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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How to Tell If a Loved One Is Struggling with Addiction

Has your loved one experienced an unusual change in behavior? Are they struggling at work or with friends? How can you tell if a loved one is struggling with addiction? Signs of Alcohol Addiction Some of the telltale signs that your loved one may be struggling with an alcohol addiction is their inability to get …

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Overdose, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, On the Rise with Pandemic

As numbers of COVID-19 cases rise across the nation, businesses shut back down to help mitigate the crisis, and people deal with economic insecurity and continued social isolation, overdoses and drug and alcohol abuse are on the rise. Because of the ongoing stress of the pandemic and the economic and emotional strife people have experienced …

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Attachment Theory and Addiction

Wasatch Crest’s Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC, discusses how attachment and addiction influence each other. In his presentation, Rich provides an overview of attachment theory. He also explores the difference between unhealthy and healthy attachment, and why individuals who struggle with addiction may also struggle with attachment. Rich provides ways providers can curate substance …

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Autism & Addiction

Wasatch Crest’s Primary Therapist, Justin Manco, CMHC, discusses how autism and addiction influence each other. In his presentation, Justin provides an overview of autism. He also explores why individuals with autism are at risk for addiction and how providers can curate substance abuse treatment for them. Find a video of Justin Manco’s presentation included below.

Conversations with Clinical Director Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC

In the following video presentations, Wasatch Crest Clinical Director, Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC, and guests discuss timely topics in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Topics covered include: Avoiding Rock Bottom: How Providers Can Catch Early Signs of Addiction Get Creative with Therapy: The Role of Making Things in Recovery Helping Colleagues & Clients Cope …

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How Does Treatment Work at Wasatch Crest?

If you are struggling with addiction and don’t know where to turn, we invite you to consider Wasatch Crest. We take a unique and wholistic approach to treating patients – treatment that includes creating trust, rediscovering yourself, building confidence, and staying connected long after the treatment program is over. Getting Started Our admission counselors are …

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Reentering the World After Inpatient Treatment

After spending one to three months in inpatient treatment, those first steps back out into the world can be overwhelming. But leaving inpatient treatment doesn’t mean your treatment is complete, nor does it mean you have to survive on your own. Completing inpatient treatment is a huge milestone that should be celebrated – but recovery …

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Staying Clean and Sober When Times Are Tough

The recent pandemic has been very difficult for many recovering addicts. In some cases, the intermediary homes they’ve been staying in have been forced to close; for others, the stress and anxiety of the situation has caused them to feel the pull back toward bad habits. For an addict, staying clean and sober when things …

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