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Recovery

My Mental Health: An Affirmation

“I have always believed, and I still believe that whatever good fortune or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something else.” -Hermann Hesse Just as I wear a mask to protect myself and others from an airborne virus,… Read More

Accepting the Past as an Asset in Recovery

What if I were to tell you that all aspects of your past would be used as an asset? Would you believe it or would you instantly regret and want to change it? I have a love/hate relationship with the word “acceptance.” As a stubborn addict, I am not… Read More

Marking Recovery Month 2020 at The Meadows

For more than three decades, we’ve been celebrating Recovery Month, an important national observance introduced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All these years later, the goal is the same: increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders while… Read More

How Recovery Can Protect Against COVID-19 in Men

Although many countries, including the United States, do not separate data by sex, it is now clear that more men than women die from COVID-19, even after adjusting for increasing age. In China, men and women were equally likely to contract COVID-19, but men experienced a 4.7% case fatality… Read More

Meadows Behavioral Health’s Fuel Well Program

Fuel Well to Feel Well Studies show links between mental health and diet, or how food affects the way that we heal. Our groundbreaking Fuel Well© program was created in coordination with nutritional expert and Meadows Senior Fellow Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN to bring our menus and food… Read More

How Health Literate Are You?

By Wesley Gallagher Taking care of your health used to be easy. You got sick, you called your doctor. You went to the doctor, they told you what to do. You did it, or maybe you didn’t. Rinse, repeat. Nowadays, it goes more like this. You get sick, you go… Read More

September is National Recovery Month

Every September for the past 30 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has sponsored Recovery Month. This important national observance is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrating the people who get up each morning and bravely continue the journey of recovery. Read More