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Extinguishing Your Vaping Addiction

The teen years are notoriously tough years. They are filled with pressure from every direction. The awkwardness of your constantly changing body is compounded with stress from school, peers, homelife, extracurriculars, and more. Today’s teens also have the added challenges technology has introduced such as comparison culture and loneliness. With all of these stressors, it can be easy to welcome anything that may help to diminish the anxiety, even if only for a moment, which is where vaping comes in. Read More

Hyper- and Hypoarousal and Trauma

Fight, flight, or freeze. You’ve probably heard this phrase before, most likely referring to what humans do if we run into a bear or encounter an intruder in our home. You might even know, based on experience, which one you’re most likely to do in a stressful situation. Read More

Life Beyond Depression

Facing severe anxiety and depression can feel a lot like being stuck in quicksand. Every moment is a struggle, and the harder you fight, the deeper you sink. When Amy first came to The Meadows, she felt as though she’d reached the lowest point in her life. But, with help… Read More

Fifty Shades Sparks Conversation

Marie Woods, LMFT, CSAT Primary Counselor, Gentle Path at The Meadows The recent movie premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey has caused quite the media stir, and I think we can all agree that it’s got a lot of people talking. In many ways, it has provided a valuable opportunity… Read More

Special Report on Heroin has The Meadows Ties

“Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona” will simultaneously air on January 13 at 6:30 p.m. on every broadcast TV station and most radio outlets across Arizona. The 30-minute commercial-free investigative report was produced by Arizona State University student journalists and focuses on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use. Read More

A Gluten-Free Donut is Still a Donut

After polishing off way more Italian food than anticipated, I told my friend I felt really full. She immediately chimed in, “You need to eliminate gluten from your diet.” I processed what she said, but I still believed that five garlic knots drenched in oil and a mountain of spaghetti… Read More

Prominent Professionals Gather at Conference Co-Sponsored by The Meadows

Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer researcher whose work helped establish the concept of compulsive sexual behavior as an addiction, presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned lecturer and bestselling author John Bradshaw at the second annual International Sex & Love Addiction Conference. The three-day conference focused on the changing… Read More

A Therapist’s View of Treatment at Gentle Path at The Meadows

By Heidi Kinsella, MA, LMHCA, NCC, ASATFamily Counselor, Gentle Path at The Meadows When I came to work as a therapist at Gentle Path at The Meadows, I quickly discovered that this treatment center was special and provided patients with a different kind of experience than anything I had previously… Read More

Dr. Shelley Uram To Lecture On “Depression”

The Meadows pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge care from some of the nation’s leading industry experts. Each Senior Fellow is involved in worldwide practice and research in their area of expertise – lecturing patients on clinical works, publishing works in numerous professional publications, and providing their teachings and expertise… Read More