The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., announced the addition of a new young adult program, DAWN at The Meadows. DAWN will open at The Meadows’ campus fall 2013 exclusively for young men and women ages 18 to 26.
DAWN at The Meadows is a 45-day, three-phase program specifically created to respect and honor the patient’s maturation in a way not possible in a program model designed for teens. Phase I, the Rise Phase, introduces The Meadows Developmental Model of Immaturity and orients the patient to the program and community as they begin to understand the concept of self-regulation. Phase II, the Grow Phase, incorporates The Meadows Model and self-awareness to gain an understanding of the patient’s trauma and addiction and begin regulation within the brain chemistry and limbic system. In addition, patients attend The Meadows’ signature workshop, Survivors, which explores early childhood trauma and uncovers the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors. Phase III is the Develop Phase in which the family joins their loved one for Family Week where family systems and relapse prevention are explored.
Patient families are invited to participate in Family Class, a weekly educational electronic webinar session that occurs prior to Family Week attendance. This class prepares family members with the foundational information needed before they arrive for Family Week. The goal of Family Week is for the family to leave with a family contract prepared by each family member for their own ongoing care, along with recommendations and commitments for ongoing aftercare. In addition, families will receive a follow-up session with the primary care counselor.
DAWN at The Meadows will be community-based and experientially focused, according to Nancy Bailey, PhD., Clinical Director for The Meadows. “Patients will be welcomed to a very community focused environment by their peers and staff. Many team-oriented rituals are built into the programming which include the patient and family systems” said Bailey. “While The Meadows Model and the 12-Steps are part of each phase of the DAWN program, experiential modalities such as equine therapy, challenge course, art, trauma informed psychodrama, trauma informed yoga, tai chi, mindfulness meditation, life skills, and music are critical to the program.”
The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about DAWN at The Meadows and 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 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.