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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 …

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Get Creative With Therapy: The Role of Art and Music in Addiction Treatment

Wasatch Crest incorporates art and music into our addiction treatment therapy. In this presentation, Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC covers: -What music and art therapy is -Why music and art should be incorporated into treatment and recovery. -How to lead music and art therapy sessions. -Successful case studies of clients who’ve experienced music …

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For Immediate Release: Wasatch Crest Treatment Unveils New Women’s Recovery Residence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wasatch Crest Treatment Unveils New Women’s Recovery Residence in Heber City, UT HEBER CITY, Utah (May 2021) — Wasatch Crest Treatment opens a women’s recovery residence in Heber City, Utah, this month. Nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range and just a few minutes from Wasatch Crest’s main seven-acre campus, …

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Incorporating Spirituality into Addiction Treatment and Recovery

A spiritual practice can be an integral element to a healthy, well-rounded recovery. Spiritual connection can open us up to being vulnerable, deepen our connection with others, help us stay grounded, and give us a higher purpose. We offer our clients a variety of non-denomination experiences to allow them to explore the concept of spirituality …

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Transcend Talk Therapy: The Benefits of Incorporating Movement and Nature Into Addiction Treatment

Wasatch Crest’s clinical team discusses the benefits of taking therapy sessions to the trails. They cover: -How and why to take therapy outside of the office and onto the trail -How hiking and nature can help patients open up and heal -How to guide clients to find a spiritual connection in nature Watch the discussion …

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Utah Stories: Recovering from Substance Abuse in Isolation

Utah Stories covered Wasatch Crest in a story on how the pandemic has affected addiction recovery. Find an excerpt from the article by journalist Cathy McKitrick below. “Recovering outside Wasatch Crest Treatment, founded by Jim Huffman in late 2016, has two assets working in its favor: a stunning natural setting and a host of outdoor …

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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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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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