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Drug Addiction

Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona

January 27, 2015

Sean Walsh, Chief Executive Officer at The Meadows, talks with Mark Lewis on the Empowerment Team show about the heroin epidemic and the “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona” simulcast project. This interview covers the law enforcement as well as the addicts side of this national crisis and offers Sean’s…

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Sex Addiction

A Brief Screen for Sex Addiction

January 15, 2015

By Amy Levinson, MA, LASAC, CSAT-candidate Counselor, Gentle Path at The Meadows Although it may be clinically hard to diagnose, sex addiction may affect up to three to seven percent of the population. Unfortunately, there is more of a stigma attached to sexually “acting out” than there is with the…

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Somatic Experiencing

A Reluctant Healing

January 14, 2015

By Diane Detwiler-Zapp, MA, LPC Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop is the one that always called to me when I would read through the list excellent workshops offered by The Meadows. So when, at the last minute, the chance to attend this workshop came about, one would think I would…

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Heroin Addiction

Opioid and Heroin Addiction

January 13, 2015

New Bill Aims to Secure Addiction Treatment and Recovery According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses now surpass automobile accidents as the leading cause of injury-related deaths for Americans between ages 25 and 64. Approximately 100 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses, and about 75…

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savingteens

The Meadows Sponsoring SavingTeens in Crisis Charity Event

January 13, 2015

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center is a major supporting sponsor of this year’s SavingTeens Annual Charity Celebration in Nashville, Tenn. on February 4, 2015. SavingTeens In Crisis Collaborative (SavingTeens) is a non-profit organization which assists struggling youth and their families with both financial and emotional support, so they…

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Hooked Documentary

Special Report on Heroin has The Meadows Ties

January 12, 2015

“Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona” will simultaneously air January 13 at 6:30 p.m. on every broadcast TV station and most radio outlets across Arizona. The 30-minute commercial-free investigative report was produced by Arizona State University student journalists and focuses on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use. Sean…

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trauma treatment

Psychiatry Residents Experience Trauma Immersion at The Meadows

January 7, 2015

The Meadows has been hosting Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance psychiatry residents in a Trauma elective for nearly a year now. Dr. Shelley Uram – Senior Fellow at The Meadows who founded the program – supervises residents during this elective. “My long association with Harvard and my passion for teaching…

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Sex Addiction

Current Research Offers Hope for Sex Addicts

January 5, 2015

By Amy Levinson, MPA, MA, LASAC, CSAT-Candidate, Counselor, Gentle Path at The Meadows Current research in the field of sex addiction is revealing with utmost certainty that sex addiction is just like any other addiction. It involves the dopamine response just like alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, shopping addiction, and any…

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Dawn At The Meadows

'Tis The Season

December 22, 2014

Tis’ the season of reflection and gratitude through the spirit of service work and experiencing fun in sobriety at Dawn at The Meadows. Patients and staff kicked off the holiday season with a rigorous game of Dawn’s annual “Turkey Bowl Competition” on Thanksgiving, using frozen turkeys as bowling balls in…

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Addiction Treatment

Meadows Masters Symposium

December 19, 2014

John Bradshaw, Pia Mellody and Other Pioneers Present at One-of-a-Kind Event Meadows Behavioral Healthcare hosted its first Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Masters Symposium on December 10-12, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Featured speakers were industry leaders – many of whom are Meadows’ Senior Fellows – and discussed trends in behavioral health. The…

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