The Meadows is a gold sponsor of the 25th Annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders to be held at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts from September 6-9, 2012. This symposium is one of the oldest and largest meetings dedicated to continuing education and networking in the field of addictions.
Dr. Shelley Uram, a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, will be presenting a session on trauma and addiction on Sunday, September 9 from 8:30 to 10:00am. Trauma can be described as an event or events that have taken place in a person's life and have caused a lasting negative or unpleasant reaction in their mind, body or spirit. Unresolved trauma manifests itself in a number of self-destructive ways that include self-harm, eating or restricting to abate negative feelings, gambling, workaholism and internet addiction. These behaviors become a way to deal with the pain of the underlying trauma. Dr. Uram will share her expertise on trauma and how the brain can ultimately derail the directions in our lives that are important to us.
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.