Addiction Treatment

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How To Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community

While many elements increase the chances of developing an addiction, there are steps you can take to help mitigate the risk of alcohol and drug abuse in yourself, your family, and your community.  ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION FOR YOURSELF Depending on your genetic makeup, childhood experiences, and mental health status, you may find that …

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Wasatch Crest’s Origin Story: How Two Ultra Runners Embraced Addiction Recovery and Founded an Addiction Treatment Center

Wasatch Crest founder and CEO, Jim Huffman and executive director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, share how they became friends through trail running, embraced addiction recovery, and began Wasatch Crest as an addiction treatment center in Heber City, Utah. To learn more about our addiction treatment programs in Heber City, Utah, reach out. Video Transcript Jim: Hi, my …

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Understanding Overdose: Fatal Consequences, Misconceptions, and Preventive Measures

An overdose occurs when a person consumes a drug or combination of drugs at toxic levels that hinder the body’s ability to carry out vital processes. Overdoses can be fatal and require emergency medical attention. Many drugs, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, and stimulants, can contribute to overdose. The signs of an overdose vary with each …

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Origins of Addiction: Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders

Individuals may be motivated to misuse drugs or alcohol for a variety of reasons including to improve their mood, numb negative emotions, boost their performance, “fit in” socially and satisfy their curiosity. However, not everyone who misuses drugs or alcohol develops an addiction. Many factors influence the risk of struggling with substance abuse, including genetics, …

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What Is Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

Outpatient addiction treatment offers therapeutic care on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis while allowing individuals to remain at home and carry out normal living. Sometimes, however, individuals may attend outpatient levels of care while also participating in transitional living programs, which offer accommodations and support to those rebuilding their lives in recovery. Outpatient addiction …

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What Is Transitional Living?

Often considered a “step down” in their level of care for those who’ve finished residential addiction treatment, a transitional living program offers individuals the opportunity to continue exploring their recovery in a less structured setting. Frequently paired with a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a transitional living program usually involves …

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What Is Residential Addiction Treatment?

Allowing individuals to remove themselves from life stressors, residential addiction treatment offers a stabilizing environment and specialized care for clients to reflect, recenter, and heal. WHO IS RESIDENTIAL ADDICTION TREATMENT FOR? Residential addiction treatment is intended for those in active addiction who wish to stop. Some signs a person may benefit from residential addiction treatment …

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How Nature Can Enhance Addiction Treatment: Exploring the Great Outdoors in Recovery

The mental health benefits of spending time in nature are abundant. Green spaces and outdoor places have been shown to improve one’s entire perspective, including boosting cognitive abilities, diminishing stress, promoting a more positive mood, increasing a sense of empathy, and reducing the risk of struggling with mental health conditions.  Nature can be incorporated into …

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