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Here at The Meadows, we know our Director of Outpatient Services, Jim Corrington, to be the kind of guy who goes above and beyond as a therapist and sponsor for those in recovery. So, we were exceptionally proud to see him recognized for these same qualities at the Sierra Tucson “Gratitude for Giving” celebration.

Jim received the Gratitude Recognition, which honors a medical or clinical professional for lifetime achievement.

Jim has served the recovery community for more than 30 years. “I have never seen someone so passionate and driven to help people recover from their addictions, “says Sean Walsh, CEO of The Meadows. “He is constantly advocating and fighting to get patients plugged into the recovery community and goes above and beyond to make sure patients and their families get the support that they need.”

Congratulations, Jim, on your well-earned recognition. We’re glad to have you as part of our team!

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

The Holidays Can Be the Right Time to Get Help

By Lauren Timmermans, LAC, MBA, CSAT
Primary Therapist, Gentle Path at the Meadows

The holidays can be an exceptionally challenging time for people who are struggling with sex addiction, chemical addiction, or other mental health issues.

Addictions frequently intensify over the holiday season. Family conflicts are bound to surface, stress levels can—and usually do—increase, loneliness becomes more apparent, and depression pops up more than you might anticipate. In addition…

  • Family obligations tend to increase over the holidays and, in turn, increase stress levels.
  • People with addictions can sometimes come from families with a history of similar issues, so the holidays can shine a light on those struggles and imperfections.
  • Individuals may believe they need to “white knuckle” through the holidays in to avoid disappointing friends or family members.

Oftentimes, even in the face of a clear chemical or process addiction and increasingly troublesome consequences, many individuals fight getting help during the holiday season. But, this time of year can actually be the perfect time to seek treatment.

Don’t Wait

Addicts often make statements such as, “If I can just get throughout the holidays I will get help in January.” Others may tell themselves they cannot hurt their family by being away during the festive months. They may believe that their partners, children, and family of origin would never understand, nor forgive them.

But, in reality, the festivities associated with the holiday season may make it especially difficult to keep from spiraling out of control in active addiction. The temptations are abundant and the chances that you could end up making yourself and loved ones miserable by trying to “white knuckle” for another month or two is great.

Worse, as sex addiction, chemical addictions, or mental health problems intensify, you put yourself at risk for accidents, legal issues, and other consequences that could be circumvented by getting support as soon as you or a loved one recognizes and acknowledges problematic behaviors. So, for some, addiction rehab may be the safest place to be during the holidays.

It can also be the ideal time of the year to get the help you need for logistical reasons. Many individuals can plan time away from work or other obligations during the holiday season with more ease. And, if you or your family has experienced the pain of your addiction during the holidays in previous years, the dedication to sobriety during this time of year can show your commitment to recovery.

Give Yourself and Your Loved Ones The Gift of Sobriety

Going to treatment can be a hard decision to make, especially during the holidays. However, going to rehab can be the right start to a happy, healthy, and peaceful life. Missing one or two celebrations may just be the key to making sure you are present for the next 30 holiday seasons. Focusing on the road to sobriety is the best present you can give anyone that cares about you. You will be safe, supported by a clinical and medical team, and well on your way to recovery by the New Year.

Call The Meadows Intake Team today to learn more and find out if one of The Meadows Behavioral Healthcare programs—The Meadows, The Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Gentle Path, Remuda Ranch or The Meadows Outpatient Center—might be right for you. Call Today 1-800-244-4949 of fill out the form on our website.

Published in Treatment & Recovery
Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

2016 Meadows Alumni Retreat

Join us on the road to a happy destiny at the 2016 Meadows Alumni retreat, where you’ll gather more tools to help you clear away the wreckage of your past and madness into mindfulness as you continue to trudge your way to the top!

