The Meadows Opens New Workshop Retreat Center

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The Meadows announces the opening of the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, situated on the Remuda Ranch at The Meadows campus.

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The Meadows is pleased to announce the opening of the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows—a state-of-the-art workshop facility designed with participants’ healing and empowerment in mind. The center is situated on the Remuda Ranch at The Meadows campus, a historical dude ranch that offers a serene, peaceful, desert setting for workshop attendees.

Since the 1980s, The Meadows has been the forerunner in providing intensive educational and therapeutic experiences that transform lives. The new Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows will allow for expanded workshop offerings and an enhanced overall experience for participants.

Workshop participants at the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows will have the option to participate in additional evening activities like art, yoga, Thai Chi, 12-step meetings, live music performances, camp fires, equine therapy, ropes courses and more. They will also be treated to three meals a day on-site, prepared by their own extraordinary chef.

Jean Collins-Stuckert, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT, will serve as Clinical Director of the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, where she will spearhead the development and integration of several new workshops and activities. New workshops will cover issues related to eating and nutrition, men’s issues, money and work, couples disclosure, and more. Collins-Stuckert says that she’s pleased to be able to offer participants a peaceful space and the additional support they need for deep personal reflection:

“At Rio Retreat Center, we’ve created a safe and nurturing environment where people can experience deep healing. Garnering insight into personal issues, overcoming obstacles, and processing through trauma will jumpstart new recovery or heighten existing recovery. I’m delighted about the opportunity to grow our program to meet the needs of more people.”

New Workshops and Professional Development Opportunities

In addition to The Meadows signature Survivor’s Workshop and other tried-and-true intensives, there are two new workshops currently available at the new Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows. Mind & Heart: A Mindful Path to Wholehearted Living, will help people learn how to free themselves from self-limiting patterns of thinking through scientifically researched mindfulness techniques; and, The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships helps people begin to heal from destructive attachments. Also, starting in early 2016, Discovery to Recovery: An Intensive Series for Couples Healing from Sex Addiction will be added.

Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows will also serve as a venue for training events and workshops for therapists and behavioral health professionals. The Meadows world class senior fellows and clinicians, and other leaders from around the country will develop and present these outstanding opportunities for professional growth. More details will be available in the coming months.

The Meadows CEO Sean Walsh is excited about what the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows means for the future of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare:

“We are in the business of changing lives. We’ve seen firsthand how our workshops have made a difference to so many, and I’m looking forward to being able to offer the same kind of hope and healing to even more people.”

How to Register for a Workshop at Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows

You can find a schedule of the currently available workshop on The Meadows website. Since workshops fill quickly, we encourage making reservations three to four weeks in advance.

If you have questions, or if you’d like to register, contact our Intake Department at 800-244-4949.


The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. The Meadows helps change lives through The Meadows Model, 12-step practices, and the holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit. To learn more about The Meadows, contact us at (800) 244-4949 or visit

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