Meridians Recovery

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Meridians Recovery is proud to announce its grand opening on July 1st 2011 as a Recovery Community Organization, or (RCO). This program is ideal for those seeking a peer based residential recovery setting, clients discharging from treatment seeking entry to the recovery community, drug court assignment, court deferment, relapse prevention or reentry to the recovery community after relapse. The goal of treatment has always been to facilitate the clients’ entry into a recovery life style. The best treatment outcomes have always been a result of lengthy stays in long term treatment, three months to a year. Not many people or their insurance companies can afford to pay these sky rocketing fees for services necessary to stave off relapse and gain solid footing in a recovery community of support. For the price of one month at almost any other treatment center you could spend a whole year at Meridians Recovery.

Here at Meridians Recovery, we have an authentic peer-oriented social model program. The first thirty days is our most critical period of recovery. It is at this time we make our greatest inroads in building our recovery foundation. We implement rapid entry into involvement with available pathways to long term successful recovery. We actually begin to instill a genuine desire in the individual to chase their recovery by the example in which we do recover. By this time, the individual should be well on their way in recovery. Through authentic peer-oriented guidance, the individual has a good understanding of what it takes to recover on a daily basis. The longer the individual stays in an authentic peer-oriented system of care, the greater are their chances at full recovery from their substance use disorder.

Mission: Meridians Recovery is a non-profit corporation committed to providing outstanding residential treatment and outpatient recovery services, community awareness and education of related issues, in the Loudoun County, Virginia area. Meridians Recovery maintains an open mindedness of its application of Alternative Medical approaches, focusing on the mind, body and spirit. Meridians Recovery is also committed to making these services affordable so that no one will be turned away on the basis of an inability to pay.

CPRS Supervisor, check
05/04/2019

CPRS Supervisor, check

Multiple Recovery Coach Certifications, now working on the PRS training
05/01/2019

Multiple Recovery Coach Certifications, now working on the PRS training

04/28/2019

Promoting Social Inclusion
Social exclusion relates to the act or the fear of being discredited or devalued because of a personal attribute. This can keep people from accessing treatment and it may stall the recovery process. Social exclusion remains a persistent problem in mental health services and has its roots in the provider-patient relationship. Professionals and peers can be skeptical of each other’s motives, but they also remain deeply intertwined and share the burden of missed opportunities to develop services that inspire hope, impart skills, and lead to a bright future for people served in behavioral health settings.

One role of the CHWs is to serve as liaisons between communities and healthcare agencies. Peers can help eliminate the social exclusion that surrounds mental health services by serving as a bridge between professionals and consumers. At a local level, peers can help other consumers navigate the healthcare system, accompany consumers to appointments, and help them develop positive relationships with their care providers.

SAHMSA 2019

Meridians Recovery at Sterling Health and Wellness Expo.
04/27/2019

Meridians Recovery at Sterling Health and Wellness Expo.

04/26/2019

Meridians Recovery will be at the Sterling, Health and Wellness Expo tomorrow April 27th at the Community Center between 10 and 2. Come see us

NYC’s sober bar scene is a ‘hip’ oasis for booze-free fun
04/25/2019
NYC’s sober bar scene is a ‘hip’ oasis for booze-free fun

NYC’s sober bar scene is a ‘hip’ oasis for booze-free fun

Pour one out for the boozy bar scene! Sober nightlife is taking off in New York City, from posh mocktail bars to buzz-free pop-up parties. The objective: to deliver a fun night out without alcohol …

04/25/2019

Meridians Recovery wants to say thank you to Sonabank of Leesburg Virginia for the much newer Dell computer system you gave us to replace our failing 15 year old Dell. We will put it to good use.

