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Addiction Treatment

A Different Path for Children of Addiction

November 21, 2014

As any parent will tell you, raising a confident, caring child in today’s world is incredibly difficult. But when drugs and alcohol are added to the equation, families can become the opposite of what we would hope them to be. It’s hard to overstate the corrosive effects that a family…

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Gluten Free

A Gluten-Free Donut is Still a Donut

November 20, 2014

After polishing off way more Italian food than anticipated, I told my friend I felt really full. She immediately chimed in, “You need to eliminate gluten from your diet.” I processed what she said, but I still believed that five garlics knots drenched in oil and a mountain of spaghetti…

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Sex Addiction Conference

Prominent Professionals Gather at Conference Co-Sponsored by The Meadows

November 19, 2014

Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer researcher whose work helped establish the concept of compulsive sexual behavior as an addiction, presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned lecturer and bestselling author John Bradshaw at the second annual International Sex & Love Addiction Conference. The three-day conference focused on the changing architecture…

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Bessel Van Der Kolk

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk Receives Research Award at Sex & Love Addiction Conference

November 18, 2014

Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer researcher whose work helped establish the concept of compulsive sexual behavior as an addiction, presented a Research Award to Dr. Bessel van der Kolk at the second annual International Sex & Love Addiction Conference. The three-day conference focused on the changing architecture of addictive desire,…

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Jean Collins-Stuckert

The Meadows Workshops

November 17, 2014

By Jean Collins-Stuckert, Director of Workshops at The Meadows When I think about The Meadows workshops the Carly Simon song “Nobody Does it Better” comes to mind and the lyrics “nobody does it half as good as you, baby you’re the best.” There are other treatment programs offering intensives, but…

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Adolescent Substance Abuse

Adolescent Substance Abuse

November 13, 2014

For more than 35 years, The Meadows has explored the underlying issues of patient trauma. Clinicians and professionals trust us more than any other treatment program because of our impeccable reputation for quality, integrity and long-term recovery. Every year, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug, alcohol, and tobacco…

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Veterans Day

We Celebrate Veterans Day

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to honor ALL of our Veterans, both living and deceased. It is a day that the United States has set aside to thank veterans for their dedication and loyal service to their country. November 11th of each year is the day that we…

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Addiction Treatment

Valley Mom Counsels Others After Battling Addiction

November 7, 2014

3TV sat down with Clinical Director Nancy Bailey and talked about moms checking into treatment for addiction. AZFamily.com recently profiled 29-year-old Kelli Carpenter as she described her battle with addiction.

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Marijuana and Teens

Teen Marijuana Use and Psychosis

November 4, 2014

Evidence is mounting that regular marijuana use increases the chance that a teenager will develop psychosis, schizophrenia or a pattern of unusual thoughts or perceptions, earlier than they might have had they not used cannabis. Heavy marijuana use between the ages of 15 and 17, a critical period for brain…

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Garden

Watching our Recovery Garden Grow!

November 3, 2014

Submitted by Nancy Bailey Ph.D., Clinical Director, The Meadows The young adult community at Dawn at The Meadows is enjoying creating and tending to their “Recovery Garden.” With the help of the Dawn staff, Cheetah in Maintenance and the art therapists, our patient community is having a great time watching…

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