Gentle Path at The Meadows Announces New Executive Director

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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., recently announced that long-time Meadows’ employee, Allan Benham, will assume the position of Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows on September 16, 2013.

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"Allan’s knowledge and background with The Meadows, along with his industry experience, make him uniquely qualified to lead Gentle Path at The Meadows," said Jim Dredge, CEO for The Meadows.

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., recently announced that long-time Meadows’ employee, Allan Benham, will assume the position of Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows on September 16, 2013. The Gentle Path at The Meadows program, for males 18 and older struggling with a sexual addiction, is based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Patrick Carnes’ Thirty-Task model which has been empirically validated to be an effective form of treatment for sexually compulsive behavior.

Benham has held numerous positions at The Meadows during his 12 year tenure. Benham began his career at The Meadows as an entry level nursing tech, followed by positions as a Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Medical Services Director, Support Services Director, Interim Director for Remuda Ranch, and then most recently, Director of Operations at The Meadows. As the Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows, Benham will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, along with overseeing the clinical and nursing departments and ancillary services.

"Allan’s knowledge and background with The Meadows, along with his industry experience, make him uniquely qualified to lead Gentle Path at The Meadows," said Jim Dredge, CEO for The Meadows. "Allan has a passion to lead a quality organization that is dedicated to changing lives."

Dr. Carnes and Benham are committed to enhancing the Gentle Path family programming. "We know sex addiction affects not just the addict, but is devastating to the entire family. We are establishing a robust family program that will bring healing and recovery to both the addict and their loved ones," said Benham. "We are working diligently with Dr. Carnes to incorporate the deep-rooted family work The Meadows and Gentle Path have always done into a new enhanced family program that will support the recovery process."

Gentle Path at The Meadows is scheduled to open November 1, 2013, at The Meadows’ newest property, Vista, located two miles from the main campus and offering a 27-bed facility in an exclusive and confidential setting for males 18 years and older.

"I have a great deal of excitement about Patrick Carnes’ return to The Meadows’ family. I believe integrating his treatment modalities with The Meadows Developmental Model of Immaturity will create the best sex addiction treatment program in the nation," said Benham.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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