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Detox: What, What, When, Where, Why and How?

Detox or withdrawal management may be the first step for some people to get help stopping substance use. It may also be the scariest step. Part of the fear may come from the fear of the unknown. Let us work to help you understand a little more about detox programs. Who should use detox programs? ...

Centerstone’s Alexis Kirk to present alongside Zak Williams, other high-profile speakers at the 2021 American Association of Suicidology Conference

Dr. Alexis Kirk, director of implementation science for Centerstone’s Research Institute, has been selected by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) to present a TED-style talk at its 2021 annual conference. Kirk’s presentation, Implementation Science as a Lens for Reflecting on COVID-19, Innovation, and (yes) Constipation, will take place Friday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. ...

Centerstone offers Dungeons & Dragons experiential therapy group

Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments, is offering a new Dungeons & Dragons Therapy Group, hosted virtually on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m., beginning January 22. The Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Therapy Group will be available to adults in substance use disorder and/or mental health services ...

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Centerstone launches first known simulation training center for community-based behavioral health clinicians

Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments, has announced the recent launch of the world’s first known simulation training center for use by community-based behavioral health professionals. “Simulation training has long been used in many high-risk high-reward fields, including physical health, aviation, and military, but this approach to ...

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Centerstone names Dr. Wayne Wells as MAT Medical Director

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health and addiction services, has named Dr. Wayne O. Wells as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) medical director for Centerstone’s Illinois region, effective February 1. As the MAT Medical Director for Centerstone, Dr. Wells will oversee MAT services, which provide a collaborative approach to include medication, counseling and psychiatric services to ...

Centerstone’s Dalus Ben Avi receives Young Professional Leader Award from Marion Chamber of Commerce

Dalus Ben Avi, director of marketing and community engagement for Centerstone, has been presented with the Young Professional Leader Award from the Marion Chamber of Commerce. In her role as director of marketing and community engagement for Centerstone’s Illinois region, Ben Avi develops and implements new strategies for marketing, community outrach and both internal and ...

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Centerstone earns five-year reaccreditation from American Association of Suicidology

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, has received a five-year reaccreditation from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) for its Crisis Services line of care. The official accreditation recognizes Centerstone Crisis Services as meeting or exceeding all the criteria established by AAS to be named a nationally approved crisis intervention program. The AAS accreditation ...

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Centerstone awarded screening and support services grant

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, was recently awarded a grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) for $99,960 in support of Screening and Support Services (SASS). Through the SASS program, Centerstone provides crisis screenings for youth who may be at imminent risk of psychiatric hospitalization, who are returning from a residential treatment ...

Patricia Meyer receives award for work at Centerstone

Patricia “Pat” Meyer, a clinician at Centerstone, was recently awarded the Ellen T. Quinn Memorial Award by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA). This award is given to an individual with outstanding support and commitment in the delivery of quality community behavioral health services to individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders ...

Timely resources for Tennessee children’s mental health

Tennesseans weathered literal and figurative storms throughout 2020, from deadly tornadoes to the harrowing COVID-19 pandemic that continues to surge, further taxing our psyche and economic recovery even as promising vaccine news develops. While much is being said of the toll borne by adults—emotional stress, economic uncertainty, and higher physical health risks, etc. especially for ...

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