The Importance of Emotional Checkups

Woman Contemplating at Sunset - The Meadows Malibu

While most of us don’t hesitate to check in with our doctors for physical health, emotional checkups are harder to integrate into our regular healthcare routine — maybe because we don’t know we need them. The insidious nature of negative mental health effects like depression and anxiety makes them harder to identify before they start wreaking havoc on our well-being.

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s Broad Beach Recovery Center Becomes The Meadows Malibu

Broad Beach becomes The Meadows Malibu
[MALIBU, CALIFORNIA – September 28, 2020] Meadows Behavioral Healthcare announced today that it is renaming its Southern California inpatient treatment facility The Meadows Malibu. Formerly known as Broad Beach Recovery Center, this change is about much more than branding. The new name represents training, program development, and the clinical integration of MBH’s time-tested methods and proven Meadows Model of trauma-informed care.

3 Key Habits for Better Brain Health

Food for a healthy brain

I’ve often noticed in my patients that their most prized organ can be the first one to forget. They come to me for glowing skin, prevention of heart disease or general weight loss but few come and ask for a “brain health” plan. In fact — the brain is the first organ we should cater to if our goal is a better and longer life.

Sports Injuries and Opioid Addiction: The Connection

Sports Injury and Opioid Addiction

The opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States at a rapid pace with no end in sight. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, an average of 130 Americans die from opioid overdose every day, and approximately 2 million people admitted to having an opioid problem in 2018. While opioid addiction can affect all age groups and all social classes, there’s one particular group that’s been hit especially hard: athletes.

Why 12-Step Treatment Still Works

12-Step therapy group

Since its inception in the early 20th century, Alcoholics Anonymous (simply called “AA” by many) has grown exponentially. The peer recovery and self-help program has endured the test of time, growing in popularity, with current membership estimated to be more than 2 million members worldwide, according to But while the program and its terminology have become part of modern culture, how much do you really know about the 12 Steps?

Remaining Committed to Recovery – 365 Days a Year

Stay Committed to Recovery

Remaining faithful to your recovery efforts may be the most challenging thing you’ve ever had to do. The reasons that lead many to live lives with addiction vary, but addiction is usually the byproduct of adversity and trauma, which pushes individuals to pursue unhealthy and dangerous ways to cope.