Experiential Exploration of Trauma via Timeline

At the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, trauma is described as anything less than nurturing. This definition allows for all traumas, big or small, to be acknowledged and honored. In doing so, the client’s protective defense mechanisms such as denial, rationalization or minimization are explored and challenged so that healing can finally take place. Types…

Building Strength & Resilience Through Facing & Dealing With Life’s Problems

Resilient qualities are not only what we’re born with but also the strengths that we build through encountering life’s challenges and developing the personal and interpersonal skills to meet them. It is one of life’s paradoxes that the worst circumstances can bring the best out of us. According to the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) studies…

5 Signs You May Have An Addiction Problem — Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

Addiction comes in many forms. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Addiction looms over more people than you might realize. In 2016, the US surgeon general determined that one in seven Americans will face substance addiction— meaning they will become addicted to using a substance at some point in their lives. That statistic doesn’t account for those who…

The Role of Community in a Treatment Setting

Nothing is more important in life than the connections we make with others. In recovery, having a tribe of people you can count on when things are both good and bad, is imperative for all ages. For young adults, developmentally it is still their peers who have the strongest influence on them. This makes the…

Learn to overcome Drug addiction with Claudia Black

Claudia Black Young Adult Inpatient Drug Addiction Treatment center treats Addiction Issues, Mental Health, and Traumas. We treat various addictions like Alcohol Drug Gaming Prescribed medicine abuse We have treated more than 45000+ patients every year. We provide Private Drug Treatment to all those who have become a victim of Drug Addiction. Our process includes:…

Inpatient, Outpatient, or IOP?

Most psychiatrists and behavioral health professionals agree that addiction is a complex disorder caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors. It can also vary in intensity; The DSM-5 defines addiction as a spectrum disorder that can be categorized as “mild,” “moderate,” or “severe.” Many other mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety,…

Identify Your Triggers to Avoid Relapse

By Claudia Black, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows The following is an excerpt from Claudia Blacks Audio CD “Triggers.” You can find it in The Meadows online bookstore or on Amazon.com. Triggers are specific memories, behaviors, thoughts and situations that jeopardize recovery – signals…

Five Ways to Empower Yourself by Journaling

Putting your thoughts and feelings on paper can accelerate your journey from young adults addiction to recovery. Journaling is a powerful tool that can help you process your emotions, so you can realize a life-altering transformation. Check out these five tips to effective journaling. Let it Flow: Stream of consciousness writing can be empowering. Ask…

Three Challenges Facing Young Adults

Young adults have a lot on their plates and, at times, their lives can feel overwhelming. Here are three areas that can be particularly challenging for young adults – peer pressure, college life, and dating. The Claudia Black Young Adult Center is here to help young adults in these areas and in every step on…

Dr. Claudia Black Launches Center for Young Adults

Claudia Black, Ph.D., recognized internationally for her pioneering and cutting-edge work with family systems and addictive disorders, recently launched The Claudia Black Young Adult Center for young adults ages 18 – 26 who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addictions, or who have a dual diagnosis. “Our mission at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center,”…