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Outpatient Treatment

The Meadows Intensive Outpatient Program Partners with Blue Cross Blue Shield

September 22, 2016

Two years ago, we opened the Meadows Outpatient Center in Scottsdale, Arizona with the goal of taking everything we’d learned throughout our 40 years of delivering world-class, quality treatment programs at The Meadows, and applying it to an outpatient setting. Today, we are thrilled to announce that The Meadows Outpatient…

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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention: Getting Help and Finding Hope

September 21, 2016

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Alarmingly, the CDC recently reported that the number of suicides in the United States has been on the rise since 1999 among both men and women and in all age groups, and is the 10th leading cause of death. Suicide and suicidal ideation…

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National Recovery Month

Being Fearless in Recovery Means Getting to Know Yourself

September 19, 2016

by Michael Lewis What does being fearless in recovery mean to me? It means not walking away before you get a chance to know who you are. In my life, I’ve had traumatic experiences that ultimately resulted in an eight year run with addiction among other diagnoses. At one point…

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addiction recovery

Recovery Requires Shining a Light on Trauma

September 16, 2016

By Peter Charad It's one of those memories that feels like it happened yesterday. Tuesday evening, October 5, 1976, I had checked into the Sheraton Hotel in Hong Kong. As I arrived at my room I heard the phone ringing. I was excited as I assumed it was my Hong…

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addiction recovery

Being Fearless in Recovery Means Being Vulnerable

September 15, 2016

By: Rachel Margolis My immediate thought about the word "fearless" is of one being without fear. For years, I have been literally frozen by fear and pain from childhood trauma that rolled into adulthood. As a child, displaying any feelings at all prompted being shamed by my caregivers, who I…

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Meadows Treatment

Kyle Wescoat Named Chief Financial Officer of Alita Care

September 14, 2016

Jim Dredge, CEO of Alita Care, LLC, has announced that Kyle Wescoat will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Wescoat’s responsibilities as Alita Care CFO will include oversight of the Finance and Information Technology operations for both Sunspire Health and Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. Wescoat comes to Alita Care with…

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Fearless

What It Means to Be Fearless in Recovery

September 12, 2016

By Tommy S., former client of The Meadows Fearless: Seeing a new beginning in each day   Putting the day before behind me Accepting each new challenge Using failed challenges as a inspiration and direction to conquer the new ones, Meeting and accepting new people for who they are, and…

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National Recovery Month

Are you #fearless in Your Recovery?

September 8, 2016

Being #fearless doesn’t mean that you are never afraid. Being #fearless means that… You aren’t afraid to confront your fears. You aren’t afraid to challenge any negative thoughts you have about yourself or your purpose in life. You aren’t afraid to live your life as your full, authentic self. What…

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Anger Management

Men and the Illusion of Anger

September 6, 2016

Note: The following is a partial transcript of a Facebook Live Presentation Dan Griffin, MA, Senior Fellow at The Meadows, did on August 26, 2016. You can find the recorded video version on his Facebook page. First and foremost, let me be very clear about what I mean by “the…

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Rape Trauma

The Real Impact of Rape Culture and Sexual Trauma

August 31, 2016

When bystanders pulled Stanford University swimmer and Olympic hopeful Brock Turner away from the woman he was sexually assaulting behind a fraternity house dumpster, he laughed. When the judge in the resulting sexual assault trial handed down a sentence much more lenient than the recommended six years of jail time,…

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