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5 Surefire Signs of Painkiller Addiction
An Interview with Julie Mermelstein, Family Therapist at Promises Malibu
The Ranch Rehabilitation Center in Tennessee Earns CARF Accreditation
When Sex Addiction Strikes the Family: Whether to Tell the Kids
Mothers Struggling with Drug Addiction
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Promises | May 7, 2012
The relationship between therapist and client is the foundation for everything that happens in treatment. Finding the balance between honest confrontation and compassionate support is part of what has made Julie Mermelstein an effective marriage and family therapist for the past 17 years.
"The most important thing I can do as a therapist is to be present with another person," she says. "Psychological theories and training are important, but what clients and their families care about most is knowing their therapist cares about them and gets it, and is worthy of their trust."
Learn more about Julie and her work at Promises...
The Ranch | May 1, 2012
In honor of its dedication to improving the lives of people struggling with addictions and mental health disorders, The Ranch has earned three-year accreditation from CARF, an independent accrediting body with rigorous quality and service standards. The CARF accreditation covers The Ranch's detoxification, intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization programs.
The Recovery Place | April 23, 2012
A mother of three unintentionally became addicted to narcotics prescribed to her for a back injury. Although she had sworn to herself that she would never forsake her children because of the drugs, it was the fate they eventually suffered. She was no longer the attentive, loving and responsible mother she once was and in its place had become someone she hated.