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About Us

Who we are and what sets us apart


Time-tested Treatment, Compassionate Care

Are addiction, trauma, or mental health issues holding you back from living the life you want? Are they negatively impacting your relationships, family, or career? At The Meadows, we don’t believe in quick fixes. Instead, we focus on getting to the root causes so you can find deep healing and experience lasting recovery. For more than 45 years we’ve been helping men and women 18 and older overcome addiction, heal unresolved emotional trauma, and develop the tools they need to transform their lives.

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Why Choose Us

The Meadows and Claudia Black Young Adult Center Earn ASAM Certification

Awarded based on comprehensive criteria for outcome-oriented, results-based addiction treatment, we’re so proud to be one of the first to receive this distinction! ASAM certification numbers are not scores or ratings, instead 3.5 and 3.7 correlate to levels of care and intensity of services we provide.

ASAM Certification for The Meadows and Claudia Black Young Adult Center

Discover The Meadows Difference


At The Meadows, our expert medical and clinical staff includes 24-hour nursing, on-site physicians, and a full-time chief of psychiatry. This talented team of professionals specializes in trauma resolution using the latest therapeutic modalities alongside time-tested, research-based methods. Since each patient comes to The Meadows with a unique story, our team works to create a personalized patient treatment plan that combines varied therapies to unlock the greatest potential for healing and growth.

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Our handpicked team of Senior Fellows represents experience in a range of specialties. Each one is involved in worldwide practice and research in their area of expertise, and their oversight constantly challenges The Meadows to excel. Some of the nation’s top addiction and recovery experts, the Senior Fellows also provide ongoing direction, consultation, and training for our staff and work together to ensure that The Meadows Model is the most clinically comprehensive program available today.

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Just below Arizona’s mountainous country and an hour from Phoenix, the western community of Wickenburg hearkens back to a different time and place. Abounding in natural beauty, this former gold mining town continues to draw visitors to its quaint downtown and slower pace. According to local legend, the clear, dry air of the Sonoran Desert has healing powers, so it’s no wonder that many of our patients find our setting is the perfect place to make positive changes and begin on the road to recovery.

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Our Treatment Approach

We believe that successful treatment combines a diverse range of powerful methodologies that work together to foster support, discovery, and healing. The Meadows’ highly individualized treatment encompasses The Meadows Model to address emotional trauma and addiction with a multi-disciplinary emphasis. Group and one-on-one therapy, techniques like Somatic Experiencing and neurofeedback, holistic offerings, the guidance of our expert Senior Fellows, incorporating family, and our Fuel Well nutrition initiative all combine to create a program like no other.


Our innovative Brain Center offers patients neurofeedback overseen by trained facilitators and the use of other state-of-the-art equipment to promote self-regulation skills that can enhance and expedite the recovery process. This integrative approach addresses the neuroscience of trauma by attempting to better regulate the limbic system in the brain, allowing for improved integration and implementation. It also aids in grounding, allowing individuals to confront their deeper issues with a calmer spirit.

The Meadows Model

Created by our own Pia Mellody, one of the preeminent authorities in the fields of addiction and relationships, the proprietary Meadows Model at the core of our treatment program is based on her Developmental Model of Immaturity. Unresolved trauma or other issues from childhood result in adulthood behaviors of codependency that translate into addictions, mood disorders, and physical illness. By addressing the trauma at the root, patients are able to achieve not just temporary sobriety but lasting recovery.

Holistic Offerings

Long before “wellness” became a buzzword, The Meadows recognized it as a foundational principle of the treatment process. A balanced program doesn’t just address a patient’s surface issues, it incorporates spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. Addiction and trauma often negatively impact physical and emotional health. Our focus on the whole person through holistic offerings like yoga, equine, and mindfulness helps patients create a well-rounded lifestyle that is compatible with recovery.

Survivors Workshops

Our signature workshop, Survivors I delves into childhood trauma that impacts current day life, exploring the origins that fuel self-defeating behaviors such as addictions, trauma, mood disorders, and troubling relationships. An essential component of inpatient treatment at The Meadows, it is included as an integral part of each patient’s program. Survivors I is also offered year-round as a stand-alone workshop for any interested individuals through our sister facility, Rio Retreat Center.

Explore the Campus

According to local legend, the clear, dry air of the Sonoran Desert has healing powers. For decades the land we call home has served as a place of healing, and The Meadows continues to build on that legacy. Explore our grounds, peek inside buildings, and discover our amenities through this up-close look.


Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and is experienced in assisting others with compassion, dignity, and respect — hallmark values of The Meadows for more than 45 years. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. When you call, they will lead you through a series of questions to determine if The Meadows is a good fit, and how soon your treatment can begin. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out an admissions form today!

If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one call or fill out an admissions form today!

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