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New program at The Meadows will target the young-adult group

September 19, 2013
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Wickenburg, Ariz.-based trauma and addiction treatment facility The Meadows announced this week that this fall it will open a residential program specifically tailored to young adults, a population that often falls through the cracks between traditional adult and adolescent care.

DAWN at The Meadows will be a 45-day, three-phase program for men and women ages 18 to 26. Family involvement in treatment will constitute an important component, as the third phase will feature family week activities (preceded by an opportunity for family members to participate in a weekly educational webinar prior to their arrival).

According to a news release from The Meadows, Phase I of treatment will introduce the organization’s Developmental Model of Immaturity and will begin to expose patients to the concept of self-regulation. Phase II will explore patients’ trauma and addiction in greater detail; in this phase patients will attend the center’s Survivors workshop to gain a better understanding of the origins of adult problematic behaviors.

The Meadows’ clinical director, Nancy Bailey, PhD, adds that the program also will rely heavily on a number of experiential therapies, from equine therapy to trauma-informed yoga to music therapy.

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