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How We Shortchange Men in Trauma and Addiction Treatment

By Dan Griffin, MA, Senior Fellow at The Meadows When I went to school to learn how to work with people with addictive disorders I got a lot of great guidance: Brain science. Family systems. Motiva...

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The Complex Trauma Survivor Faces a Lifetime’s Worth of Bullying

By Shahida Arabi, M.A., Author “Many abused children cling to the hope that growing up will bring escape and freedom. But the personality formed in the environment of coercive control is not well a...

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Peeling Away the Layers of Trauma: Survivors II

Dr. Georgia Fourlas, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT Clinical Director of Workshops, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows There is an undeniable link between childhood trauma and the ability to cope with adult tra...

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All of the Feels: Accepting the Gifts of Emotion

By Brenna Gonzales, MS, LPC, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Therapist In our culture, we are taught that certain feelings are off limits. There is a general sense that if you’re not happy most o...

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Who Am I, Really? Moving Beyond Childhood Family Roles

By Tracy Harder, Therapist at Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Were you the good kid in your family? The one who made everyone look good? Or were you the quiet one who stayed off the radar not att...

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Hooked on Love

By Jill Vermeire, MFT, CSAT-S, Willow House at The Meadows Program Director You might be a Love Addict if: You always fall for toxic or unavailable people. You would rather be in a bad rela...

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