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Sunday, 04 November 2012 19:00

The Meadows Sponsors Free Lecture in Scottsdale, AZ on November 13

Addiction Treatment Addiction Treatment

The Meadows is sponsoring a free lecture in Scottsdale, AZ on Tuesday, November 13 given by Dr. Karen Zazzera, DBH, LPC, BRI-II, on the topic of "How Do You Help Someone Who Doesn't Want Help: Demystifying the Disease of Addiction." It will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center from 7:00 to 8:30pm. It is open to the public and no registration is required.

Dr. Zazzera is the founder of Scottsdale Intervention and Counseling. She has worked as a professional in the addiction treatment industry since 1995 in residential, inpatient, outpatient, and private practice environments. She holds a Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and an internationally Board Registered Interventionist. In addition, Dr. Zazzera has been trained and certified as a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor.

"Getting addicted people to accept treatment is often the most challenging step to delivering addiction treatment," said Dr. Zazzera. "Intervention is an option that, when done properly, can motivate an addicted person to accept treatment. But, many families are afraid to intervene because they fear further isolating themselves from the addicted person by employing a method that seems forceful and aggressive."

This lecture will:

  1. Demystify the disease of addiction by taking a candid look at how addiction ravages a person and affects everyone in America.
  2. Take a deep look into the history and process of intervention, and identify the flaws in an aggressive and ultimatum-driven approach.
  3. Teach a non-forceful and non-aggressive method for helping someone who does not want help.

The Meadows sponsors free lectures in various cities throughout the country. Speakers include local therapists familiar with The Meadows' model. Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sharon Pollei at 928.684.6807 or spollei@themeadows.com.

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.

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