Month: August 2022

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Forgive Yourself

Everyone makes mistakes, but what if you’ve made a mistake and you can’t seem to let yourself get past it? Believe it or not, beating yourself up over a past mistake isn’t a healthy way to go through life. The trick is to figure out why you did whatever you did and then to learn from …

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Understanding Overdose: Fatal Consequences, Misconceptions, and Preventive Measures

An overdose occurs when a person consumes a drug or combination of drugs at toxic levels that hinder the body’s ability to carry out vital processes. Overdoses can be fatal and require emergency medical attention. Many drugs, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, and stimulants, can contribute to overdose. The signs of an overdose vary with each …

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Origins of Addiction: Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders

Individuals may be motivated to misuse drugs or alcohol for a variety of reasons including to improve their mood, numb negative emotions, boost their performance, “fit in” socially and satisfy their curiosity. However, not everyone who misuses drugs or alcohol develops an addiction. Many factors influence the risk of struggling with substance abuse, including genetics, …

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What’s Wasatch Crest Reading? Our Favorite Books on Addiction, Recovery, and Mental Wellness

Our team members shared the reads that have deepened their understanding of addiction and inspired their recovery journeys. You can explore their selected titles below and maybe even add a couple to your reading list.  A Million Little Pieces  by James Frey “At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to …

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