Springboard Center opens fitness facility (NewsWest 9)

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) –
A local addiction treatment center is hoping to give their clients a leg-up on the road to recovery.

The Springboard Center in Midland opened up the Fred Westmoreland Fitness Center on Tuesday.

The center is a 1,200-square foot space filled with treadmills, bikes, free weights and more.

They say it’s all to help reduce the stress of their patients and provide something for them to focus on for the future.

“We always assume healing with the clinical aspect. You know they go to programs, they do different education classes and they meet with their counselors. But fitness is really is an important adjunct to their treatment as well. So we wanted to have a dedicated space for the clients to come and work out, just like everyone else,” said Karissa Kienast with The Springboard Center.

The Springboard Center says that whenever a client comes to them for help they set a fitness goal at the start of treatment to give patients an opportunity to reach an attainable goal by the end of their treatment.

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Fitness Center Update

We are excited to announce that construction has started on the Fred Westmoreland Fitness Center! Over the next few months we will share updates and photos so you can see the progress.

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On behalf of our clients, thank you for your generous support of this project.

Springboard Attends 2016 TAAP Conference

A few of our staff members had the opportunity to attend the Forty Second Annual State TAAP Conference on Addiction Studies August 11-13. Held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas, the conference brings together addiction professionals from across the state. It is a wonderful opportunity to network with other treatment centers and attend educational sessions. Attending this year’s conference were Executive Director Steve Thomason, Admissions Director Josh Barnett, Discharge Coordinator Marlena Estrada and Business Development Specialist John Cottle.

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In addition to a booth showcasing our programs and services, Springboard had an opportunity this year to sponsor the food and beverages for a show featuring comedian & inspirational speaker Mark Lundholm.

Comedian & Inspirational Speaker Mark Lundholm

From L-R: Josh Barnett, Admissions Director; Marlena Estrada, Discharge Coordinator; Comedian Mark Lundholm; John Cottle, Business Development Specialist

Thank you to the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. It was a wonderful event and we can’t wait to see everyone again next year!

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Springboard Sober Living Now Open

The Springboard Center is proud to announce that the men’s Sober Living House is now open, and the women’s house will be opening soon! Named after our good friend Eric Button, The Button House is now accepting admissions.

Please contact us at 432-620-0255 for more information.

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Audrey Foster Pavillion Ceremony

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On June 17th, a ceremony was held in honor of the donation of the Audrey Foster Pavillion.  The beautiful new addition will serve as a meeting   space for outside group sessions, social gatherings, and outside dining.  The Springboard Center would like to thank the Foster family for this much needed space for the growth of our clientele.

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Addiction Treatment in Midland – Midland Reporter-Telegram Article May 17, 2015

Almost everyone knows an individual that has an issue with alcohol or drugs, but many do not know what to do to get that person the help they desperately need. Fortunately, the staff at the Springboard Center does know how to help.

Almost everyone knows an individual that has an issue with alcohol or drugs, but many do not know what to do to get that person the help they desperately need. Fortunately, the staff at the Springboard Center does know how to help. The mission of the Springboard Center is to restore health and dignity to individuals and families by providing quality treatment and counseling for alcoholism and drug addictions to the residents of the Permian basin and beyond and to raise the level of community awareness concerning substance abuse.

This is done through scientifically proven treatment models including holistic remedies administered by a multi-disciplinary staff as well as outreach into the community. There is no “miracle cure” or “one size fits all” treatment to combat addictive disease. To this end, the staff at the Springboard Center treats each client on an individual basis to arrest the addictive disease that is currently ravaging their life. For most people this begins with a medical detoxification program to remove any mind altering chemicals from the

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The Springboard Center & Texas Tech Health Sciences of the Permian Basin

Texa Tech PB logoThe Springboard Center and Texas Tech Physicians of the Permian basin have partnered together to enhance the knowledge and education in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Dr. Dennis Shaughnessy, MD and Dr. Shailesh Jain, MD join together for this unique collaboration to offer medical students the opportunity to gain insight into medical detoxification and addiction behavioral health. The Springboard Center hopes to share substance abuse awareness with the future medical professionals of the Permian Basin.

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Interview with New Director, Steve Thomason LMSW LCDC with Midland Reporter Telegram

The topic of addiction can be a tricky one. How do you identify, classify or treat it? Steve Thomason, the new executive director of Midland’s Springboard Center, said he is out to clear up any misunderstandings. Read more: Springboard Center’s new director focuses on expanding care, education

The topic of addiction can be a tricky one. How do you identify, classify or treat it? Steve Thomason, the new executive director of Midland’s Springboard Center, said he is out to clear up any misunderstandings.
Read more: Springboard Center’s new director focuses on expanding care, education

The topic of addiction can be a tricky one. How do you identify, classify or treat it? Steve Thomason, the new executive director of Midland’s Springboard Center, said he is out to clear up any misunderstandings.

“There’s a misperception in society that 30 days treatment is good, that’s all there is to it and it really isn’t,” Thomason said. “When someone is coming into addiction treatment, they usually have a few years of experience with that addiction, many times 20 to 30.
“When you think about it logically for a second, if a person has been active in an addiction for 20 years and their brain, emotions and body are used to that chemical — whether it’s alcohol or drugs — and they are using that to cope with stress and emotions like depression and anger, to think that 30 days versus 20 years, five years, even two years, how is someone going to affect a change in only 30 days to not go back to using?”

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