The Meadows was featured on BlogTalkRadio with host Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, PCC, on Monday, July 30, 2012. Jenna Pastore, Business Development Liaison with The Meadows, was interviewed on the topic of "Is Inpatient Treatment Right for Me" which covered a discussion of inpatient treatment program, workshops, Senior Fellows, and resources offered by The Meadows.
According to Juergensen Sheets, inpatient treatment is necessary when the trauma is so great that it cannot be dealt with on an outpatient basis. Removing the person from their environment and placing them in a safe, nurturing environment can make a difference in really healing and becoming whole again.
"What I admire so much about The Meadows is it is really an opportunity for people to learn about themselves, get strong and recover, and celebrate that recovery," Juergensen Sheets said. "They can then continue all the modalities that they used at The Meadows outside in their real world to the best of their ability."
Pastore explained that if a person has been through an addiction program and they are doing the work, but still feeling pain and living in a vulnerable state, they do not have to live that way.
"Trauma does hijack our authentic self. It does impact our ability to be functional," said Pastore. "If you haven't done the core trauma work, it's important for lasting recovery. Until you address those early childhood wounds, lasting recovery is impossible because you can only stand that pain and vulnerability for so long before that addictive cycle creeps back and you're back where you started."
To listen to the interview, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sexhelpwithcarolthecoach/2012/07/31/strengthhoperecovery-with-carol-the-coach.
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 Nat (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.