Month: March 2022

Spring Break Sober

The Dangers of Spring Break Binge Drinking With the season of spring break upon us, it can be beneficial to reflect on what it means to abuse substances, especially as it relates to alcohol, a drug that society largely regards with ambivalence. Although harmful to mental and physical health, binge drinking is a behavior that …

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What’s Cooking at Wasatch: Chef Mirza’s Saint Patrick’s Day Feast

Wasatch Crest’s Head Chef, Mirza Miljkovich, prepared corned beef and cabbage for our clients this St. Patrick’s Day. You can watch Mirza’s video tutorial for his corned beef and cabbage meal here. The complete recipe is below. Good luck! Ingredients 4-pound uncooked brisket, pre-brined for corned beef ¼ cup of brown sugar Corned beef spice …

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The Mental Health Benefits of Finding Your Creative Side

We all used to do art projects in school, and maybe you decided pretty quickly that art was not your strong suit. Perhaps you never really got beyond drawing stick figures. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable stringing two sentences together, and you know you aren’t brave enough to try sculpting or painting. But no matter …

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The Opioid Overdose Crisis

The opioid overdose crisis is serious, widespread, and tragic. According to the CDC: From 1999 to 2019, there were almost 500,000 opioid overdose deaths. Over 70% of drug overdose deaths in 2019 involved an opioid. Opioid-involved death rates increased by over 6% between 2018 and 2019. Synthetic opioid-involved death rates increased by over 15%. Wasatch …

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Honoring International Women’s Day

Celebrating The Women of Wasatch Crest Meet some of the amazing women of Wasatch Crest and find out what drives their passion for recovery. Meet Wasatch Crest’s Primary Counselor, Kaydawn Mecham, SUDC Meet Wasatch Crest’s Lead Medical Technician and Recovery Advocate, Lauren Colvin

Self-Harm and Addiction: Overcoming Self-Destructive Behaviors

WHAT IS SELF-HARM? Self-harm occurs when a person purposely hurts themself, many times as a desperate attempt to seek relief from emotional pain. By definition, self-harm is non-fatal, but the behavior is closely linked to suicidal ideation and actions, so any self-injurious behaviors should be taken seriously and attended to by mental health professionals.  While …

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Why You Should Unplug From Technology to Recharge Your Recovery

TECHNOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH According to the Pew Research Center, about 30% of U.S. adults report being ‘almost constantly’ online. Excessive screen time can contribute to social withdrawal, disrupt sleep patterns, and encourage physical inactivity, all of which can impact a person’s overall mindstate and be harmful to addiction recovery. In fact, according to the …

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