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Safe and Sound Protocol Study

By Alanna Hilbink When we first begin our recovery journey, we may not be ready to make the most of treatment from day one. Wanting to feel better doesn’t necessarily mean we are in the right place to be able to do so. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get… Read More

Why Specialized Treatment Programs

Specialized addiction treatment programs can make all the difference when it comes to your long-term health and wellness. When looking for the right treatment facility, “becoming alcohol- or drug-free is only a beginning,” says the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to their standards, a quality treatment program is one that maximizes physical health, independently treats psychiatric disorders, improves psychological function while also addressing relationship and family issues. Your treatment program should see you as a complete and complex person with unique needs and offer you resources and tools for whole-life healing. Specialized treatment can do just this. Read More

Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

If you’re struggling with addiction and taking the proactive measures needed to prioritize your treatment, you are making an important and significant move forward with your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Admitting you need help is a giant leap in the right direction. Read More

What the MISSION Act Means for Veterans

While the VA offers a wide range of healthcare options to veterans, there are still situations where they may be unable to provide what you need in a timely or convenient manner. Fortunately, the 2018 VA MISSION Act was implemented to ensure that veterans get the healthcare they need from outside providers if VA facilities are not able to supply it. Read More

Why Shouldn’t I Work During Treatment?

We get it. Stepping back from your life — from family, friends, and work — for any amount of time can seem overwhelming, impossible, or just something you’d prefer not to do. Yet most treatment programs ask you to do just this. So there must be a reason for it, right? By taking a look at some of the most common concerns and questions people have, we can see why taking off work for residential treatment is so important. Read More

Breaking Down the Model: Part II – Core Issues

By: Joyce Willis, MC, LPC In Part I of “Breaking Down the Model, the “Nature of the Child” column was discussed. We discussed the history of Pia Mellody’s Model of Developmental Immaturity and how it is incorporated into the Meadows Model and treatment at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare programs. We… Read More

EMDR & Brain Health

What is EMDR? EMDR stands for “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.” It’s an effective, low-impact form of therapy used for the treatment of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and other mental health conditions. Read More

Teen Treatment’s Troubled History

Teen treatment has been in the news recently, and not for good reasons. Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Jenny Pentland, and Paris Jackson are among those who have come forward with stories from their time in treatment facilities and reform schools that were supposed to help troubled teens. They're stories not of hope and healing, but of trauma and abuse. Read More

The Mental Health Benefits of Equine Therapy

By Melissa Riddle Chalos Talk to anyone who grew up around horses or those who own, ride, or interact with horses in any way on a regular basis, and they all agree: There’s something therapeutic about being with horses. In fact, the therapeutic nature of… Read More

Neurofeedback: Tapping Into Our Brain’s Power

By Anna McKenzie Do you get stressed out easily? Sometimes this stress is due to chronic psychological conditions: Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety have become much more prevalent in America. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in the United… Read More