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August 2012 Newsletter
Published by Elements Behavioral Health


Elements Behavioral Health Acquires Right Step Network of Addiction Treatment Centers in Texas and New Mexico

Benefits of Equine Therapy in Drug Rehab Treatment

New Program Director Joins Promises West Los Angeles

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

Myths About 12-Step Programs For Sex Addiction May Hold People Back

Incoming College Freshmen Face Addiction

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Elements Behavioral Health Acquires Right Step Network of Addiction Treatment Centers in Texas and New Mexico

Elements | August 16, 2012

Elements Behavioral Health, a leading provider of addiction and mental health treatment programs, announced today that it has acquired Right Step network of addiction treatment centers in Texas and New Mexico.

Right Step is a network of outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment centers located throughout the Southwest. Its family of programs also includes Spirit Lodge, a high-end residential treatment center with panoramic vistas of the rolling hills outside Austin, Texas, and San Cristobal, an adventure-based addiction treatment center in Taos, NM, for males between the ages of 18 and 26. Right Step offers a full spectrum of care to fit each individual's needs and is certified by the Joint Commission.


Benefits of Equine Therapy in Drug Rehab Treatment

The Ranch | August 16, 2012

There are many different options for drug rehab treatment, including chemical detoxification, residential treatment programs, and behavioral therapy. Many individuals find equine therapy to be a very beneficial part of drug treatment when it comes to gaining control over their addiction.

What is equine therapy and how does it work? Read more...

New Program Director Joins Promises West Los Angeles

Promises | August 7, 2012

Promises West L.A. is pleased to introduce its newly appointed program director, Kelly M. Seidlitz. Drawing on Mr. Seidlitz's wealth of experience working with adolescents and young adults, Promises West L.A. will focus on treating young adults with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Learn more about Mr. Seidlitz...

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

Carolyn Ross, MD, MPH, is the Eating Disorder Consultant at The Ranch. In a recent Psychology Today blog, she writes how much you weigh may matter less than you think. This month, researchers at UC Davis found that people who are overweight or obese had similar or even lower death rates than people of normal weight. Those who were severely obese did have a higher risk, but only if they also had diabetes or hypertension, and those who were underweight were nearly twice as likely to die as people of normal weight regardless of the presence of diabetes or hypertension.

Read Dr. Ross's blog on Psychology Today.

Myths About 12-Step Programs For Sex Addiction May Hold People Back

Sexual Recovery Institute | August 13, 2012

Taking that first step toward recovery from sexual addiction may literally involve taking that first step into a group meeting. While intimidating to many people living with sexual addiction, walking in to that first meeting can open the door to long-term recovery. However, that can be a very difficult step to make for many individuals.

Read more about the myths related to sex addiction treatment...

Incoming College Freshmen Face Addiction

The Recovery Place | August 8, 2012

For many, the first year of college is a time to learn about oneself, to meet new people and to take part in new experiences. However, the first year of college can easily open the door to a struggle with alcohol and drug addiction from a new found freedom, new peer pressures and heightened stress levels.

Learn about the five major areas of concern for incoming freshman...

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