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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:55

Florida Alumni Event, Sunday February 27, 2011

Recovery Enhanced -
The Journey Continued
The Meadows supports Florida alumni and welcomes all who have experienced The Meadows. This includes inpatient and extended-care clients, as well as attendees of weeklong workshops and family week.

Please join us each month to share with like-minded individuals your support, experiences, and recovery. Take the opportunity to rekindle the tools that you learned at The Meadows.

This is your meeting.

Join us for the first gathering!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
3 to 5 p.m.

LOCATION:
2803 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
MAP

CONTACT:
Cookie Anderson
The Meadows
Florida Community Relations Representative
Direct 877-472-6760
Cell 954-397-9011
Facility 800-MEADOWS (800-632-3697)
1655 N. Tegner St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
manderson@themeadows.com

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The Meadows is a sponsor of the 2013 Austin Addiction Symposium on September 20, 2013, in Austin, Texas at the Commons Learning Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The theme of the symposium is "Transferring Addictions: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addictions."

Speakers include keynote speaker H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Mark Gold, MD, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Distinguished Professor, Dizney Eminent Scholar; Anand Mehendale, MD, Director, Phoenix Neurobiology Research Unit, Phoenix Medical Associates; Chief Medical Officer, The Ranch at Clear Springs; Executive Medical Director, Phoenix Monitoring System, LP, Kerrville, Texas; and Abi Williams, PhD, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT, Director of Clinical Services, The Arbor, Georgetown, Texas.

As a sponsor of the symposium, Betty Ewing Dicken, Business Development Liaison for The Meadows, will be in attendance.

For more information and to register for the event, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e78sqohf6af058eb&llr=6vsutmmab.

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 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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The Meadows will sponsor a preview of the new film about sex addiction, "Thanks for Sharing," at the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) National Conference on September 18 - 21, 2013 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel. The theme of the convention is "Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality: Diversity of Thought" which will examine sex addition and how to move from addiction into healthy sexuality.

The Meadows Senior Fellow, Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT, CST-S, and the 2012 Carnes Award Recipient, will present the Carnes Lecture "From Behaviorism to Biology: A historical look at where we've been and where we're going" on Friday, September 20.

"We are pleased to preview the new film "Thanks for Sharing" at this year's SASH Conference," said Sean Walsh, Executive Director for The Meadows."Leading sex addiction experts, including The Meadows' Senior Fellow, Alexandra Katehakis, will be presenting training, along with strategies, treatment modalities, and research in the fields of sexual health."

Several goals and objectives of the conference include using effective techniques to identify persons for increased risk for problems with sexual health and developing educational approaches and preventive interventions that improve the sexual health of all persons.

SASH is a nonprofit multidisciplinary organization dedicated to scholarship, training, and resources for promoting sexual health and overcoming problematic sexual behaviors. For more information about SASH and the conference, visit. www.sash.net.

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Sunday, 08 September 2013 20:00

What Does Your Recovery Voice Look Like?

The Meadows Alumni Association invites you to join in celebrating National Recovery Month in September by participating in our weekly events. This month is definitely about having fun but also to raise awareness about addiction and mental health. Our recovery voices create a pathway for those who are still silent.

Click here for full schedule of events

WEEK TWO

What Does Your Recovery Voice Look Like?

What does your recovery voice look like? Do you have an image that captures your recovery voice? Is it the ocean, forests, or a winding road? Is it a spiritual symbol or a hobby you enjoy?

Illustrating Recovery

Send us your pictures! You can draw, design, or share photos that capture your recovery voice. I will display your work for the campus event.

We will begin displaying your submissions on Wednesday September 11th in the Dining Hall and continue all month long!

Most Important Action: Email Morgan Day at alumni@themeadows.com or Submit your post to the Meadows blog.

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The Meadows is sponsoring a free lecture in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, February 14 presented by Katherine Aguirre, MA, LPC, on the topic of "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: The Cycles of Love Addiction and Love Avoidance. It will be held at the Riverbend Church, The Quad, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway from 7:00 to 8:30pm. To register this event, please visit http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1029257.  

Aguirre is a licensed professional counselor and a Pia Mellody trained therapist with more than seven years of counseling experience. She has been greatly influenced by Mellody, one of the preeminent authorities in the fields of addiction and relationships, and a Senior Fellow and senior clinical advisor for The Meadows Wickenburg. Aguirre has counseled clients at Safeplace, the American Cancer Society, The Meadows, and Spirit Lodge where she treated chemical addictions, process addictions, codependence, and trauma, in addition to family of origin work. She is now in private practice in Austin, Texas.

The Meadows sponsors free lectures in various cities throughout the country. Speakers include local therapists familiar with The Meadows’ model. Lectures are free and open to the public.  Attendees can earn 1.5 Continuing Education Credits. For more information about this free event, contact Betty Ewing Dicken at 972.612.7443 or bdicken@themeadows.com.

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.

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