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The Link Between Mental Illness & Addiction

The link between mental health and addiction is undeniable. Mental health issues and addiction go hand in hand, as people with mental health disorders may resort to using drugs to cope and alcohol to mask sadness and uneasiness. Whatever mental health issue and substance combination, there is often a correlation. What is Mental Illness? The …

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What Happens When You Stop Drinking?

If you’ve been drinking regularly for a while and you’re considering quitting, there are a few things to think about before going cold-turkey. What happens when you stop drinking? A lot. The benefits of quitting are many. Your immune system will be more effective. You’ll feel better, sleep better, be more clear-minded, have more energy, …

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10 Movies about Addiction Recovery

Movies move us. They teach us. They challenge us. Check out these ten Hollywood films that explore substance abuse, and offer hope for recovery. Flight (2012) – Nominated for two Oscars, winner of 16 other awards and many other nominations. Denzel Washington plays a commercial airline pilot who struggles with drugs and alcohol. After his …

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Utah Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 27, 2019 Utah’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a bi-annual event hosted by the Attorney General’s Office, the UT National Guard, Prevention Resource Centers, the Department of Health, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Take Back Day occurs throughout Utah at various law-enforcement agencies and is dedicated to the safe, convenient, responsible and …

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How Recovery from Addiction is a Lot Like Writing

For many individuals in early recovery, self-expression can be a significant hurdle – perhaps one of the most significant. They have difficulty finding the words to describe how they’re feeling. It’s difficult to ask for help when you really don’t know what you need. Expressive arts and experiential therapies are a part of many recovery …

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When a Loved One Doesn’t Want to Enter Treatment

A person you love is struggling with addiction, but they don’t think they need help. They want to take care of it on their own, or they simply deny that they have a problem at all. When a loved one doesn’t want to enter treatment, why they are resistant? For some, admitting that they have …

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Recover from Addiction and Find Your Inner Peace

Recovering from addiction is more than stopping alcohol or drugs. It’s more than getting through detox. These two steps are first and foremost, but finding peace in long-term recovery requires important internal work as well as lifestyle changes. Not everything has to change. Changing everything about who you are and how you live could invite …

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Wasatch Crest’s Recreational Therapy Program

Our Recreational Therapy program truly sets us aside from other treatment centers – we have 3 outings every week, experiential group therapy and yoga/meditation. It’s rare to find such a holistic program. And that’s what attracts so many people from all over the country. Utah is such a beautiful place with a diverse range of …

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