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Parthenon Pavilion at Centennial Offers Free Wellness 66 Seminar Series on Addiction

March 20, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (March 20, 2012) – Parthenon Pavilion at Centennial is offering a free Wellness 66 series of informative seminars focusing on Addictions Across the Lifespan. Topics include alcohol, intimacy, drugs and disordered eating.

“Parthenon Pavilion at Centennial is invested in offering our community quality educational information that impacts the overall health and well-being of people,” said Ron Haskamp, Assistant Administrator of Parthenon Pavilion.

Formed from this vision, the Wellness 66 program was created in collaboration with The Center for Healthy Living at Centennial Medical Center and The Resource Center on Aging at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ. The program was designed to promote wellness for the whole person over a lifetime, with emphasis on the mature adult.

“Knowing the importance of looking at the person as a whole, attendees can expect all of our programs to focus on the body, mind and spirit,” Haskamp explained.

Attendees typically include caregivers, family members and adults. Each session is eligible for one professional contact hour.

The free weekly seminar will take place each Tuesday in April from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Harpeth Church of Christ in Brentwood, Tenn. Complimentary parking is available in front of the building.

Wellness 66: Addictions Across the Lifespan sessions:

April 3: How Much Alcohol is Too Much?
Linda Hazel, PhD, presents the evolution of alcohol treatment, 12-steps related to treatment, signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse, and impact of alcohol addiction on the family system.

April 10: Looking for Intimacy:
Relationship, Sex and Pornography Addictions Candi Kaatz, MA, presents an overview of symptoms related to relationship, sex and pornography addictions, explains how each can be an addiction, discusses possible precursors, and discusses how to address these addictions.

April 17: Hugs Not Drugs
James McFerrin, MD, differentiates between addiction and dependence and legal versus illegal drugs, discusses designer drugs at the corner market, and explains new treatment options for substance abuse addictions.

April 24: Disordered Eating
Laurie Cooper, PsyD, explains when food becomes unfulfilling, feared or destructive, how and why disordered eating occurs, the factors involved in developing and maintaining disordered eating, and knowing when disordered eating becomes dangerous.

To register for a session or for more information, call (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662. Separate registrations are required for each individual session.

Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.