04/25/2019
Meridians Recovery

Meridians Recovery

I guess I could start putting letters after my name. BA, CPRC, in a month or so CPRS. Well, maybe just on a business card 😁

04/25/2019

I guess I could start putting letters after my name. BA, CPRC, in a month or so CPRS. Well, maybe just on a business card 😁

RALI MD | Take Back Day
04/25/2019
RALI MD | Take Back Day

RALI MD | Take Back Day

One of the most prevalent addiction dangers in homes is unused and unneeded medication. RALI Maryland highlights local and national resources for safe disposal, as well as the leadership efforts of individuals and organizations working to address the opioid crisis

04/25/2019

So it seems I will now be certified as a recovery coach through not only SAHMSA but also CART, CCAR, and DBHDS. Woot woot

04/22/2019

Going to recert as a recovery coach starting tomorrow. Used to teach this. Next week I do start a new cert as a PRS, Peer Recovery Specialist. Woot woot

Addicts in Recovery
04/12/2019

Addicts in Recovery

Addiction Hotline 844.533.1022

10 to 14 day fast taper at Meridians Recovery. That is the longest prescription you can have and still come here.
04/10/2019
Prosecutors Say Drugmaker Indivior Lied About Popular Opioid Treatment

10 to 14 day fast taper at Meridians Recovery. That is the longest prescription you can have and still come here.

Indivior Plc plummeted to an all-time low after U.S. prosecutors said the U.K. drugmaker deceived doctors about its addiction treatment’s dangers, fueling a deadly epidemic of opioid abuse.

Meridians Recovery
04/09/2019

Meridians Recovery

Meridians Recovery
04/04/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
04/02/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
04/01/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
03/29/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
03/28/2019

Meridians Recovery

Here at Meridians Recovery, we have an authentic peer-oriented social model program. The first thirty days is our most critical period of recovery. It is at this time we make our greatest inroads in building our recovery foundation. We implement rapid entry into involvement with available pathways to long term successful recovery. We actually begin to instill a genuine desire in the individual to chase their recovery by the example in which we do recover. By this time, the individual should be well on their way in recovery. Through authentic peer-oriented guidance, the individual has a good understanding of what it takes to recover on a daily basis. The longer the individual stays in an authentic peer-oriented system of care, the greater are their chances at full recovery from their substance use disorder.

Meridians Recovery
03/26/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
03/24/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
03/23/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
03/22/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
03/21/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Meridians Recovery
03/18/2019

Meridians Recovery

SUPERVISED SOBER LIVING PROGRAM
Our most utilized program is the supervised sober living program, as a means to reentry after treatment, providing the needed bridge from daily structured treatment and returning home. Many people continue to require assistance entering the local recovery community and implementing recovery principles in everyday life. We provide daily rides to local AA meetings, help in finding an appropriate sponsor, and recovery oriented structure in a genuine Recovery Community Organization sober home with others that are already working a recovery lifestyle.

Blame It On The Alcohol? - Facing Addiction
03/13/2019
Blame It On The Alcohol? - Facing Addiction

Blame It On The Alcohol? - Facing Addiction

In reality, alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The national crisis is not specific to a single substance.

New law will let Virginia schools administer Narcan
03/11/2019
New law will let Virginia schools administer Narcan

New law will let Virginia schools administer Narcan

The bill that would let schools store Narcan and other anti-overdose agents, as well as allow nurses and school medical professionals to administer them.

Meridians Recovery
03/11/2019

Meridians Recovery

With the increasing rates of heroin deaths that just seem to terrify everyone except the addicts Meridians Recovery is poised to make a difference. Of the last 12 clients in two years to come to our residential program suffering with heroin addiction as a drug of choice in poly-substance abuse 7 are clean and sober today. Everyone went through withdrawals without pharmacological assistance. This is an amazing statistic. What is the difference? PBRSS, or Peer Based Recovery Support Services. With the right amount of social learning and proven addiction science we do recover. There is no greater power than one addict helping another. If your family is struggling call Jim 703-434-9009

03/09/2019
Promoting Social InclusionSocial exclusion relates to the act or the fear of being discredited or devalued because of a ...
03/08/2019

Promoting Social Inclusion
Social exclusion relates to the act or the fear of being discredited or devalued because of a personal attribute. This can keep people from accessing treatment and it may stall the recovery process. Social exclusion remains a persistent problem in mental health services and has its roots in the provider-patient relationship. Professionals and peers can be skeptical of each other’s motives, but they also remain deeply intertwined and share the burden of missed opportunities to develop services that inspire hope, impart skills, and lead to a bright future for people served in behavioral health settings.

