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The Meadows is proud to be a platinum patron of this year’s Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD). The conference takes place Sept. 10 – 13, 2013 in Hyannis, Mass.

As a patron, The Meadows will be sponsoring the welcome reception on Thursday, September 10. Additionally, Sean Walsh, The Meadows Chief Executive Office, will be doing the honor of introducing opening keynote speaker, Dan Griffin, who recently joined The Meadows team as a Senior Fellow. Mr. Griffin is an internationally recognized author, thought leader and expert on relationships, trauma, addiction and masculinity.

This four-day event is dedicated to continuing education and networking in the field of addictions, and draws hundreds of regional, national, and international participants, lecturers and faculty. CCSAD combines workshops and seminars on timely industry topics with an unmatched showcase of the industry’s products and services.

Staff from The Meadows will be available at Booth 18 in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference to answer questions about their family of behavioral health programs, which includes Gentle Path at The Meadows, The Claudia Black Center for Young Adults, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows and The Meadows Outpatient Center.

On Friday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., and again on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m., visitors to the booth can meet Dan Griffin. They can also enter to win a sign copy of his latest book, A Man’s Way Through Relationships.

The Meadows will also give booth visitors a chance to attend a free Survivors Workshop – their signature, life-changing workshop that delves into childhood issues and their impact on a person’s daily life.

For more information about the Cape Code Symposium on Addictive Disorders go to www.ccsad.com.

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Monday, 17 October 2011 20:00

Jerry Boriskin: PTSD and addiction

The Meadows, one of America's premier facilities for the treatment of addiction and trauma, is pleased to present a 10-part video series featuring Dr. Jerry Boriskin discussing post-traumatic stress disorder and complex PTSD.

In the seventh video of his 10-part series, Dr. Boriskin, psychologist and senior fellow at The Meadows, talks about the connection between PTSD and addictive disorders.

"PTSD and addiction work as a tag team," he says. "They're very much the same, yet different."

Dr. Boriskin explains that someone can have an addictive disorder without post-traumatic stress disorder - or PTSD without substance abuse issues - but it's very common for the conditions to co-occur. In fact, he estimates that more than 80 percent of the military veterans he treats for PTSD also have a substance-abuse disorder.

"The timing of which comes first is irrelevant," he says. "It's imperative to come to terms with the addiction first, then start working with the PTSD issue." He notes that both disorders are difficult to treat, but both respond to similar interventions.

In other videos in the series, Dr. Boriskin discusses such topics as evidence-based treatment methods for PTSD and long-term treatment for complex PTSD.

Jerry Boriskin, Ph.D, is an author, lecturer, and clinician with expertise in trauma, PTSD, and addictive disorders. He is the author of several books, including PTSD and Addiction: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Counselors and At Wit's End: What Families Need to Know When a Loved One is Diagnosed With Addiction and Mental Illness.

Other videos in The Meadows' series include interviews with prominent figures in the mental health field, including John Bradshaw and Maureen Canning. To view, visit www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg.

To learn more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for PTSD and other disorders, visit www.themeadows.org or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949.

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Maureen Canning, MA, LMFT, Clinical Consultant at The Meadows and Dakota, will be presenting at the 2nd Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders presented by U.S. Journal. Maureen will be speaking on Thursday, June 16 at 4:00-5:30 pm. The title of Maureen's informative presentation is titled Lust, Anger, Love: Treating the Sexually Addicted Client.

The conference will take place at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa in Newport Beach, California from June 16-17, 2011. Come join us at this groundbreaking conference focusing on behavioral health and addictive disorders. Be sure to visit The Meadows booth!

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The Meadows, one of America's leading centers for the treatment of addiction and trauma, presents an ongoing series of videos featuring leading experts in the field of mental health, including Dr. Jerry Boriskin, Maureen Canning, and John Bradshaw, among others.

In the first installment of this series, Dr. Jerry Boriskin, senior fellow at The Meadows, introduces himself and discusses his 30-year career as a licensed psychologist and educator working in the fields of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring addictive disorders. (Co-occurring disorders exist in an individual who has one or more addictive disorders and one or more psychiatric disorders.)

"My passion is teaching about how PTSD and addictions work together," he explains.

Dr. Boriskin is an author, lecturer, and clinician with expertise in treating trauma, PTSD, and addictive disorders. He was an early advocate for the use of extended care and has developed two extended residential treatment programs for co-occurring disorders. He has authored several books, including PTSD and Addiction: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Counselors and At Wit's End: What Families Need to Know When A Loved One is Diagnosed With Addiction and Mental Illness. He currently is working on a book focusing on Complex PTSD, the most complicated type of post-traumatic stress disorder. The working title is Dancing With Demons: Why People With Complicated Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Live in the Past, Dread the Future, and Live in the Moment.

"I think that title captures the essence of a lot of what I'm trying to teach," he says.

To view Dr. Boriskin's video - and other videos in the series - see www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg. For more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for PTSD and other disorders, see www.themeadows.org or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949.

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Feb. 14, 2011
Wickenburg, Arizona

THE MEADOWS NAMES JERRY BORISKIN, PhD AS SENIOR FELLOW

The Meadows is pleased to announce the naming of Jerry Boriskin, PhD, CAS, as Senior Fellow.

Dr. Boriskin is an author, lecturer, and clinician widely known for his ground breaking work in the fields of trauma, PTSD, and addictive disorders. He was a pioneer in extending the continuum of care and developed two extended residential treatment programs for co-occurring disorders. A passionate advocate for integrated treatment, he possessed a vision that predated the ongoing movement toward specialized and integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders, particularly those involving trauma.

In addition to his groundbreaking work with The Meadows, Dr. Boriskin is the author of “PTSD and Addiction: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Counselors.” and co-authored, “At Wit’s End: What Families Need to Know When A Loved One is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness.”

Jim Dredge, CEO of The Meadows, said, "we are fortunate indeed to have Dr. Boriskin as a member of The Meadows' team. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, The Meadows is at the forefront of the treatment of co-occurring disorders and trauma."

The Meadows, with rehab treatment centers in Arizona and Texas, has been a leader in the treatment of addiction, trauma and recovery since 1976.

Contact: Nancy Koplow, Director Of Marketing, The Meadows. nkoplow@themeadows.org  Phone: 800-632-3697

Dr. Boriskin is an author, lecturer, and clinician with expertise in trauma, PTSD, and addictive disorders. He began his career in 1979 when PTSD emerged as a diagnosis. He transitioned to the private sector in the mid-1980s, working with sexual abuse survivors and addicts. He is a licensed psychologist and addiction specialist who recently resumed working with warriors at the V.A. of Northern California. He has authored PTSD and Addiction: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Counselors and co-authored At Wit's End: What Families Need to Know When A Loved One is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness.

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