Connection is the Key to Recovery

In a recent TED Talk, journalist and author Johann Hari suggests that “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong.” He argues that most people in our society see addiction as a simple chemical dependency, when it is actually the result of a failure to connect ─ with family, with friends, with the community,…

Pain is at the Heart of Heroin Addiction

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of heroin-related deaths has quadrupled in the past 10 years. Of people surveyed between 2011 and 2013, nearly 663,000 said they had used heroin in the past year; 379,000 said they had between 2002 and 2004. Scott Davis, Clinical Director at The…

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude

Sometimes, it may feel simply impossible to see the positive in a given situation or to have gratitude for your position in life. We may feel like the world is intent on sending us obstacles and gratitude may seem out of reach. What’s ironic is that gratitude is just what we may need to conjure…

10 Ways to Have Fun and Stay Sober This Summer

Sober life can be filled with fun in the sun, so take advantage of all life has to offer this summer. Here are ten ideas to help you put some spice into sober life. Take a Joke: LOL! There’s nothing like humor to soothe the soul. Grab a bunch of your sober friends and check…

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,”…

New Workshop Offered at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center

Young adult women at the Claudia Black Young Adult Addiction Treatment Center now have the opportunity to experience a Personal Safety and Empowerment Workshop led by the center’s wellness instructor Tracy Jones. The workshop is offered on an ongoing weekly basis throughout the patient’s stay. Many of the center’s patients come from a history of…

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center Now Open

In January of this year, the young adult program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona became the Claudia Black Young Adult Center – an intensive, experientially based program specifically tailored to young adults ages 18 -26 struggling with emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual-diagnosis or who have failed past addiction treatments. This 45-day treatment program…

Claudia Black Center Introduces T.O.V.A to Screen for ADHD

The Claudia Black Young Adult Centers has incorporated the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.) to its assessment protocol. This initiative brings an objective functional measure to inform its clinical assessment with regard to the differential diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). “Using the T.O.V.A is a critical piece to comprehensive assessments…