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MBH CEO Jim Dredge to Take on New Leadership Role with Alita

MBH CEO Jim Dredge to Take on New Leadership Role with Alita

July 18, 2016

In May, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) announced that it had been acquired by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (Kohlberg) , a leading private equity firm and that Alita Care Holdings (Alita) would serve as the holding company for both The Meadows and Kohlberg’s existing portfolio company Sunspire Health, LLC. Alita will…

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Is Pokémon Go Really the Best Medicine for Depression?

July 13, 2016

If you spend any time at all on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr, chances are that you’ve heard of Pokémon Go, the smartphone-based augmented reality game that is taking the world by storm. You’ve probably seen many exclamatory posts from players of that game about snagging “gyms” and hitting “Pokéspots”…

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trauma workshop

How’s Your Inner Child Today?

July 11, 2016

By Nancy Minister, Therapist, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows If you have ever done any work at The Meadows—either in an inpatient program or in our Survivors I workshop — you likely have had some experience getting in touch with your inner child. So, how is that young part…

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alcholism

The Gift of Recovery

July 11, 2016

When Terri arrived at The Meadows, after struggling for some time with alcohol addiction, she realized that she would never get sober unless she dealt with the trauma she experienced during her very difficult childhood. She credits The Meadow’s Survivors Week and EMDR therapy with her helping her turn the…

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Trauma and Addiction Haiti

Haiti Rising

July 7, 2016

By Jean Collins-Stuckert, Clinical Director at The Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows As we were walking thru Croix-de-Bouquets, a metal workers village outside Port Au Prince where artisans transform used oil drums into beautiful art, I came across a metal sign that said “Haiti Rising.” It stays with me.…

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Depression Treatment

Facing Codependence and Depression

June 28, 2016

Codependency is an emotional disorder that causes people to ignore their own needs while constantly fulfilling the needs of others. Someone struggling with codependence may forfeit his or her own well-being and values in the pursuit of assisting someone else. It’s not surprising that this disorder would often coexist alongside…

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Childhood Trauma

The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adult Sexuality

June 28, 2016

By Cassandra Rustvold, LMSW, MEd, Trauma Therapist at Gentle Path at the Meadows Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has the potential to transform the trajectory of one’s life in a multitude of ways. While the effects of childhood sexual abuse are largely individualized and can manifest at different points throughout the…

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Survivor

Confessions of a (Mostly) Reformed Perfectionist

June 23, 2016

By Tracy Harder, MSC, LAC, Survivors Workshop Facilitator Do you remember the one question you missed on that fourth-grade science test that kept you from scoring 100 percent? Or the word you missed in every spelling bee you were in? I do. In fact, I am very clear about the…

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Addiction treatment

What A Difference 40 Years Makes

June 22, 2016

As we look back on four decades spent at the forefront of treatment for addiction and other behavioral health disorders, we wanted to learn more from our biggest influencers and supporters about why The Meadows legacy matters. Why have we gained a reputation for being able to help people who…

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Recovery

The Many R’s of Recovery

June 21, 2016

By David Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Director at The Meadows We experienced yet another heart-warming Patient Commencement Celebration last Wednesday morning, as seven soon-to-be-leaving patients expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Meadows staff, the community and their peers for helping them along their journey through life-saving treatment, recovery and transformation.…

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