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How Women Recover: Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery for Women

Men and women experience addiction and approach recovery differently. In this presentation, our Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Program Director, Jessica Keddington discuss —

  • Why women struggle with addiction differently than men
  • The specific needs of women during treatment and recovery
  • Why gender-specific transitional living is beneficial
  • What clients can expect while attending our Uinta women’s transitional living program
Watch: How Women Recover — Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery for Women

About the Authors

Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC — Clinical Director

As the leader of Wasatch Crest’s clinical program, Rich has created a clinical culture that empowers clients to rewrite their stories and develop meaningful lives. Rich brings over 25 years of leadership experience and ten years working in the recovery community.

Leading with respect, accountability, and acceptance, Rich embodies Wasatch Crest’s human-centric treatment approach. He’s passionate about incorporating nature into recovery and is dedicated to helping clients build lives worth staying sober for.

Rich is an avid trail runner and has successfully competed in many marathons, ultra marathons, and 100-mile trail races.

Jessica Keddington — Interim Program Director

Jessica works closely with clients and their families to make the admissions process as seamless as possible. In long-term recovery herself, Jessica was drawn to the field because she wanted to help individuals struggling with substance abuse like she was helped. With over ten years of experience working in the substance abuse treatment space, Jessica is passionate about providing a voice to people suffering from addiction and helping them onto a new path. Jessica is from Southern California. She’s a certified yoga teacher, loves gardening, and is studying to be a nurse.

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