5 Myths about Eating Disorders and Why They’re Not True

February 22nd, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Mental illness, including eating disorders, comes with tremendous stigma and shame. For decades, eating disorders have been misunderstood on multiple levels, creating confusion, embarrassment, and unnecessary guilt...

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Here’s Why You Need to Ditch the Dieting Bandwagon in the New Year

January 2nd, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , , ,

In a survey conducted in 2017 on New Year’s Resolutions, almost 50% of Americans surveyed said that losing weight was their main goal, second only to saving...

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The Trauma/Addiction Cycle

June 13th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

Addiction encourages trauma and trauma can encourage addiction. This process becomes a vicious circle or negative feedback loop, with trauma contributing to addiction, which in turn fuels...

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Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

April 16th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

I remember as a twelve year old, sitting alone in our living room after one of our by then typical family meltdowns...trying to make sense of the pain...

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Free Flight Offer Extended!

December 2nd, 2016 // // Tags: , , , ,

We will cover airfare for those who admit to any of the following inpatient programs between now and December 31: The Meadows - For people struggling with...

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What A Horse Taught Me About Fear and Self-Doubt

October 6th, 2016 // // Tags: , , , , ,

I would never have admitted it to my new boss, or to anyone, but I was feeling quite disoriented during this orientation. I had already managed to...

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Special 40th Anniversary Offer from The Meadows

June 18th, 2016 // // Tags: , , ,

The Meadows is 40 years old this month! Our first patient was admitted on June 18, 1976 . We’re proud of how much we have grown and...

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Michael Phelps on Overcoming Self-Loathing, Emotional Trauma

May 16th, 2016 // // Tags: , , ,

In the interview, Phelps talks about his struggles with self-loathing, binge-drinking, and apathy before his time at The Meadows. He also talks about how resolving some painful...

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Sobriety in the New Year

December 30th, 2015 // // Tags: , , ,

Steps for Sobriety in the New Year Tell friends and family: if the individual hasn’t already, they should resolve to tell their loved ones about the addiction...

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Thanks & Giving: We’ll Pay for Your Flight

October 29th, 2015 // // Tags: , , ,

Here are the details: Admission must occur between November 1, 2015, and November 30, 2015. Offer is available for a one-way airline ticket for the patient to...

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