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marijuana addiction

Marijuana Addiction is No Joke

August 25, 2016

Can a person really become addicted to marijuana? You never hear of any dying from daily pot use. You certainly don’t hear about it in the same way you hear about deaths and other tragedies caused by alcohol and other “harder” drugs. And, there are some serious medical conditions for…

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Trauma Treatment

Trauma from Natural Disasters Can Linger

August 18, 2016

Trauma that arises from natural disasters—like the horrific flood that has devastated much of Louisiana this week—can have a heavy emotional toll on those who are directly affected, including survivors, rescue workers, volunteers, bystanders, and witnesses. Mild to moderate stress reactions are normal and expected for anyone involved. Although their…

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Military Service Members Can Find Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

Military Service Members Can Find Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

August 16, 2016

By Dr. Jon Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D. Chief of Psychiatry at The Meadows Note: This post was originally published on TheGriffon108.com. The Meadows is proud to be a TRICARE Preferred Provider of behavioral health and addiction inpatient services in the West Region. Call us today at 800-244-4949. Trauma is part of…

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Mental Health Workshop

Start Your Comeback

August 11, 2016

In one way or another, to the outside world, you are a picture of success. Chances are you have several things in your life to be grateful for. Maybe you are a leader at your company or in your industry. Maybe you have a great spouse and great kids who…

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Your First Day at The Meadows Outpatient Center

August 11, 2016

By Joe Whitwell, MAC, LAC, CCTP “HELLLOOO!!! Welcome to The Meadows Intensive Outpatient Program!” shouts Director Jim Corrington as he jumps from behind his desk to greet me. Jim is a large man, well over six feet tall and follically-challenged—yep, he’s bald. Like a proud father Jim’s grin is a…

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Michael Phelps rehab

Michael Phelps’ Extended Interview with Bob Costas

August 4, 2016

Michael Phelps was 15 years old at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. It was there that he set his first world record. Since then, he’s won 22 medals — 18 of them gold. As the most decorated Olympian of all time, he has reached some of the highest…

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Depression Treatment

No One Is Immune To Depression or Addiction

August 1, 2016

You often hear people say that Americans live in a celebrity-obsessed culture. We tend to view being famous— or even just generally well-known— as the height of achievement. We sometimes also assume that once you’ve reached the height of fame you leave all “regular people” problems behind. “If you’re a…

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Athlete and addiction

Elite Athletes vs. Mental Illness: Victory over Self-Defeat

July 29, 2016

America in the late Summer and early Fall. Among the sounds of lawn sprinklers, children laughing and playing outside, and bees buzzing by, you can often hear… “Let’s Go, Guys!” “We Got This!” “C’mon you idiot, what the [redacted] are you doing?!” …being shouted from living rooms all across the…

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Michael Phelps

Don’t Miss Michael Phelps on SportsCenter July 31

July 27, 2016

Spending time in treatment is something many people don’t want to talk about. And, understandably so—There is, unfortunately, still a stigma often attached to those who struggle with addiction or mental health issues and ask for help. This can be especially true among those who are considered “high achievers.” Executives,…

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MBH CEO Jim Dredge to Take on New Leadership Role with Alita

MBH CEO Jim Dredge to Take on New Leadership Role with Alita

July 18, 2016

In May, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) announced that it had been acquired by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (Kohlberg) , a leading private equity firm and that Alita Care Holdings (Alita) would serve as the holding company for both The Meadows and Kohlberg’s existing portfolio company Sunspire Health, LLC. Alita will…

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