You Don’t Have to Hit “Rock Bottom” to Want to Recover

We often hear people talk about addiction of any kind as having to burn itself out by the addict reaching “rock bottom.” While that can be true – some people do need to arrive at a place where it is no longer sustainable for them to continue on the path they are on – it …

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. Mental health is one of the major contributing factors to addiction. That’s why, at Wasatch Crest, we offer dual diagnosis treatment. You cannot resolve addiction if you do not treat the underlying mental health crisis that precipitates it. Mental Disorders That May Occur Because of Addiction Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), …

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Don’t Apologize for Staying Away from People Who Enabled You

Recovery is not a destination; it is a way of life. Remaining in recovery requires you to make not just immediate changes to your life, like avoiding alcohol and drugs and getting physically healthy, but to make long-term changes to your life. What do those long-term changes look like? It depends on the person, but …

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Addiction Recovery Is Physical and Mental

It’s been a long, cold winter. But if you’ve been suffering from addiction, the winter can be even colder and longer. Many addicts end up on the street and homeless, suffering from the ill-effects of exposure in addition to the damage from their addiction. Spring can be a time of renewal, and for the addict …

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Addiction Treatment

4 Ways Nature Helps with Addiction Recovery

Feeling the sunshine fall across your shoulders can be a wonderful feeling, but if you have just fought your way back from the brink of addiction, possibly spending time in jail or the hospital or homeless on the streets, there can be sweet bliss in reconnecting with nature as a part of your recovery process. …

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An Update About Coronavirus

Dear Colleagues, Clients, and Friends, At Wasatch Crest, safety is our utmost priority. With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we are following all available information and recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health, Wasatch County Health Department, and the Joint Commission. As this situation evolves …

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The Role of Gratitude in Recovery

When a person has been through addiction, hit rock bottom, found the strength to seek help, and has overcome the addiction and can start to rebuild their life, they often feel a great deal of gratitude. That feeling of gratitude can be very healing, and while it’s important that the recovering addict recognize the people …

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