How Service Can Help Keep You Sober

An important tenant of addiction recovery is giving back what was freely given to you, which is where service comes in. Service gives us the opportunity to step outside of ourselves, allows us to stay in the present moment, integrates us into the community, and increases our sense of gratitude.

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Alumni Coordinator Becky Wheelock, CPSS, discuss how service can help keep clients sober. You can watch their presentation below.


About the Authors

Clinical Director Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC 

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.

Alumni Coordinator Becky Wheelock, CPSS

Becky facilitates our Wasatch Warriors alumni organization. She works closely with Wasatch Crest alumni, staying in touch with them, hosting alumni events, and planning alumni meetings. Becky has worked in the recovery field for over three years. She is proud to be part of a team that is invested in changing people’s lives. She feels fortunate to be able to celebrate our Wasatch Warriors and watch them enjoy their lives again.

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