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The Drawbacks of Dry January vs. the Well-Rounded Nature of Recovery

Ditch Dry January and Embrace Recovery While Dry January can be a way to cut back after holiday indulgence, embrace a healthier lifestyle in the new year, and explore long-term sobriety — the practice is limited in scope. Focusing on abstinence alone generally results in a lackluster, and even ascetic experience.  Recovery is meant for …

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Mental Wellness and Addiction Recovery: 10 Ways To Be Mentally Well This Winter

When you’re mentally well, you’re less likely to feel the urge to use drugs or alcohol and more likely to embrace life sober. Like your physical health, mental health should be cared for which generally requires intentional focus, work and nurturing. Below, explore ideas for ways to stay mentally well this winter.  1- Create a …

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Wasatch Crest Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday

Over fifteen years ago, two long-distance trail runners connected while running the Wasatch 100, an ultramarathon that covers one hundred miles of trails through the Wasatch mountain range. The two runners formed a bond based on their shared passions for long-distance trail running and recovery.  Wasatch Crest’s Founder and CEO Jim Huffman and Clinical Director …

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The Importance of Gratitude

We’ve all been around those people – they seem to have a pretty good life, with lots of money, a good job, people to love and support them, and perfect health – but somehow they still don’t seem grateful for anything. They complain about everything, big and small. That’s not to say they don’t have …

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Are You Covered?: ‘Tis the Season for Open Enrollment

The coming of a new year brings an opportunity to review, update, and change your health insurance coverage. As set forth by the Affordable Care Act, substance abuse treatment is an essential health benefit, which means benefits packages must include comparable coverage of substance abuse treatment.   Tips for Health Insurance Shoppers Don’t Overlook Your …

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Warm Up Your Winter With Acts of Kindness This Holiday Season

The dreary weather of winter and the hecticness of the holiday season can be difficult for anyone, especially individuals in active addiction and early recovery. By practicing kindness, you can find a sense of meaning and purpose while also bringing joy to the people around you, who may also be struggling this holiday season. Shift …

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Attending Addiction Treatment During The Holidays

Wasatch Crest’s growth team members, Matt Borget and Sarah Tucker, discuss their experiences attending treatment during the holidays. Find out why the holiday season may just be the perfect time to seek healing for addiction in their video below.

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