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Alcohol and Depression

Sobriety and the Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety

August 21, 2014

By Heidi Kinsella, MA, LMHCA, NCC, ASATFamily Counselor, Gentle Path at The Meadows After news of the sudden death of actor and comedian Robin Williams, I was amazed by the impact this incident was having on people. I read post after post from my friends on Facebook about their sadness…

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Addiction Treatment

Straight Talk from a Counselor

August 19, 2014

By Amy Levinson, MPA, MA, LASAC, CSAT Candidate Counselor, Gentle Path at The Meadows “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” –Sun Tzu, The Art of War, 500 BC We as a community of helpers and healers have come so far in…

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It is not just about a couple beers or partying…

It is not just about a couple beers or partying…

August 14, 2014

My name is Patty Evans, and I am Chief Marketing Officer for The Meadows. Today I am in need of using this blog forum to express my thoughts, grief and personal actions to motivate us all to do something today. Yesterday, I heard of the loss of actor, comedian, humanitarian,…

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Depression and Suicide

The Ultimate Unmanageability of Addiction

August 13, 2014

By Amy Levinson, MA, LASAC, CSAT Candidate Evening/Weekend Therapist at Gentle Path at The Meadows Suicide…the ultimate ‘unmanageability’ of untreated addiction and depression. All addictions reside in the same place in the brain—the limbic system—and all are related to dysfunction in the pleasure-reward pathway. This older part of our brain…

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Partner of Sex Addiction

The partner of a sex addict asks: “Why the lies and can they stop through recovery?”

August 12, 2014

By Heidi Kinsella, MA, LMHCA, NCC, ASAT Family Counselor, Gentle Path at The Meadows You find out that your husband has been having sex outside of your marriage. This has been going on for a while; you feel sick and like you’ve been run over by a truck. If this…

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Dr. Claudia Black

Dr. Claudia Black to lecture at The Meadows

August 12, 2014

Dr. Claudia Black will lecture this Wednesday at 12:45pm to the whole community at The Meadows, located in Wickenburg Arizona, in LH-10&11. The topic of the lecture will be "Hidden Life of Loss & Abandonment." About Dr. Claudia Black Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D., is a renowned author and trainer internationally…

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Addiction Treatment

The Meadows Outpatient Center - Opening Soon!

August 7, 2014

By year end, the first Meadows Outpatient Center will open in the DC Ranch area of scenic North Scottsdale, Arizona. The 6200 square foot center is nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, just off the 101 and Pima Road, offering patients a convenient, attractive, safe, and private location.…

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Between a Rock and a Hard place: Relapse Prevention Planning in Sex Addiction

Between a Rock and a Hard place: Relapse Prevention Planning in Sex Addiction

August 6, 2014

By Amelia “Amy” Levinson, MA, LASAC, CSAT-Candidate Evening/Weekend Therapist at Gentle Path at the Meadows What do Isaac Newton and sex addiction treatment have in common? Linear momentum is related to Newton’s second law, which looks at how things gain speed, or ‘kinetic energy’ (the energy of motion). It is…

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Dr. Shelley Uram

The BIG Shift We All Made When We Were Only Three Months Old

August 4, 2014

Shelley's Corner: A Series on Emotional Trauma, Addiction, and Healing Dr. Shelley Uram is a Harvard trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. As a Meadows' Senior Fellow, Dr. Uram conducts patient lectures and provides ongoing training and consultation to…

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Claudia Black

Claudia Black Launches New Website

July 31, 2014

The Meadows is proud to announce the launch of Senior Fellow, Claudia Black’s new website, www.claudiablack.com. This newly designed website will serve as a streamlined resource for information regarding Dr. Black’s pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders, as well as her training workshops and professional speaking…

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