New Blog about Triggers by Clinical Director of Rio Retreat

October 13th, 2018 // //

When Current Events Trigger Your Past Trauma By Dr. Georgia Fourlas, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S Clinical Director of Workshops Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Most people have...

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Building a Recovery Tribe with Senior Fellow Jenni Schaefer

October 12th, 2018 // //

While building a tribe can be scary at times, like other things in recovery, it can also be exciting. Our best friends were once strangers, ones we...

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Reality! Who needs it?

June 28th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , ,

Individuals in recovery have generally spent a lot of time avoiding their painful, shameful or fearful reality. Using chemicals, relationships, busyness, spending, eating, not eating, fantasy, gambling,...

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Jennifer Lewis Talks to People Magazine

April 19th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

Jennifer Lewis is talking about her battles with bipolar and sex addiction. In a recent interview with People magazine, she opens up about how this affected her...

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What is Child Abuse and Why Does Child Abuse Still Matter in Adulthood?

April 19th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma. Abuse is one form of trauma. Often times, the childhood trauma that occurred because of child abuse is overlooked as a...

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Childhood Abuse Is More Prevalent Than You Think

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

It is estimated that each year three million cases of child abuse are reported to authorities in the United States (source: Childhelp.org). Childhood abuse comes in many...

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Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

April 12th, 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...

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Alcohol Awareness Month: “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a rite of passage”

April 11th, 2018 // // Tags: , , ,

The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is promoting their 32nd Annual Alcohol Awareness month this April.  The theme for this year encompasses the idea...

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How to Create Your Own Meditation Space in Your Home

January 29th, 2018 // // Tags: , , ,

Recharging your body and mind, improving your focus and boosting clarity are all great reasons to meditate – but what if you could improve on what you’re...

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Reality! Who needs it?

January 18th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , ,

Individuals in recovery have generally spent a lot of time avoiding their painful, shameful or fearful reality. Using chemicals, relationships, busyness, spending, eating, not eating, fantasy, gambling,...

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