Exhibitor: The Meadows

The Meadows


It started with our flagship program, The Meadows. Today, we are the nation’s premier treatment programs for trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, panic and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, codependency, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders. With locations in scenic Wickenburg, Arizona (one hour northwest of Phoenix) as well as Malibu, California and just outside the Dallas and Boston Metro areas, we offer inpatient and outpatient treatment to meet a variety of needs as well as workshops and private intensives for targeted, continued growth through our Rio Retreat Center.

For more than four decades The Meadows has helped patients heal, addressing not just their symptoms or behaviors, but providing them with the tools needed to get to the root cause of their disorders and achieve lasting recovery. Clinicians and professionals trust us more than any other treatment program because of our impeccable reputation for quality, integrity, and proven results.


What sets us apart? Whether you’re seeking treatment for addiction, trauma, mental health issues, an eating disorder, sex addiction, love addiction, or something else, our holistic approach to healing focuses on the whole person, including the underlying issues that impact an individual’s well-being. A range of methods from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Experiencing (SE) to neurofeedback, equine therapy, and mindfulness meditation make for a well-rounded, research-supported program like no other. We also employ cutting-edge techniques like neurofeedback in our Brain Center, and then there are our Senior Fellows, some of the nation’s top addiction and recovery experts. They provide ongoing direction, consultation, and training for our staff to ensure that The Meadows Model is the most clinically comprehensive and nurturing approach to treatment available today.


Created by our own Pia Mellody, one of the preeminent authorities in the fields of addiction and relationships, The Meadows Model is based on her Developmental Model of Immaturity. In the 1970s while working at The Meadows, Mellody found that she was encountering an increasing number of patients who identified less-than-nurturing, abusive family systems in their childhood, which led to adulthood behaviors of codependency. The codependency patterns translated into addictions, mood disorders, and physical illness. Mellody’s continued work with patients led to the conclusion that the trauma at the root of these codependency issues needed to be addressed in order to achieve lasting recovery. Thus, the Meadows Model was born. Today, her groundbreaking Meadows Model is still incorporated into every Meadows Behavioral Healthcare treatment program, from week-long workshops to inpatient treatment and intensive outpatient options.

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