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Mental Prep for the Holiday Season Ahead

Addicts in recovery can be doing fine one day, and then Thanksgiving with the family looms in the near distance. The holiday season can be the most challenging for recovering addicts because they are forced to be near people who may either threaten their recovery or threaten their self-esteem, which, in turn, threatens their recovery. …

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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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Virtual Meditations with Adelinn Cook, TRS, CTRS

Wasatch Crest’s Director of Recreational Therapy, Adelinn Cook, TRS, CTRS, hosts virtual meditations in the videos below. Find peace, grounding, and awakening in these thirty-minute meditations. Mountain Meditation Wasatch Crest Meditation Series: Mountain Meditation Join Wasatch Crest's Director of Recreational Therapy, Adelinn Cook, BS, TRS, CTRS, for a virtual Mountain Meditation. Posted by Wasatch Crest …

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. Mental health is one of the major contributing factors to addiction. That’s why, at Wasatch Crest, we offer dual diagnosis treatment. You cannot resolve addiction if you do not treat the underlying mental health crisis that precipitates it. Mental Disorders That May Occur Because of Addiction Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), …

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Addiction Recovery Is Physical and Mental

It’s been a long, cold winter. But if you’ve been suffering from addiction, the winter can be even colder and longer. Many addicts end up on the street and homeless, suffering from the ill-effects of exposure in addition to the damage from their addiction. Spring can be a time of renewal, and for the addict …

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9 Ways Nature Helps with Healing

The addiction recovery process is best approached when you step out of your normal day-to-day routine. Opening up to new places, experiences, and lessons are all great ways to break free from the norm. Finding peace in nature has an amazing way of grounding us—if you or a family member are struggling with addiction, consider …

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Benefits of Sobriety

The idea of getting sober can be daunting. It can seem overwhelming- even scary with all the unknown that comes from beginning that process. And it will be an on-going process. However, the process of getting sober and living sober has many benefits. Here are 5 Benefits of Sobriety to Inspire You Getting Active Again- …

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Things to be Grateful For When in Recovery

With the holiday season upon us those recovering from drugs and alcohol have a lot to be grateful for. Our recovery alumni often give us positive updates on their newfound happiness after leaving our center. And we love to hear it! One such alumni let us know he was “able to rekindle passions in my …

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Tips for Being Mindful

Practicing mindfulness sets a stable base to build on during your recovery journey, allows you to accept what is out of control, and make peace with day-to-day experiences. Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere and at any moment in time. Even as you’re reading this now. It does not require equipment, money, or fancy studios. All …

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Lessons from the Experiential Therapy and Rehab Model

6 Mental Health and Wellness Tips We Can Learn from the Experiential Therapy and Rehab Model As an experiential-based rehab, we at Wasatch Crest believe in the power of experiential therapy. To us, the adventure of doing isn’t just about experiencing an activity; it’s about getting the chance to rewrite your story and live your …

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