One role of the CHWs is to serve as liaisons between communities and healthcare agencies. Peers can help eliminate the social exclusion that surrounds mental health services by serving as a bridge between professionals and consumers. At a local level, peers can help other consumers navigate the healthcare system, accompany consumers to appointments, and help them develop positive relationships with their care providers.

SAHMSA 2019

About time they got with the program. It high jacks the Dopamine reward center and eventually the prefrontal lobe area t...
03/07/2019
Addiction now defined as brain disorder, not behavior issue

About time they got with the program. It high jacks the Dopamine reward center and eventually the prefrontal lobe area too

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse.

Meridians Recovery
03/07/2019

Meridians Recovery

The BIG news is out Meridians Recovery staff are working hard to reopen a women's house in Sterling, Virginia. This house will have Peer Based programming and offer a residential, sober living program and offer scholarships to the Loudoun County Drug Court that is reopening. We are planning 3 big fundraisers and hope all of you can attend.

Spotlight
03/06/2019

Spotlight

"My daughter was clean for just over a year from using heroin.
She kicked the dragon square in the balls and I didn’t think she was ever gonna look back for it.

She promised me that she’s NEVER going back to H
She said “Daddy, I don’t want to go back to that stuff ever again”.

I remind her what I told her at the Narcan meeting:
“If you can’t kick the dragon for good I will be the one to zip you up, but I will be with you every step of the way when you need me”.

I don’t know why she didn’t call me like she promised.
It hurts so bad that she didn’t call.

Now before you get all pissy with me for saying that I will zip her up, You have got to understand my daughter’s and my relationship.

It’s a loving relationship that shines.

I would ALWAYS be there to bail her out of whatever she got herself into, but now here I was, a father who was desperate for my daughter NEVER TO USE AGAIN and didn’t know how else to put it.

I thought the Love she had for me would keep her from going back to that drug ever again.

Well, that didn’t happen.
At 5:50 pm I got the call from the Det at Eastlake Police that my daughter was found dead in her bed from an overdose.

I immediately fell to my knees in the snow and began to cry like a baby.

I could not believe that my Tigger had done this.
I tell the Det that I am on my way and got there in record time.

STOP READING HERE cause it’s going to be very descriptive.
Just stop here and know I love her and kept my word to her.

... but on the other hand I need everyone to understand how very bad this sh*t is so you NEVER have to experience what we are right now.

I walked up the stairs to her room and there was Karisten sitting in her bed.

She had hit such an lethal dose that when she went into a hemorrhaging arrest that she sat up from her pillows she was propped on in her bed, had her arms straight out with a slight bend at the elbow, fists clenched, with her thumbs tucked under her fingers grasping so tight at what looked like she was trying to grab life back in her.

She was all blue faced,veins out, had a little blood from her nose and her teeth were so tight together that her mouth wouldn’t open.

I was told I couldn’t touch my daughter in case there was any lethal powder still on her.

I ask for gloves and glove up cause I’ll be damned if I’m not going to help my daughter One last time or hug her and let her know I Love her.

Well, I kept my word and spread the bag out and carefully placed her in it to say goodbye to her so they can find out what it was that she took.
I zipped her up in her body bag and helped them carefully place her on the cot.

I’m not looking for pity or trolling for comments.
I just want ALL of you to know that no matter who you are or what you do or how perfect you think someone is, that this Heroin sh*t can come into anybody’s life and destroy it.

Do not be blind to this.
AND DO NOT LET THIS DRUG FOOL YOU!!!

Please, please, please, wrap your arms around your loved ones and let them know how much you care and love them, because tomorrow is never guaranteed and I urge you all to share this post.
Maybe, just maybe, it’ll help another family.

Rest easy Karisten Lyn Shermann.
I miss you so much, my heart is broken, and I LOVE YOU so very very much."

Credit: Tim Sherman

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