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Female Sexual Disorders

A Woman’s Return to Her Heart: Recovery from Sexual Disorders

July 30, 2015

Georgia Fourlas, LMSW, LISAC, CSAT-CWorkshop Facilitator, The Meadows I recently facilitated Journey of a Woman’s Heart: Finding True Intimacy, The Meadows’ workshop for women with sex addiction, sexual anorexia and other sexual disorders. I was very moved by this group of courageous and strong women. I was also moved by…

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Sex Addiction Recovery

Don’t Miss John Bradshaw and Patrick Carnes Unfiltered

July 29, 2015

John Bradshaw and Patrick Carnes, both Meadows Senior Fellows and renowned experts in addiction and recovery, sat down for a conversation in 2004 where they talked about sex addiction and what can be expected when recovering from it. That conversation was recorded and is now available through the Gentle Path…

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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Wings of Hope

July 21, 2015

We understand how tough making the decision to seek treatment can be for those struggling with trauma, addiction or mental health issues. We want to help recovery take wings, so we’re offering to cover airfare for individuals admitting to inpatient treatment at any of The Meadows programs: The Meadows, the…

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Addiction Treatment

Connection is the Key to Recovery

July 20, 2015

In a recent TED Talk, journalist and author Johann Hari suggests that “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong.” He argues that most people in our society see addiction as a simple chemical dependency, when it is actually the result of a failure to connect ─ with family,…

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Heroin addiction treatment

Pain is at the Heart of Heroin Addiction

July 13, 2015

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of heroin-related deaths has quadrupled in the past 10 years. Of people surveyed between 2011 and 2013, nearly 663,000 said they had used heroin in the past year; 379,000 said they had between 2002 and 2004. Scott…

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Help for Sex addiction

What Were They Thinking? Wealth, Power and Sexual Addiction

July 9, 2015

Earlier this week, news broke that Jared Fogle, the well-known spokesman for Subway, was at the center of an FBI investigation. No details have been confirmed at this time, but many speculate that the investigation is related to the recent arrest of an executive of the Jared Foundation on child…

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Seduction and The Sex Addict

Seduction and The Sex Addict

July 6, 2015

By Monica Meyer, PhD, CSAT-S, Clinical Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows Last week, best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert published an essay titled “Confessions of a Seduction Addict” in the New York Times magazine. It is a personal and poignant account of the pain and struggle that people with issues…

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Sex Addiction Treatment

Why Sex Addiction Isn't About Sex

June 25, 2015

Marie Woods, LMFT, CSAT Primary Therapist, Gentle Path at the Meadows When our culture hears about a person with sex addiction, often the automatic assumption is that he (or she) must like a lot of sex. In light of the nature of their behaviors, sex addicts are also often labeled…

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Northwest Conference

Two Meadows’ Leaders Will Present at Northwest Conference

June 12, 2015

This year, Senior Fellow Dr. Shelley Uram and Chief Psychiatrist Jon Caldwell will present at the 28th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders. The conference is a premier training event, offering up to 20 hours of continuing education credit for behavioral health professionals. It is hosted by…

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Healing Heartache

Healing Heartache: A Grief And Loss Workshop

June 11, 2015

When you’ve experienced a loss ─ the death of a loved one, the loss of your health, the loss of a relationship, the loss of an opportunity, etc.─ it can be helpful to take time out to lean into your grief. It’s often difficult, if not impossible, to initiate the…

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