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Sobriety vs. Recovery

Sobriety vs. Recovery - The Meadows Texas

By Clint Fletcher  A common question that gets asked in the field of mental health or addiction treatment is, What is the difference between sobriety and recovery?  Essentially, sobriety is about refraining from using substances that are causing you harm, and recovery is about your life after addiction. It’s a lifestyle you choose that involves […]

Why Length of Stay Matters

Why Length of Stay Matters - The Meadows Texas

By Beau Black How long does rehab take? And is inpatient or outpatient treatment going to be more effective in helping me achieve and maintain sobriety? These are two of the biggest factors considered when deciding to enter drug or alcohol addiction treatment. Many people want to expedite their path to recovery, but effective treatment […]

The Other Epidemic: Opioid Overdose Deaths and Medication-Assisted Treatment

Opiate addiction

A man at my home group said these words not too long ago. He’s a person I respect: a father, husband, and veteran who still exudes such a degree of military bearing I find it hard to imagine that he ever had an addiction problem. He represents the power of the program: We become the parents, friends, life-partners, and citizens we always were meant to be. He is clearly living a life in which The Promises have come true, deservedly so, but his words show the wisdom behind those promises.

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