At the start of our using we were just experimenting, or having fun, or finding something to do. It wasn’t serious or anything important. But some of us had some stuff inside that we brought with us to that first time. And some of us found relief. Even that first time. They say a rat … Continued
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When we hear about formal treatment programs for more serious substance problems, we often hear things getting highlighted like the qualifications of staff, their education, experience, credentials, length of service and so forth. What we don’t often hear is something that comes up repeatedly in exit interviews, satisfaction surveys and feedback forms: the impact of … Continued
What’s the best remedy on your toughest day – the day you walk into a residential treatment program for alcohol or drug addiction? The literal people who are the nursing staff are the best remedy. You don’t have to take our word for it. The best remedy is the same answer that keeps showing up … Continued
When we’re driving our car and it starts making funny noises, or starts shaking pretty bad, we shouldn’t just keep going and never take the car in. We take the car in and get it worked on to prevent something worse. Taking the car in does require some time and effort. But it takes a … Continued
Can you name the one department at Pavillon that patients and staff say they appreciate and value the most? The one that supports and encourages? The one that is the most positively infectious and lifts others? The one recognized by all staff in all departments as the one that’s full of super-positive energy, love, compassion, … Continued
Many cultures have created and used labyrinths over the long course of human history. Farther back in history, they were used to help people connect and re-connect with the earth. They were located outdoors. Later on in history, some faith communities have used them to help the person get close to their Higher Power, or … Continued
Have you ever felt like you needed a positive boost from others who could really relate? Sometimes one way to get that is to reach out, and get around others. Sometimes one way to get that is to lend a hand behind the scenes. Sometimes one way to get that is to help someone who … Continued
Are you having a hard time with a loved one who is experiencing problems with substance use? Are you struggling to stay well and be your best version of yourself, while someone close to you is using alcohol or other chemicals? Do you have a hard time maintaining healthy boundaries? Attending the Pavillon Family … Continued
The Pavillon substance use disorder treatment center in Mill Spring, North Carolina, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Bennett as their new CEO. Prior to this position, Ms. Bennett served Pavillon for the last nine years as COO. Ms. Bennett is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina and is … Continued
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary with a spotlight on what makes us so different and successful. Then, we realized that we’ve never shared the history of Pavillon. For example, did you know that Pavillon is much older than 25 years? It’s true! Pavillon was an established addiction treatment center in Canada long before … Continued