The Meadows will host Recovery Comedy with Kurtis Matthews on December 31 at The Meadows to entertain patients and staff. This event is not open to the public. Using his struggles with infidelity, alcohol and drugs to enrich his material, Matthews makes audiences laugh while inspiring them to be better people.
In 1984, Matthews began his stand-up career at the Improv in Hollywood. That same year, he also embarked upon his own journey in recovery from alcoholism after an automobile accident that resulted in his second DUI and jail time. Touring alongside such renowned comedy veterans as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, Matthews learned the joys of making people laugh, as well as the challenges of staying sober while doing so.
"We know being in treatment during the holidays can be difficult and the holidays overall can often be a challenge to those in recovery," said Sean Walsh, The Meadows Executive Director. "At The Meadows we not only want to assist our patients and family members to ensure this will be the first of many healing and healthy holiday seasons, but also to remember the power of laughter and learning to incorporate fun into recovery."
The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows' work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.
For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.