Parkdale Center is pleased to announce the return of our in-person Family Programs. Because in-person meetings have not been possible for some time, we have offered weekly virtual meetings for our patients’ families—and will continue to do so. However, our 2-day, in-person Family Programs offer patients and their loved ones a deep dive into addiction, recovery, and the healing process in a way that a Zoom meeting cannot replicate. We are delighted to be able to offer these programs again.
Session #6 of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists/ Support the Front series, Well-being for CRNAs and SRNAs, featured moderator Rodrigo Garcia in conversation with Dr.Dave Cummins, M.D., FASAM, and Medical Director of Parkdale Center for Professionals, the Indiana Professionals Recovery Program, and West Virginia Restore, among other professional positions. He is board certified in emergency medicine and addiction medicine, and he spoke with rigo about the connection between mental health and addiction, how that has been historically treated, and how that's changing. You can watch the entire session for free here.
As we reach the one-year anniversary of the initial pandemic lock-downs, there's no denying this has been an extraordinarily hard time for everyone. We are all struggling with stress, grief, isolation, added responsibilities, and many other challenges. In caregiving professions, this has complicated demands for extra shifts and extra responsibilities in high-pressure environments.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists/ Support the Front together feature a new and information series for CRNAs and SRNAs who face continued disruptions to clinical practice, training, and day-to-day life from the uncertainty, personal and professional disruptions, and restrictions of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Moderated by Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, APN-BC, MSN, CRNA of Parkdale Center for Professionals, each session provides resources, support, guidance, and sharing. Each session will be recorded and posted here.
In Session 3 of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists/ Support the Front series “Well-Being for CRNAs and SRNAs,” moderator Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, APN-BC, MSN, CRNA spoke with Matthew Zinder MS, CH, CRNA, and Jason Kniola, NCC, LMHC, LCAC, LCPC, on the topic of “Healing From Within.”
It is impossible to overstate the value of an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for reaching and maintaining lifelong sobriety. Typically, IOP follows a hospitalization or partial hospitalization program to treat acute substance use disorder. But IOP can also be tremendously helpful for those who are attempting to get sober outside of a structured inpatient environment.
While our holiday gatherings may look a little different this year, celebrations with family and friends can always be risky situations for those in recovery. While it’s always best to surround yourself with people who support your sobriety, sometimes we can’t avoid the people and activities which once encouraged or triggered our substance use. To maintain sobriety throughout the holiday season, it is essential to have a plan of action. Your plan should realistically and honestly consider any potential pitfalls. Once you’ve identified your “danger zones,” you can make smart decisions, in advance, for how to weather those challenges.
“The need to take care of each other is the need to take care of self.” -Tracy Traut, Program Director of the Indiana Professionals Recovery Program (IPRP)
During the next couple of months, we’re going to focus on a topic that is more relevant now than ever: Care for the Caregiver.