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Monday, 11 July 2011 20:00

John Bradshaw: On the importance of Aftercare Treatment Centers

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The Meadows is pleased to present an 11-part interview with John Bradshaw, world-famous educator, counselor, motivational speaker, author, and a leading figure in the fields of addiction and recovery.

In the fourth video of his series, Mr. Bradshaw explores the role that after-care facilities play in the recovery process. He considers facilities such as Mellody House, Dakota House, and The Meadows Texas to be critical parts of the continuum of care.

He adds that, when he operated his own facility, one of his biggest challenges was finding appropriate extended-care settings for his clients.

"We developed satellites around the country, but it still wasn't as good as having a Dakota House right there with the treatment center," he says, stressing that after-care is a critical part of the therapeutic process for many clients.

"In four or five weeks of primary care, people have done a lot, but sometimes they need to do more to heal the trauma."

Mr. Bradshaw has been closely associated with The Meadows for more than 10 years, giving insights to staff and patients, speaking at alumni retreats, lecturing to mental health professionals at workshops and seminars, and helping to shape its cutting-edge treatment programs. He is the author of several New York Times best-selling books, including Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, Creating Love, and Healing the Shame That Binds You.

In other videos in this series, Mr. Bradshaw discusses such topics as Survivor Week, the relationship between shame and depression, and the importance of inner-child deep feeling work. To view all the videos in this informative series, visit www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg.

For more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for addictions and trauma, see www.themeadows.org or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949.

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