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Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

May 23, 2016

Theresa had reached a point in her life when she felt she was in a downward spiral. Her therapist recommended that she go through the Survivors I workshop at The Meadows, a five-day intensive that addresses childhood trauma. It prompted her to immediately make a lot of positive changes her…

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No Man is an Island: Dan Griffin on Facebook Live

No Man is an Island: Dan Griffin on Facebook Live

May 23, 2016

What does it mean for a man to ask for help? Not just once, but over and over again, as often as necessary? On June 2, 2016, join Dan Griffin (Senior Fellow at The Meadows) for a brief talk via Facebook Live. He’ll explain why it’s difficult for men to…

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Sex Addiction Recovery

Life After Heartbreak

May 16, 2016

In 2009, Noelle found out that her partner, who is a sex addict, had had an affair. She was devastated. For Noelle and her wife, it was a life-changing experience. Watch her video to hear how she was able to forgive her wife and begin the process of building a…

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Michael Phelps Addiction

Michael Phelps on Overcoming Self-Loathing, Emotional Trauma

May 16, 2016

An expanded interview with Michael Phelps recently aired on NBC’s Dateline: on Assignment. In the interview, Phelps talks about his struggles with self-loathing, binge-drinking, and apathy before his time at The Meadows. He also talks about how resolving some painful issues with his father during Family Week was a huge…

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A Tribute to John Bradshaw

A Tribute to John Bradshaw

May 13, 2016

By Jim Dredge, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare CEO John Bradshaw’s presence looms large at The Meadows. His seminal works on toxic shame, dysfunctional families and reclaiming one’s inner child are central to our model for treating emotional trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health disorders. We were heartbroken to hear…

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Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Inpatient, Outpatient, or IOP?

May 12, 2016

Most psychiatrists and behavioral health professionals agree that addiction is a complex disorder caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors. It can also vary in intensity; The DSM-5 defines addiction as a spectrum disorder that can be categorized as “mild,” “moderate,” or “severe.” Many other mental health…

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Childhood Trauma

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

May 9, 2016

Natalie felt lost. She didn’t quite understand why, but everything just felt wrong somehow. Even though it was hard for her to admit that she needed help, she reached out. She found The Meadows Survivors workshop where, for the first time, she began to understand where she came from, where…

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Mother's Day

Forgiving Your Mother… and Yourself

May 7, 2016

Mother’s Day is time to celebrate and show our love and appreciation to our mothers, grandmothers, and female caretakers. However, many of us—in fact probably most of us—have complicated relationships with our mothers. Even if our mothers were well-intentioned, they may not have been able to provide us with what…

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Sex Addiction Recovery

Gaining Power over Sex Addiction

May 2, 2016

Chris didn’t know he was a sex addict until he attended The Men’s Sexual Recovery workshop at The Meadows. The workshop’s clinical team recommended that he go to the 45-day inpatient sex addiction treatment program at Gentle Path at The Meadows, but he wasn’t quite ready. A couple months later,…

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Accepting the Past as an Asset in Recovery

Accepting the Past as an Asset in Recovery

May 2, 2016

By Aleah Johnson, The Meadows Alumni Coordinator What if I were to tell you that all aspects of your past would be used as an asset? Would you believe it or would you instantly regret and want to change it? I have a love/hate relationship with the word "acceptance." As…

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