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Beating the Winter Blues

With the cold temperatures, less daylight, and more time spent inside, it is no wonder that the winter can be a difficult time for many people. In fact, this issue is so widespread that it is a recognized psychological problem, known as seasonal affective disorder. This disorder is characterized by feelings of depression, fatigue, isolation, …

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What’s Cooking at Wasatch: London Broil on a Budget

London Broil doesn’t have anything to do with London, but it’s still a delicious and budget-friendly meal that’ll impress your dinner guests.  London Broil With Sweet Potatoes and Leafy Greens *Makes Dinner for Two Ingredients Protein:  Choose a flank steak, skirt steak, or sirloin steak Marinade: ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce  …

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Clinical Conversations: Medical Oversight in Addiction Treatment

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Nurse, Suzie Ware, RN, discuss medical monitoring during inpatient addiction treatment. Watch their full presentation below. About the Author Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC, has created a clinical culture that empowers clients to rewrite their stories and develop meaningful lives. Rich brings over 25 years of leadership …

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Watch: Dry January With Rich McDonald, CMHC

Fox 13 Salt Lake City hosted our Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, to discuss rising pandemic-related addiction rates and the opportunity for sobriety in the new year. Watch the entire segment below.   More than 1 in 5 Americans are avoiding alcohol to start the new year. During the pandemic, the number of fatal overdoses …

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Find Your Light: Celebrating Human Dignity in Addiction & Recovery

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Wasatch Crest’s Alumni Coordinator, Becky Wheelock, discusses rediscovering self-worth in addiction recovery. Martin Luther King, Jr. highlighted the dignity of all people, despite their background. When someone is struggling with substance abuse, it can be difficult for them to remember their worth. When I was in facing …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Those Recovering From Addiction

January is typically a time for people to take a step back, evaluate their lives, and to think about the possibilities for the new year. If you are recovering from addiction, there is no better time to think about how you will make the upcoming months your best yet. Here are some resolutions to consider. …

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“I’m in the best mind space of my entire life.” — Livy’s Recovery Story

Livy, a Wasatch Crest graduate, shared her recovery story with us. Read her inspiring narrative below. I had a lot of childhood trauma, and I started using substances at a really young age. I began taking pills at eleven years old, drinking at twelve years old, using heroin at 18 years old, and using meth …

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Clinical Conversations: Helping clients and colleagues cope with COVID-19 anxiety

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, discusses ways to help colleagues and clients cope with the pandemic’s mental health effects. Watch his full presentation below. Dealing With Collective Trauma The pandemic has resulted in collective trauma for all of us. When a large group of people suffers from massive trauma, there is a shared …

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