The Meadows Adolescent Center Opens Its Doors
Meadows Behavioral Healthcare brings its life-changing Meadows Model of treatment to a residential program designed specifically for teen boys 13-17
Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (MBH), the industry leader in trauma, addiction, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorder treatment for more than 45 years, is excited to announce the grand opening of The Meadows Adolescent Center (TMAC). This new state-of-the-art facility is now accepting patients as of September 4, 2023.
The Meadows Adolescent Center is the result of several years of careful planning and research to determine how to best adapt the amazing work done at other MBH programs to meet the unique needs of this population. The result is a comprehensive treatment program for teen boys that incorporates elements of experiential-based modalities and longer-term inpatient programs in a 90-day stay that addresses trauma, mental health issues, and substance abuse issues.
This approach allows the TMAC team to do deep clinical work along with a strong experiential component. Students will experience small groups and high staffing levels, and participate in a wide variety of programming daily, with families actively involved from the start of treatment. One of the new program’s most exciting differentiators is the ability to do live QEEG brain mapping in their on-site Brain Center. TMAC will offer a comprehensive NMT assessment and diagnostic workup utilizing the neurosequential model created by Meadows Senior Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Bruce Perry. This will provide a comprehensive roadmap of treatment protocols to use specific to that teen, and teens will continue to receive live brain mapping regularly throughout treatment, allowing TMAC’s clinical team to use that data to maximize every single day of treatment.
“The thing that’s really going to make TMAC a one-of-a-kind program is the length of stay and the amount of work we can do in that length of stay. That and the amount of work we’re going to do with the family is unprecedented,” says TMAC Executive Director Mike Gurr.
TMAC’s 120-acre property is located in Arizona’s scenic Sonoran Desert, just minutes from many of MBH’s established specialty programs. With teens in mind, it also features hiking trails, an infinity pool with a slide, a basketball court, a workout center, horses on site for trail rides and equine therapy, high and low ropes courses, and gold mining.
About the Meadows Adolescent Center
The Meadows Adolescent Center provides life-changing residential treatment for teen boys 13-17, addressing trauma, substance use, and mental health issues. Understanding that teens learn and grow the most when they’re challenged, engaged, and inspired, our comprehensive program includes a wide range of proven therapy methods, from group and one-on-one sessions to outdoor and experiential options alongside complementary therapies like neurofeedback that help enhance the treatment process.