The Morton Center Report
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May 2015

We've Got A New Look

At The Morton Center

The Morton Center is all about progress and upward momentum. In that spirit, the center's new logo and graphic style are designed to celebrate the hope, courage, and accomplishment of its clients. The new Morton Center logo incorporates a letter "M" made of three ascending pillars. These three pillars represent the steps to recovery - each one taller than the last.

 

The first step represents courage - the courage it takes to seek help. The second step represents a strong commitment to recovery, and the third step represents the accomplishment of a successful treatment - and the ongoing reward of a restored life.

 

The serene blue is meant to symbolize the healing and harmony that many of our clients find at The Morton Center, as they embark on their journey of recovery.

 

Our motto is "restoring self, preserving family," because it's what we help our clients do every day. The Morton Center philosophy is that recovery is much easier when the whole family receives counseling. We offer classes and therapy groups not just to addicted persons, but to their spouses, parents and children as well.

 

The Morton Center's new look and new logo represent our appreciation for our clients and their families, and the new beginnings that make recoveries possible. We are grateful to Doe-Anderson for donating their time and expertise to develop this new look. 

 

Thank you for partnering with us in this important work.

Priscilla McIntosh 

Chief Executive Officer 

National Women's Health Week
 
Mother's Day was the kickoff for National Women's Health Week, an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  Office on Women's Health. This celebration of women's health runs through May 16th, and is designed to encourage women to schedule yearly health checkups, get annual flu shots, quit smoking, and limit alcohol use, among other positive goals.  

 

The Morton Center supports this important observance and encourages women to take the National Women's Health Week Pledge, which includes the promise to eat healthy, get regular exercise, and to talk to a doctor about important health issues such as stress, depression, or domestic violence.

 

At The Morton Center, we know that drinking within moderate limits - or abstaining entirely - is important for a woman's overall health. The Morton Center encourages women whose alcohol use is affecting their health, their relationships, or their work life, to seek help.

 

This is important because the NIAAA notes that women who drink beyond moderate levels are at higher risk for alcohol-related problems than men. Women usually weigh less than men, and have less water in their bodies pound for pound, meaning that women who drink tend to have higher blood alcohol concentrations than men, and begin to have alcohol-related problems at lower drinking levels. The NIAAA notes that women who drink in excess are more likely to develop liver inflammation and alcohol-related heart disease than men, in addition to an elevated risk of breast cancer. Pregnant women, or women who are trying to become pregnant, should not drink at all because exposure to alcohol can severely injure a developing baby. Alcohol-related risks to the baby include brain damage and cognitive and developmental disorders.  

 

These gender-specific health risks are in addition to the damage that all heavy or binge drinkers may cause to organs such as the brain, heart, liver and pancreas, and the general alcohol-related risks of cancers and immune system damage.

 

At the Morton Center, we are dedicated to our clients' health. We have an ongoing commitment to help women with alcohol or drug dependencies rebuild their lives through intensive outpatient programs, individual and family therapy, education, and support groups. We support National Women's Health Week, and encourage our female clients, and all women, to:

  • Avoid unhealthy habits like drinking and smoking
  • Eat well
  • Exercise regularly, for at least 30 minutes
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Schedule annual health exams and routine screenings
  • Talk to a doctor about reproductive health
  • Talk to a doctor about concerns with stress or depression
  • Report any concerns about violence or harassment

Women who proactively establish positive lifestyle habits are the most likely to enjoy good health. The Morton Center encourages all its female clients to pursue this important goal, and wishes them, and their families, a happy and healthy National Women's Health Week!

 

Join Us: June 8th Golf Scramble

 

Click here to learn more about the ways you can participate.

Contact Griffin Falvey at 502-456-6223

 or gfalvey@themortoncenter.org to reserve your team today!   

 

 

Since 1984

The Morton Center has provided outpatient treatment to nearly 35,000 people of all ages and incomes throughout Kentucky and beyond... including family members. We're the region's only privately funded, non-profit facility treating chemical dependency and other addictions.