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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“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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Experiential Therapy at Wasatch Crest

What is experiential therapy? Experiential therapy uses art, music, sports, games, and relaxation to assist clients in the improvement of their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Therapists work to decrease and eliminate barriers to participation in leisure and recreation activities. They also help clients reintegrate into a vibrant, active community. Experiential therapy enhances people’s independence …

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