Month: April 2022

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The Power of Microgoals

Have you ever heard of microgoals? They are a deceptively simple way to help yourself when you feel overwhelmed and anxious. They are also a great way to train yourself to be in the moment. Read on for more information about microgoals and what they can do for you. What are microgoals? We all have days …

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Prescription Drug Abuse: The Dangers of Prescription Opioid, Stimulant, and Depressant Abuse

Almost half of the American adult population uses prescription drugs, and almost six percent of Americans misuse prescription drugs. When abused, prescription drugs can disrupt one’s ability to carry out daily activities and enjoy a fulfilling life. Additionally, the abuse of prescription drugs can have dangerous and fatal consequences.  WHAT IS PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE? Intending …

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Move More: How Physical Activity Can Strengthen Addiction Recovery

Research shows that for those in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD), physical exercise increases abstinence rates, eases withdrawal symptoms, and reduces anxiety and depression. In other words, by participating in enjoyable movement activities, you can improve your mental and physical health while furthering your recovery. You may even discover your new favorite pastime.  WAYS …

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Discovering Recovery From Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse

A TWO-WAY RELATIONSHIP Sexual assault is strongly associated with substance abuse. In a study involving substance abuse detoxification patients, 72% of the individuals reported experiencing past physical or sexual abuse.  A two-way relationship exists between sexual assault and substance abuse, with each heightening the risk of experiencing the other. The intoxicating effects of drugs and …

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Substance Abuse: A Treatable Public Health Issue

Twenty-two million Americans struggled with a drug or alcohol problem in 2005. In 2014, close to 50,000 people died from a drug overdose. With many cumulative consequences, the widespread issue of substance abuse has public health implications for communities, regions, and nations. Some of the public health implications of addiction include: Teenage pregnancy Adolescents who …

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Endurance Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Endurance exercise allows individuals to challenge themselves, embrace new experiences, and connect with others. In this presentation, discover the power of endurance, adventure, and community-based fitness in addiction recovery as well as how movement, exercise, and athleticism can foster healing and overall well-being. Featured Panelists: Executive Director of Wasatch Crest Rich McDonald CMHC Co-Founders of …

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