The retreat will take place January 15 -17, 2016. Speakers will include Dr. Shelley Uram, Scott Davis, and others. Pia Mellody will offer a Q&A session, and attendees will be able to choose from available yoga, expressive arts, or experiential workshop sessions. Musician Michael Shapiro will provide evening entertainment. Visit the 2016 Alumni Retreat webpage to see the full agenda.

Discounted early bird registration ends December 4, 2015, with full-price registration offered through January 14.

Published in News & Announcements
Thursday, 12 November 2015 00:00

Career Opportunities

Do you like the idea of working for a company that helps change lives? If you have experience in business development, sales, or behavioral healthcare, along with great time management and organizational skills, great people skills, and the ability to contribute to a dynamic and driven team, we may have the perfect opportunity for you.

Career Opportunities with The Meadows and Remuda Ranch

We are searching for two full-time Business Development Liaisons to be stationed in Phoenix, Arizona. Business Development Liaisons talk with therapists and other behavioral health professionals in their assigned territories to keep them informed of the resources and treatment programs that The Meadows and Remuda Ranch at The Meadows can offer to their patients. They also host professional development and networking events, and attend conferences and trade shows. A successful liaison will demonstrate the ability to identify the needs of professionals in their territory and address those needs effectively.

If you’re interested, apply online through our Talent Network. Please include a cover letter and tell us where you first learned about this job opportunity.

More about The Meadows

On a 14-acre campus in the serene Sonoran Desert, The Meadows employs traditional group therapies combined with alternative physical and emotional therapies. We also provide patients with a depth of treatment that taps into the underlying root issues behind self-destructive behaviors like low self-esteem, codependency, immaturity and childhood trauma. Whether you're entering treatment for the first time or find yourself in relapse, The Meadows Model is unparalleled in producing successful outcomes for recovery and a proven model for treating trauma and addiction. Learn more on The Meadows website.

More about Remuda Ranch at The Meadows

For more than 25 years, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows has offered an unparalleled depth of care through its unique, comprehensive, and individualized program for treating eating disorders and co-occurring conditions affecting adolescent girls and women. Set in the healing landscape of Wickenburg, Arizona, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows allows for seamless transitions between its structured multi-phase treatment. A world-class clinical team of industry experts examines core issues through a host of proven modalities. Providing individuals with tools to re-engage in a healthy relationship with food – and with themselves – disempowers eating disorders and empowers individuals with a renewed enthusiasm for life. To learn more, visit Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’ website.

Published in News & Announcements

We are pleased to announce that Kyle Wescoat has joined our team as Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Rick Flaherty, who is retiring.

Kyle comes to The Meadows with more than 25 years of CFO experience in a variety of well-regarded public and private companies including Emulex, VIZIO and Vans. He also has previous experience in the field of behavioral health as the former Executive Vice President and CFO of Aspen Education Group. He received his undergraduate degree from Drexel University and MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan.

“Kyle has proven himself to be a tremendous CFO and organizational leader in a variety of settings. He brings with him a remarkable set of skills and experiences that I believe will benefit The Meadows as we continue to grow and evolve in the rapidly changing behavioral health environment” says Meadows Behavioral Health CEO Jim Dredge. “I look forward to working with Kyle as we explore and execute on new ways of providing high quality services to our patients while remaining sensitive to the increasing demands for thoughtful, efficient delivery and outcomes.”

Kyle is also active in his community. He has maintained a long time involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, California, and Hoag Hospital Presbyterian. He serves as Chairman of Hoag Irvine’s Executive Advisory Board, and on the President’s Advisory Council at Drexel University.

“I want to thank Jim and the board for giving me this opportunity to join The Meadows at this exciting time in its history,” Kyle says. “For more than 25 years, The Meadows and Remuda Ranch have been synonymous with the highest level of patient care and innovation. It is our goal to continue to lead the industry in not only the services provided, but how they are provided, as well.”

Dredge added, “I want to thank Rick Flaherty for his hard work and contribution to Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. I wish him the very best.”

Published in News & Announcements

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