merry way to sobriety. When that doesn’t happen – as it often doesn’t – family and friends are disappointed. They begin to blame the patient….
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Understanding addiction and recovery

September is Recovery Month. Those of us working in the UofL Physicians – Psychiatry Addiction Clinic want to acknowledge all of those suffering from the disease of addiction who are working hard in addiction treatment. We also want to remember the families who have been severely impacted by this disease. The path to recovery is…
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There is hope for recovery

September is National Recovery Month. It’s sponsored annually by the government agency Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National Recovery Month celebrates recovery from mental illness and addiction. How do we define recovery? SAMHSA has identified four dimensions of recovery: 1. Health 2. Home 3. Purpose 4. Community Health The ability to manage one’s disease…
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