Year: 2020

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What’s Cooking at Wasatch: Christmas Surf and Turf

Chef Mirza’s Christmas Surf & Turf Wasatch Crest’s Head Chef, Mirza Miljkovich, cooked up a Christmas feast for our clients. He made his signature surf and turf with broccolini and root vegetables. Pick up some holiday tricks and tips from his Christmas cooking tutorial below.  Stray away from the traditional holiday turkey and ham this …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

It is estimated that over 3% of Americans suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and 40% of these adults have developed an alcohol use disorder to try and numb the pain. You may have heard about PTSD regarding veterans returning from combat and other stressful situations, but anyone who has had a traumatic experience can …

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Clinical Conversations: Keeping Alumni Connected

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Alumni Coordinator, Becky Wheelock, discuss the Wasatch Warriors alumni program. Watch their full presentation below. In early recovery, it can be difficult for newly sober individuals to decide where they fit in. Wasatch Crest’s Alumni Coordinator holds an exit interview with each graduate to get a feel …

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The Provo Daily Herald: Equine Therapy at Wasatch Crest

The Provo Daily Herald covered Wasatch Crest’s new equine therapy program. Find an excerpt from the article below. “Rich McDonald, clinical director for Wasatch Crest Treatment Center, believes horses are intuitive creatures and that they understand just what many of his clients need. Wasatch Crest, located in Heber City, works mostly with people experiencing addictions …

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“I started to live again.” — Joe’s Recovery Story

I was born addicted to drugs. As a baby, I was adopted by a family in Sandy, UT, where I grew up. Throughout my life, I struggled with drugs and alcohol and was in and out of treatment centers. The first times that I attended treatment, I thought that they were going to do everything …

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Why You Should Work With a Sponsor in Recovery

Once a person has completed residential treatment, day treatment, or intensive outpatient treatment, recovery does not end. Addiction treatment is a valuable step in the recovery journey, but recovery is a life-long process that involves more than just getting off of a substance. Newly recovered individuals have access to support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics …

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Pairing Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy

At Wasatch Crest Treatment, our mindfulness therapy is somewhat of a hybrid, merging cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness. Since this month’s first blog delved into the basics of mindfulness therapy, let’s get into how we add in cognitive behavioral therapy in November’s second blog. What is cognitive behavioral therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is short- …

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Recover Out Loud: How to Advocate for Recovery Resources

Over the past several years the opioid epidemic has received local, state and national coverage. The crisis in the United States has forced the public and our politicians to take a closer look at how addiction is impacting every area of our society. Even with this coverage, addiction remains a topic that carries with it …

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