You Can’t Buy Happiness, So Why Do We Keep Trying?

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By Beau Black We’ve all heard it said that money can’t buy happiness, but are you sure? Our society, culture, and economy together push the idea of buying things to bolster our mood and self-esteem, a message we’re often bombarded with. You could argue that several industries actually owe their existence to this pursuit (luxury […]

Has it Become Popular to be Depressed?


By Wesley Gallagher Decades ago, “mental health” was a term left to doctors in facilities. Words like “depression” and “anxiety” were rarely used, let alone accepted and understood outside of medical environments. We’ve come a long way in recent years as awareness has increased, and we’ve realized as a society that it’s perfectly normal to […]

Family Roles in Addiction and Their Impact on Recovery

Family Roles in Addiction and Impact on Recovery - Meadows Malibu

By Wesley Gallagher In addition to establishing healthy habits as an individual, every person in recovery needs to learn how to have healthy relationships with family members and other loved ones.  If addiction thrives in isolation, recovery thrives in community, and whether it’s our family of origin, or the family we’ve created, these loved ones […]

Making Moves: A-Listers Champion Mental Health Change

Making Moves: A-Listers Champion Mental Health Change - The Meadows Malibu

By Anna McKenzie Mental health issues have come to the forefront in recent years. Approximately 51.5 million adults in the US reported having a mental illness in 2019 according to pre-pandemic data. The COVID-19 pandemic, having caused physical, emotional, and mental ramifications for people all over the world, has certainly increased that number. However, one […]

Maladaptive Behavior and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?

Maladaptive Behavior and Anxiety: What's the Connection? - The Meadows Malibu

By Beau Black When we encounter obstacles or major turning points in life, we always have choices as to how we will respond. Those responses fall into two broad categories: adaptive behavior and maladaptive behavior. Adaptive behaviors help us respond to changes, challenges, and setbacks in healthy ways. Maladaptive behaviors, conversely, are dysfunctional coping mechanisms […]

The ADHD-Addiction Connection

The ADHD Addiction Connection - The Meadows Malibu

By Beau Black Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can alter how we think or behave. Specific symptoms include chronic difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, and problems with impulse control. There’s a strong connection between ADHD and substance addiction, which can make treating the co-occurring conditions challenging.  Many adults who grew up with undiagnosed […]

Treatment for Professionals, Doctors, and High-Profile Individuals

Treatment for Professionals, Doctors, and High-Profile Individuals - The Meadows Malibu

By Christa Banister Sometimes it’s easy to forget that addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects people of all ages, careers, income brackets, and zip codes. Even if someone seemingly “has it all,” there’s no guarantee that everything is okay behind the scenes. If anything, one of the not-so-appealing perks of high-profile careers is the additional pressure […]

Pro Athletes: When the Spotlight Fades

Pro Athletes: When the Spotlight Fades - The Meadows Malibu

By Clint Fletcher Becoming a pro athlete in the U.S. is no easy feat. Out of a population of 328 million, only a select few make the cut each year. According to the NCAA, the five major sports leagues (baseball, football, hockey, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball) only have just under 1,800 draft picks combined […]

How Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help You During Addiction Treatment?

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help You Recover from Addiction? - The Meadows Maliibu

By Wesley Gallagher If you’ve done any research on therapy before, you might recognize the term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). But what you might not know is that CBT, while beneficial for a range of mental health issues, has also been proven to be effective in treating addiction. In fact, it is widely used in […]