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Life After Rehab

The prospect of getting out of rehab can be an exciting thought – but it can also make you feel overwhelmed and afraid. How will you adjust to “life on the outside” without constant, professional support? What happens when you have to face a traumatic event or even day-to-day challenges? Here are some things to keep …

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Move More: How Physical Activity Can Strengthen Addiction Recovery

Research shows that for those in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD), physical exercise increases abstinence rates, eases withdrawal symptoms, and reduces anxiety and depression. In other words, by participating in enjoyable movement activities, you can improve your mental and physical health while furthering your recovery. You may even discover your new favorite pastime.  WAYS …

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Spring Break Sober

The Dangers of Spring Break Binge Drinking With the season of spring break upon us, it can be beneficial to reflect on what it means to abuse substances, especially as it relates to alcohol, a drug that society largely regards with ambivalence. Although harmful to mental and physical health, binge drinking is a behavior that …

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Why You Should Unplug From Technology to Recharge Your Recovery

TECHNOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH According to the Pew Research Center, about 30% of U.S. adults report being ‘almost constantly’ online. Excessive screen time can contribute to social withdrawal, disrupt sleep patterns, and encourage physical inactivity, all of which can impact a person’s overall mindstate and be harmful to addiction recovery. In fact, according to the …

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The Drawbacks of Dry January vs. the Well-Rounded Nature of Recovery

Ditch Dry January and Embrace Recovery While Dry January can be a way to cut back after holiday indulgence, embrace a healthier lifestyle in the new year, and explore long-term sobriety — the practice is limited in scope. Focusing on abstinence alone generally results in a lackluster, and even ascetic experience.  Recovery is meant for …

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Mental Wellness and Addiction Recovery: 10 Ways To Be Mentally Well This Winter

When you’re mentally well, you’re less likely to feel the urge to use drugs or alcohol and more likely to embrace life sober. Like your physical health, mental health should be cared for which generally requires intentional focus, work and nurturing. Below, explore ideas for ways to stay mentally well this winter.  1- Create a …

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Warm Up Your Winter With Acts of Kindness This Holiday Season

The dreary weather of winter and the hecticness of the holiday season can be difficult for anyone, especially individuals in active addiction and early recovery. By practicing kindness, you can find a sense of meaning and purpose while also bringing joy to the people around you, who may also be struggling this holiday season. Shift …

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Park City TV: Rediscovering Passions in Recovery

Wasatch Crest graduate, Stacy Springer, appeared on Park City TV to prepare a simple shrimp Alfredo dish and talk about how she is rediscovering her passions in addiction recovery. Watch the segment below.

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