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Five Reasons You Should Attend Addiction Treatment This Holiday Season

Instead of struggling through the holidays while facing addiction, consider embracing recovery. Here’s why you should attend addiction treatment this holiday season: 1 – Relax during the holiday rush. The pressure to buy gifts, attend events, and ensure the holidays are enjoyable can be stressful for anyone, especially if you’re struggling with addiction — and …

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The Brain and Addiction: Treating Addiction as a Psychological Illness

Want to learn more about how the brain and addiction influence each other? In this video, Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, discusses treating addiction as a psychological illness. He covers: Addiction as a psychological illness How addiction changes the brain Environmental and genetic risk factors for addiction Combatting the perception of addiction as …

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Treatment Magazine: Words of Wisdom on International Overdose Awareness Day

In honor of Overdose Awareness Day, Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, sat down with Treatment Magazine to discuss the issue of overdose and how to prevent it. An excerpt is included below, and you can read the full article by Jenny Diedrich here. “We caught up with a treatment professional to gather some …

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center

Wasatch Crest Business Development Representative, Josh Barker, lays out the top questions individuals should ask when choosing a treatment center. You can watch his presentation and read his questions below.   Questions to Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center Insurance: If you’re planning on using insurance to finance treatment, does the treatment center take your …

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Using the Levels System for Addiction Treatment

Wasatch Crest uses a levels system to help clients progress in treatment. In this presentation, our Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, CMHC, discusses how the levels system works and its benefits.   About the Author Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC — Clinical Director As the leader of Wasatch Crest’s clinical program, Rich has created a clinical culture …

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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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