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Five Ways to Empower Yourself by Journaling - The Meadows

Kellie Oates Putting your thoughts and feelings on paper can accelerate your journey from addiction to recovery. Journaling is a powerful tool that can help you process your emotions, so you can realize a life-altering transformation. Check out these five tips to effective journaling. 1. Let it Flow: Stream of consciousness writing can be empowering.

Why Sex Addiction Isn't About Sex - The Meadows

Kellie Oates Marie Woods, LMFT, CSAT Primary Therapist, Gentle Path at the Meadows When our culture hears about a person with sex addiction, often the automatic assumption is that he (or she) must like a lot of sex. In light of the nature of their behaviors, sex addicts are also often labeled as perverted, creepy, or strange.

Pain is at the Heart of Heroin Addiction - The Meadows

Dawn Geary According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of heroin-related deaths has quadrupled in the past 10 years. Of people surveyed between 2011 and 2013, nearly 663,000 said they had used heroin in the past year; 379,000 said they had between 2002 and 2004.

A Woman's Return to Her Heart: Recovery from Sexual Disorders - The Meadows

Dawn Geary Georgia Fourlas, LMSW, LISAC, CSAT-C Workshop Facilitator, The Meadows I recently facilitated Journey of a Woman's Heart: Finding True Intimacy, The Meadows' workshop for women with sex addiction, sexual anorexia and other sexual disorders. I was very moved by this group of courageous and strong women.

The Horse Knows The Way - The Meadows

Dawn Geary By Judith Freilich, MD Recently, I had an opportunity to attend a Spirit Workshop at The Meadows. It was wonderful and I want to tell you about it. As a 74-year-old woman physician and psychiatrist, I probably am not the workshop's typical attendee.

Sex Addiction Treatment - The Meadows

The term "sexual addiction" describes an individual having an unusual fascination with or fixation on sex. Constant daydreaming about sex takes over and controls an addict's thinking, making it challenging to work or manage healthy personal relationships. Despite the possibility that their actions may eventually carry serious and/or harmful consequences, sex addicts often indulge in a variety of high-risk, acting-out behaviors.

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Dan Griffin Joins The Meadows as Senior Fellow - The Meadows

Kellie Oates The Meadows recently announced that Dan Griffin, M.A., will join The Meadows as a Senior Fellow. He is an internationally recognized author, thought leader and expert on men's relationships, trauma, addiction and masculinity. Dan's work and life is dedicated to exploring and redefining what it means to be a man in the 21st century.

The Meadows Sponsors Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders - The Meadows

Kellie Oates The Meadows is proud to be a platinum patron of this year's Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD). The conference takes place Sept. 10 - 13, 2013 in Hyannis, Mass. As a patron, The Meadows will be sponsoring the welcome reception on Thursday, September 10.

Pia Mellody to Speak at Beacon House Benefit - The Meadows

Kellie Oates On September 25, Pia Mellody will speak about addiction, relationships, and the spiritual path to recovery at The Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The event is a benefit for Beacon House, a nonprofit treatment center for people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Tickets are available online or by phone at 831-620-2048.

Drug Addiction

While drug use may start as a seemingly harmless and voluntary act, in time it can develop into a compulsive and unstoppable habit. In the beginning, drug use minimizes emotional and physical pain. As prolonged drug use continues, it can develop into drug addiction, severely impacting an individual's brain chemistry.

Binge Eating Disorder has received more attention since becoming an "official" diagnosis in 2014. However, if you have been struggling with binge eating you know that the disorder itself is not new. You may not know that it is also extremely common.

The Holidays Can Be the Right Time to Get Help - The Meadows

Dawn Geary 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.

  • The Meadows is a multi-disorder inpatient facility specializing in the treatment of a broad range of addictions. The intensive treatment focuses on drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive behaviors, anxiety disorders and mood disorders.

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