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In 1999, the leading cause of death was car accidents. Nearly twice as many people died in a car accident as died from a fatal drug overdose. By 2014, those numbers were reversed. There were almost 40 percent more deaths from drug overdoses than from car crashes. Most of today’s overdoses stem from prescription opioids and heroin, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 15:35

Regenerous! Workshop with Dr. Terry Eagan

Dr. Terry Eagan, a psychiatrist and Senior Fellow at The Meadows, is often asked by his clients and colleagues, “How can I positively impact this world when there are so many difficulties everywhere I turn – so much ill will and destruction, so much tragedy, so many people suffering seemingly insurmountable odds?”

By Nancy Greenlee, MAPC, LCPC

“I am hurt and I’m devastated. Being married to my husband is like doing yoga on one leg,” said a recent workshop participant. “I’m trying to hold things together, but I keep crashing down.”

Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:06

How to (Finally) Find Love in the New Year

By Tracy Harder, MSC, LAC, Workshop Therapist and Andrea Sauceda

Do you find yourself ending up in one painful, damaging, and disastrous relationship after another? Do you feel like a failure because you haven’t yet found true love?


Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:00

Ho, Ho, NO: Finding Real Joy This Christmas

By Laura Parrot Perry

Note: The following post originally appeared on the blog In Others’ Words. The author, Laura Parrott Perry, is a mother, an art teacher, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and an advocate for fellow survivors. It is reposted here with her permission.

By: Kelli Wagner, Behavioral Health Technician, The Meadows

Christmas carols, the spirit of giving, joy and laughter; this is what the holidays are all about...right?

We are excited to announce a new update to the 2017 Alumni Retreat Schedule – The Recovery Improv Workshop with The Tonight Show regular Dion Flynn!

Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

Practicing the Pause

By Aleah Johnson, The Meadows Alumni Coordinator

Have you ever jumped to conclusions, made brash decisions, dove into problem-mode solving mode instead of actively listening, or spoken too soon? I am guilty of all!

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

The Heart of a Healer

The following is a transcript of the speech read on behalf of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare CEO Sean Walsh at the 2016 Gratitude for Giving Breakfast Awards Ceremony. Sean was recognized with the Compassion Award.

Several recent psychological studies indicate that power has a way of revealing a person’s true nature. The more power a person gets, the more they feel free to be their authentic selves and act in accordance to their goals and values.

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