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May 2012 Newsletter
Published by Elements Behavioral Health


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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5 Surefire Signs of Painkiller Addiction

Promises | May 2, 2012

You may not fit the stereotype of the "typical addict," but if you're using prescription painkillers beyond the scope of your doctor's recommendations, you may need to take a second look. Prescription drug addiction can sneak up on anyone - soccer moms, high-profile executives and even grandma or grandpa - often without their knowledge.

Click to read the five surefire signs your painkiller use has become a problem...

An Interview with Julie Mermelstein, Family Therapist at Promises Malibu

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 Rehabilitation Center in Tennessee Earns CARF Accreditation

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.


When Sex Addiction Strikes the Family: Whether to Tell the Kids

Sexual Recovery Institute | May 4, 2012

Disclosing one's struggles with sex addiction can be a difficult task - one that isn't made any easier when considering whether to tell the kids. Should they know? Is it the right time? How much should you say?

Addiction Specialist Marty Simpson Revell offers recommendations for talking to children about sex addiction...

Mothers Struggling with Drug Addiction

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.


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