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Why Length of Stay Matters

By Anna McKenzie Does it really matter how long you stay at an addiction treatment facility? When you’re thinking about going to an alcohol or drug rehab program, you may wonder about how long it will take to start healing. You may also be concerned about the length of… Read More

To Thine Own Self Be True

By Dr. Shelley Uram Authentic Self What is it? Where does it come from? Why don’t most of us know about it? Most of us are well acquainted with aspects of our personality, like being a nice person, an addict, a good employee, the therapist, the hero, the traumatized person,… Read More

Living The Meadows Model

My mother was a kind and gentle woman. Our house was often filled with the smells of home cooking and baking. Homemade bread and cookies, stews, chili, spaghetti sauce and more. We had a vegetable garden and I remember making tea out of mint leaves sweetened with sugar. It seemed… Read More

What Do I Do With My Child?

College can be an exciting time for many young adults; it is where they experience many firsts, including a new lifestyle, friends, roommates, exposure to new cultures and a wide-variety of principles and thinking. Unfortunately, when many students are unable to handle these firsts, they’re more likely to struggle. Insecure and unable to manage the new environment or adjustments they can become susceptible to depression and anxiety. Read More

Becoming Fearless with the Help of Al-Anon

By: the Mother of a Past Claudia Black Young Adult Center Patient As my daughter does her recovery work from drug and alcohol addiction and anxiety, I too work my recovery through Al-Anon. I won’t go into details of how my daughter and I both came to this point because… Read More

Controlled Breathing Calms Your Brain

The way you breathe — whether fast or slow, shallow or deep — is intricately tied to your body as a whole, sending messages that affect your mood, stress levels, and even your immune system.  Read More

Start Your Comeback

In one way or another, to the outside world, you are a picture of success. So chances are, you have several things in your life to be grateful for. Maybe you are a leader at your company or in your industry. Maybe you have a great spouse and great kids… Read More

Fueling with Fat: The Nutritional Remedy You’ve Been Seeking

The year was 1992. I was downing bagels at most meals and noshing on licorice-like it was going out of style. Nuts, butter, and oils were all evil, and I was sure that eating these high-fat items would, of course, make me fat. It turns out I was all wrong on this assumption. Consequently, I was not alone in my thinking. For too many years, fat has been vilified as the bad guy amongst the macronutrients. In fact, it turns out that all along, it was my bagel and licorice that was causing my weight to grow and my health to plummet.  Read More

A Kick in the Gut: How You Can Jumpstart Your Gut Health for a Longer, Happier Life

When you think about your overall health, which parts of your body do you think are the most important? You probably envision your heart, your brain, and maybe even your kidneys or liver. Do you ever think about your gut? Gut health has taken center stage in the world of food, health, and wellness in the past few years, and for good reason. That’s because researchers have found that our gut health plays a huge role in our overall health.  Read More