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Inspiring Success on the Road to Recovery

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hot Topics - December 2016

Intensive Workshops 2017


  • Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows offers a variety of unique workshops led by world class Meadows clinicians, as well as industry leaders who specialize in specific areas of personal growth. Workshops include:
  • Men’s Sexual Recovery — Offers men healthy alternatives to compulsive sexuality and/or sexual behavior outside of v2alue system.
  • Love Addiction/Love Avoidance — Explores the interactive cycle between relationship dependence and avoidance.
  • Journey of A Woman’s Heart: Finding True Intimacy — Addresses sensitive sexual concerns experienced by women.
  • Healing Intimate Treason: for Partners of Sex Addiction — Designed to repair the trauma experienced by partners of sex addicts.
  • Discovery to Recovery: An Intensive Series for Couples Healing from Sex Addiction — Three-part intensive designed to help couples whose relationships have been shattered by sex addiction to begin to heal and recover.
  • The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Abusive and Exploitive Relationships — Designed to help participants free themselves from, and recover from, exploitive relationships, processes, and situations.

Detailed information, dates and registration can be found at www.rioretreatcenter.com/workshops or by calling 866-932-2036.

Facing Addiction in America 

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health identified alcohol and drug misuse and substance use disorders as the most pressing public health concern facing America. The release of the landmark report marks the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders.

The report addresses alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription drug misuse, with chapters dedicated to neurobiology, prevention, treatment, recovery, health systems integration and recommendations for the future. It provides an in-depth look at the science of substance misuse and addiction, calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the issue, and recommends actions we can all take collectively to prevent and treat these conditions, and promote recovery.

The Surgeon General's report is being issued at a critical time, when our country is in the throes of a national opioid addiction epidemic: between 1999 and 2014, approximately 193,000 Americans died from causes related to prescription opioids, and we know that three out of four current heroin users previously misused prescription pain relievers.
Attention was brought to the role that prescribers can play in addressing this health crisis when the Surgeon General issued a letter this past August to more than 2 million healthcare providers urging them to help turn the tide of opioid abuse problems facing the nation.

The Surgeon General's report issued calls for increasing prescribers' awareness of and compliance with the most recent federal guidelines for opioid prescribing, expanding the use of evidence-based treatments and effective integration of prevention and treatment services, and reliance on the use of prescription drug monitoring programs by healthcare providers.

The Partnership, along with the FDA, is committed to insuring that prescribers have the education, the resources and the tools they need to play their indispensable part in rescuing millions of American families – and their kids – from the pain and loss of addiction. http://www.drugfree.org/heroin.