Summer Celebrations and Recovery

Hot dogs, apple pie, and recovery. Fourth of July cookouts, pool parties, family reunions, bonfires, weddings (and their accompanying bachelor/bachelorette parties), Labor Day… Now that more folks are enjoying gatherings again, summer gives us plenty of opportunities to enjoy our loved ones’ company. Yet these events can be tough to navigate for those in recovery. Even our nearest and dearest, even those who know we’re sober, can unwittingly push us to drink at parties.

Creative Healing

Parkdale Center’s afternoon sessions are largely educational in nature, but recently we’ve added something new: Creative Expression. Led by counselor Christian Gabrano (who secretly has a background in art), patients spend time completing creative projects designed to encourage reflection and self-expression.

Family Programs Are Back - Educating Loved Ones About Addiction

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.

The Stigma of Healthy Living

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.

The Balanced Provider

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.

Turn Your Good Intentions into Achievable Goals

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.

Healing From Within

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.”

Grief and Loss

"You can acknowledge loss and turn the grieving process into something positive."

Intensive Outpatient Program for Real-Life Sobriety

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.

The Science of Addiction

“Professionals are successful at every in every other area of their life, except for mental health and addiction.”

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