Month: February 2021

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The Healthy Role of Hobbies in Addiction Recovery

In the following presentation, Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Director of Recreational Therapy Adelinn Cook, TRS, CTRS, discuss how hobbies can help pave the way for a life of passion and purpose in addiction recovery. About the Author Adelinn Cook, BS, TRS, CTRS is Wasatch Crest’s Director of Recreational Therapy. She is …

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How to Make Time and Find the Resources for Leisure in Recovery

Wasatch Crest’s Director of Recreational Therapy Adelinn Cook, BS, TRS, CTRS, discusses the importance of making time for adventure, leisure, and self-care during recovery. She provides expert tips on how to stay active and inspired in your new life of freedom. You can watch her discussion below. What is leisure? Leisure is freedom from the …

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What’s Cooking at Wasatch: Pork Chops Diane Recipe for a Winter Week Night Meal

This winter, Wasatch Crest Head Chef Mirza Miljkovic is serving hearty, nourishing comfort food. His home-cooked meals give our clients the strength they need to get healthy after years of addiction. You can recreate Mirza’s Pork Chops Diane dish with his recipe below. You can also watch Mirza make this winter staple here. Ingredients *Makes …

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Recreational Therapy as an Evidence-Based Treatment Approach

Wasatch Crest’s Director of Recreational Therapy Adelinn Cook, BS, TRS, CTRS, provides an overview of recreational therapy. You can watch her full presentation below. About the Author Adelinn Cook, BS, TRS, CTRS is Wasatch Crest’s Director of Recreational Therapy. She is the curator of Wasatch Crest’s robust recreational therapy program, which includes adventure therapy outings, …

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“I realized that I could have a normal life.” — Randy’s Recovery Story

I’ve been using since I was seven years old. I grew up around bikers. As a kid, I stole booze, smoked weed, and sold them both. In high school, I progressed to using and selling cocaine. After high school, I drank a lot and was introduced to methamphetamines. When I was 21, I was arrested …

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Recreational Therapy at Wasatch Crest

It’s International Recreational Therapy Month In honor of International Recreational Therapy Month, Wasatch Crest’s Director of Recreational Therapy, Adelinn Cook, TRS, CTRS, shares details about our robust recreational therapy program. You can watch her full presentation below. What do recreational therapists do? Recreational therapists use art, music, sports, games, and relaxation to assist clients in …

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