Recovering From Problem Drinking and Alcoholism

Ever wondered what the difference is between problem drinking and alcoholism? Now you have your answer. Watch Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director Rich McDonald, CMHC, take on the topic below. About the Author Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC is Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director. Rich has created a clinical culture that empowers clients to rewrite their stories and develop …

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How to Help Sober Living Clients Secure Employment

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Uinta Sober Living Director Tyson Allred discuss strategies for preparing clients for employment post-treatment. You can watch their discussion below. When I completed treatment, I was in this limbo, caught between my old life and my new life, and I wasn’t sure how to navigate it. Securing …

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Cooking With Mirza: Simple St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Wasatch Crest’s Head Chef, Mirza Miljkovich, prepared corned beef and cabbage for our clients this St. Patrick’s Day. The meal is easy to recreate at home. You can watch Mirza’s video tutorial for his simple corned beef and cabbage meal here. The complete recipe is below. Best o’ luck to you! Ingredients *Makes a St. …

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Understanding Meth Addiction

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director Rich McDonald, CMHC, discussed meth addiction, treatment, and recovery. You can watch his full presentation below. About the Author Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC is Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director. Rich has created a clinical culture that empowers clients to rewrite their stories and develop meaningful lives. Rich brings over 25 years of leadership …

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How to Prevent Relapse

Wasatch Crest’s Alumni Coordinator Becky Wheelock, CPSS, talks about the importance of creating a relapse prevention plan and gives advice on how to maintain your recovery. You can watch her discussion below. Addiction treatment creates a safe bubble for clients that is necessary for their stabilization and initial healing. When individuals leave treatment, they face …

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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 …

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The Healthy Role of Hobbies in Addiction Recovery

In the following presentation, Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Director of Recreational Therapy Adelinn Cook, TRS, CTRS, discuss how hobbies can help pave the way for a life of passion and purpose in addiction recovery. About the Author Adelinn Cook, BS, TRS, CTRS is Wasatch Crest’s Director of Recreational Therapy. She is …

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