Recovery is not a destination – it’s a journey, and it will last the rest of your life. Once you take steps to overcome your addiction, it doesn’t just magically disappear. Recovery – and the choices you make to stay in recovery – become something of a companion. And every day that you wake up […]
Alice Miller, world renowned psychologist and author, studied the impact of all kinds of child abuse on the human psyche. In her book, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth, she says, “What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a
Wasatch Crest’s Director of Utilization Review and Primary Therapist, Lindsay Fenton, CMHC, discusses strategies for efficiently securing insurance coverage of substance abuse treatment.
WebMD spoke to Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC, about heroin withdrawal symptoms. Here’s a preview of what Rich had to say: “’A major concern with heroin withdrawal is dehydration and the desperate emotional state that accompanies the process,’ adds Rich McDonald, clinical director at Wasatch Crest Treatment Services. ‘Even if the withdrawal
When we look at relapse patterns, 99.9 percent of the time, clients report that they stopped working their program prior to relapsing. This means that they stopped putting their recovery first, maybe by not attending meetings or their outpatient treatment sessions. That’s when the relapse starts—when individuals start to disengage with their recovery regimen, not
By Wasatch Crest Program Graduate and Team Member Gary Lott Wasatch Crest program graduate and team member, Gary Lott, shared his addiction recovery story. You can watch and read his story below. My substance abuse started when I was seventeen, but it wasn’t until 2012 that my life was completely in shambles. That year is
When we’re in active addiction, we become accustomed to numbing painful emotions by engaging in behaviors that provide instant gratification. In recovery, we must learn to shed the urge to “escape” feelings of discomfort and become comfortable sitting with them. Luckily, mindfulness is a simple and effective tool that can provide a variety of benefits,
By Wasatch Crest Team Member Austin R. Wasatch Crest team member, Austin R., shared his addiction recovery story with us. You can read his full narrative below. At 21 years old, I woke up on a dirty bathroom floor. I was so high on drugs and alcohol that I couldn’t even move. I didn’t have
Wasatch Crest’s Founder and CEO, Jim Huffman, and Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, discuss leadership strategies that have proved helpful in the substance abuse treatment field. Watch their presentation below.
By Wasatch Crest Program Graduate and Team Member Tyson Allred Wasatch Crest program graduate and team member, Tyson Allred, shared his addiction recovery story. You can watch and read his story below. My name is Tyson, and like most people who struggle with a substance use disorder, I dealt with some traumatic experiences at an