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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Clinical Conversations: Medical Oversight in Addiction Treatment

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, and Nurse, Suzie Ware, RN, discuss medical monitoring during inpatient addiction treatment. Watch their full presentation below. About the Author Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC, 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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New Year’s Resolutions for Those Recovering From Addiction

January is typically a time for people to take a step back, evaluate their lives, and to think about the possibilities for the new year. If you are recovering from addiction, there is no better time to think about how you will make the upcoming months your best yet. Here are some resolutions to consider. …

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The Benefits of Maintaining Efficient Communication Channels With Clients’ Healthcare Providers

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, discusses methods for maintaining clear communication channels between healthcare providers and the recovery center. You can watch Rich’s presentation below. A full continuum of care is necessary for successful, long-term recovery. Clear communication channels between providers and the recovery center ensure clients are supported throughout the substance abuse …

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Treating the Whole Person, Not Just the Addict

Alice Miller, world renowned psychologist and author, studied the impact of all kinds of child abuse on the human psyche. In her book, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth, she says, “What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a …

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