Reflections: A journey of mental health and community

Reflections on Meaningful Work in Recovery


Working Toward Wellness has long been the refrain at Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community, and it is our Work Program that provides the structure to help residents progress on their journey to wellness.

The Changing Role of Families in Successful Recovery

The Spring Lake Ranch community was pleased to host author and therapist Krissy Pozatek, LICSW, at our 2018 Fall Family Weekend. Krissy, a Vermonter and licensed Clinical Social Worker, draws upon over ten years of experience in wilderness therapy and adolescent treatment in writing her book: 

The Marijuana Gamble for the Young Adult Brain (ages 14-25)

Last month we attended the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders. This conference is in its 31st year and we have been proud to be sponsors for 10 years now. Each year we not only go to exhibit and spread the word about Spring Lake Ranch but to attend the many workshops offered by renowned psychiatrists and psychologists from across the country. Over the years we have learned the latest about various clinical approaches and or aspects of addiction and mental health. There has been a focus on trauma, opiates, process (device) addictions as well as modalities like cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, the efficacy of twelve step meetings and motivational interviewing. This year we went to several workshops on medical marijuana.