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Date:2/6/2009

SEYMOUR, Tenn., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is a special holiday that celebrates the love a person feels for the one closest to them. What happens when the person you love is in pain? Sometimes the only real way to show you care involves medical treatment or intervention. Choices like these, that are seemingly void of romance, are some of the hardest and most important loving gestures a person can give another. The emotional struggle of realizing a loved one needs medical help that can only be administered by a professional is a selfless gesture of compassion and support. And although Valentine's Day does not seem to be the ideal time to make such a difficult decision, this outpouring of love may be the best Valentine's gift one can offer someone in need of treatment.

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"It can be terribly hard for people to watch the one they love go through the day to day struggles that addiction, depression and trauma can bring. They want to be able to fix the problems for them, but the truth is, they need specialized medical attention to help them cope with the struggles that have become overwhelming," said Jacqueline Dawes, founder and owner of Brookhaven Retreat, a multidisciplinary treatment facility for women.

Sending a loved one to a treatment center is one of the hardest decisions anyone will have to make. During the holiday, many people put off discussing the necessity of treatment. People may think that the discussion will add stress or worry, when in fact the added stress of the season may be a catalyst for further addiction or depression. Many are plagued with denial, uncertainties about the effectiveness of the program or the inability of the center to provide the individual attention their loved on deserves.

"At Brookhaven Retreat we have an incredible ratio of therapists to clients," said Dawes. "We know that every woman is someone's Valentine, and deserves to be treated with loving care. It's something that sets us apart, and something we are most proud of."

Brookhaven Retreat is a fully accredited and certified dual-diagnosis treatment center located in Seymour, Tennessee. It offers modern, holistic care with compassion and respect from it's highly trained expert staff of licensed therapists, MDs, RNs, nurse practitioners and LPNs. Brookhaven Retreat's mission is to give each woman the tools she needs to feel safe, accepted, complete, self confident, valuable and comfortable in her own skin through skilled therapy, life coaching and medical management.

Some people will never be faced with the decision of sending a loved one to receive treatment. But for the ones that are faced with this daunting challenge there are people available to help. A Brookhaven Retreat client liaison is available to discuss these difficult choices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These liaisons can provide a nonjudgmental, positive outlet for understanding what the best course of action may be.

For more information call 877-817-3422 or visit www.brookhavenretreat.com.

About Brookhaven Retreat

Brookhaven Retreat is a unique, voluntary residential treatment facility specially designed to help women overcome emotional trauma or addiction challenges. The fully accredited and certified dual-diagnosis center is America's premier treatment center for emotional trauma and addiction and offers female-specific treatment. Located on 48 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, it offers modern, holistic care with compassion and respect from a highly trained expert staff of licensed therapists, physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses. Visit www.brookhavenretreat.com for more information.


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