Hello everyone. It’s great to be back at Inspirations for Youth and Families and the Cove Center for Recovery and I am honored to write this message from the CEO to all of you that have supported us with such dedication and unconditional support.

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                   Dr. James Hughes

After being on sabbatical for eight months, where I had an opportunity to treat Mexican police, military, and civilians from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) in Juarez, Mexico, where drug cartels our terrorizing the city; it is great to return as the CEO for Inspirations for Youth and Families teen addiction treatment center as well as the Cove Center for Recovery adult drug and alcohol rehab.

I returned to work here for one simple reason – I believe both Inspirations and the Cove provide superior services not matched by any other treatment facility in the nation.

I am also convinced that our unique practice of taking our clients on day-trips including deep-water fishing expeditions, professional sports events and even a simple drive to the beach is a difference maker in their ultimate recovery. We call this recreational therapy which prepares our clients for reentry into the real world when they are discharged. Recreational therapy has been attributed to greatly reducing the relapse rates for those in recovery.

When it comes to education – Inspirations Academic Program provides teens in our residential drug, alcohol and behavioral treatment center the opportunity to continue their high school academics and keep on track or get back on track while in treatment. We also offer our clients a wide range of treatment modalities including art, music, and drama therapy.

I returned to work here for one simple reason – I believe both Inspirations and the Cove provide superior services not matched by any other treatment facility in the nation.

Dr. James Hughes, CEO of Inspirations for Youth and Families and the Cove Center for Recovery

On top of all of these outstanding programs; we practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). For those unfamiliar with these technical terms, CBT works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment which is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for both teens and adults.

EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

Perhaps, what I am most pleased about coming back to is our phenomenal team of psychiatrists, internists, clinical directors, primary therapists, and technicians as well as all the others that make Inspirations and the Cove such a special place to work, where we have had so much success saving lives and guiding people on the road back to recovery.

Once again, it is great to be back and if you find yourself at either Inspirations or the Cove, please make it a point to stop by my office to say hello.