A PROPRIETARY TREATMENT MODEL,
A LEGACY OF HEALING
Created by our own Pia Mellody, one of the preeminent authorities in the fields of addiction and relationships, The Meadows Model is based on her Developmental Model of Immaturity. In the 1970s while working at The Meadows, Mellody found that she was encountering an increasing number of patients who identified less-than-nurturing, abusive family systems in their childhood, which led to adulthood behaviors of codependency. The codependency patterns translated into addictions, mood disorders, and physical illness. Mellody’s continued work with patients led to the conclusion that the trauma at the root of these codependency issues needed to be addressed in order to achieve lasting recovery. Thus, the Meadows Model was born. Today, her groundbreaking Meadows Model is still incorporated into every Meadows Behavioral Healthcare treatment program, from week-long workshops to inpatient treatment and intensive outpatient options.