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In recognition of September as National Recovery Month, The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, is offering a limited discounted inpatient treatment through September 30, 2012.

The all-inclusive price for the five-week treatment program is $36,000 for the first 15 people who admit to The Meadows Wickenburg during September. The treatment process needs to be initiated on or after September 1, 2012 and patients are required to be admitted by September 30, 2012.

“We are pleased to recognize National Recovery Month with this exceptional offer,” said Jim Dredge, the CEO of The Meadows. “Recovery is our number one priority at The Meadows.”

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, codependency, depression, bipolar disorders, sexual compulsivity, love addiction, love avoidance, eating disorders, work addiction, and gambling addiction.

The Meadows supports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), in their effort to celebrate the effectiveness of treatment and recovery services through National Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the critical message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover. For more information about National Recovery Month, visit the SAMHSA at http://www.recoverymonth.gov/.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about how The Meadows can help you or your loved one take advantage of this limited-time inpatient discount offer, 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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Effective July 1, 2012, The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, adopted an all-inclusive pricing model that will allow the patient to know the costs at the onset of inpatient treatment. This change responds to The Meadows desire to help patients' focus on their treatment program rather than the treatment cost. The Meadows is among the few behavioral health facilities that offer all-inclusive pricing.

There are variable costs that will not be included in the new pricing structure, such as

  • Exotic medications for HIV, diabetes, arthritis, and other conditions
  • Pharmacy co-pays
  • Services rendered by off-site providers and services

"Our patients' recovery is our number one priority. We want patients to be able to focus on their treatment without any distractions," said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO.

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, codependency, depression, bipolar disorders, sexual compulsivity, love addiction, love avoidance, eating disorders, work addiction, and gambling addiction.

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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Thursday, 09 August 2012 20:00

Transcending the Warrior's Silence

Several weeks ago, one of the members of my weekly Vietnam Veterans group announced that after decades of silence he initiated a discussion with his adult children about his experiences as a combat veteran. He stated that now that he better understood his PTSD, he owed it to his children to explain his emotional absence, workaholic lifestyle and his surges of anxiety and anger. His announcement had surprising power; it unleashed a strong desire for others in the group to do the same. Many had not really connected with their children for decades; some were estranged and had not spoken with them for twenty-plus years. Several members who I also work with individually were inspired and overwhelmed with how to go about speaking the unspeakable - what it's like to go to war.

With almost inspirational serendipity, a broadcast took place soon after that can assist veterans with this most challenging and powerful conversation. Bill Moyers' interview with Karl Marlantes is extremely compelling, integrative and ambitious in scope. (http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-what-its-like-to-go-to-war/)  While Marlantes has earned recognition for his first novel, Matterhorn (considered by many to be the most eloquent description of what it was like to serve as a Marine in Vietnam) - Marlantes' second book, which is the focus of the interview, goes several steps further.

Moyers asked some provocative questions, such as, "If you have killed for the rest of us, will you ever feel like one of us again?" Marlantes responded with absolute clarity and amazing honesty; he paused on one occasion and gave painful personal examples. He spoke about the transformation a soldier needs to make in order to kill others as well as how challenging the reverse road back to home life is. He speaks to his peers as well as to younger veterans. He did not hesitate to speak about mutilation, dehumanization, releasing the instincts and power of killing, the immediacy of rage, as well as the profound sadness he carries. His incredible disclosures give veterans and non-veterans an insight into the burden of being a warrior. He speaks about the spiritual shifts and he does not flinch with questions about evil.

Moyers manages to bring out a more complex and vulnerable Marlantes whose honesty is truly remarkable. Marlantes sets a high standard and provides a role model for those struggling to put words to things that have been unspeakable for too many generations. I encourage readers to watch this interview when you are feeling strong and supported, perhaps with another veteran or a trusted loved one. Whereas the interview has the power to flood you with feelings, it is also an amazing summary of one man's intense journey to break the silence. Marlantes is a highly decorated combat Marine but I think his interview and writings reflect an even higher caliber of heroism.

Jerry Boriskin, Ph.D, a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, has been at the forefront of the treatment of PTSD, addiction, and co-occurring disorders for more than 30 years. 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. For more information about Dr. Boriskin, please visit his website at http://www.jerryboriskin.com/.

For more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for PTSD and other disorders, see http://www.themeadows.com or call The Meadows at 800-244-4949.

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The Meadows was featured on BlogTalkRadio with host Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, PCC, on Monday, July 30, 2012. Jenna Pastore, Business Development Liaison with The Meadows, was interviewed on the topic of "Is Inpatient Treatment Right for Me" which covered a discussion of inpatient treatment program, workshops, Senior Fellows, and resources offered by The Meadows.

According to Juergensen Sheets, inpatient treatment is necessary when the trauma is so great that it cannot be dealt with on an outpatient basis. Removing the person from their environment and placing them in a safe, nurturing environment can make a difference in really healing and becoming whole again.

"What I admire so much about The Meadows is it is really an opportunity for people to learn about themselves, get strong and recover, and celebrate that recovery," Juergensen Sheets said. "They can then continue all the modalities that they used at The Meadows outside in their real world to the best of their ability."

Pastore explained that if a person has been through an addiction program and they are doing the work, but still feeling pain and living in a vulnerable state, they do not have to live that way.

"Trauma does hijack our authentic self. It does impact our ability to be functional," said Pastore. "If you haven't done the core trauma work, it's important for lasting recovery. Until you address those early childhood wounds, lasting recovery is impossible because you can only stand that pain and vulnerability for so long before that addictive cycle creeps back and you're back where you started."

To listen to the interview, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sexhelpwithcarolthecoach/2012/07/31/strengthhoperecovery-with-carol-the-coach.

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 Nat (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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Effective July 1, 2012, The Meadows adopted an all-inclusive pricing model. As The Meadows launches the new fee structure, a special promotion will be offered to patients that admit to The Meadows five-week inpatient program for the time period July 1 - August 15, 2012.

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, codependency, depression, bipolar disorders, sexual compulsivity, love addiction, love avoidance, eating disorders, work addiction, and gambling addiction.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about how The Meadows can help you or your loved one or to take advantage of this limited-time inpatient discount offer, 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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