We Do Recover

The recovery stories below were submitted by Wasatch Crest's team members and program graduates to provide hope and inspiration to new Wasatch Crest alumni. In addition to the recovery stories, you'll also find welcome letters from Wasatch Crest's founder, Jim Huffman and Wasatch Crest's alumni coordinator Becky Wheelock. We hope you'll consider sharing your own recovery story with us to continue to show that recovery is possible. If you're interested in sharing your recovery story, please reach out to Becky Wheelock at [email protected].

“There are no shortcuts in recovery.” — Maggie’s Recovery Story

Wasatch Crest graduate, Maggie Talucci, shared her recovery story with us. You can watch her tell her story and read her inspiring narrative below. My name is Maggie and I am a Wasatch Crest alum! If I really look back at my addiction, it began with food at a very young age. Sugar, in particular, …

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“I am grateful to be alive.” — Marty’s Recovery Story

By 2009, I had already been dealing with chronic pain for a few years, due to playing football in college. But that year, something changed. What had been everyday aches and pains, became a daily barrage of neck pain and migraines. At the same time, I was dealing with a very stressful work environment and …

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“Willingness, an open mind, and honesty.” — Gary’s Recovery Story

My substance abuse started when I was seventeen, but it wasn’t until 2012 that my life was completely in shambles. That year is also when I attended my first treatment center, an intensive outpatient program in Payson. I was attending treatment for no other reason than to appease a judge and my family. Thus, instead …

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“Living a life that I can be proud of.” — Austin’s Recovery Story

At 21 years old, I woke up on a dirty bathroom floor. I was so high on drugs and alcohol that I couldn’t even move. I didn’t have a job, I had just gotten out of rehab, and my family was blowing up my phone. While laying there, I had completely convinced myself that I …

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“Be rigorously authentic, do hard work, and surrender to the outcome.” — Tyson’s Recovery Story

My name is Tyson, and like most people who struggle with a substance use disorder, I dealt with some traumatic experiences at an early age. My father was shot and killed when I was four by a man who worked for us. My mom was young, and the tragedy sent her on a path of …

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“I can’t wait to see what else my future holds.” — Becky’s Recovery Story

Wasatch Crest’s Alumni Coordinator, Becky Wheelock, shares her recovery story. You can watch her tell her story and read her full narrative below. My name is Becky. I am an Alumni Coordinator at Wasatch Crest. For me, it all started with casual drinking, partying, and smoking marijuana as a 25-year-old married mother of three. Within …

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“Recovery is a lifelong journey.” — Brady’s Recovery Story

I’ve been in and out of rehab, hospitals, and jails since I was 14-years-old. The final time that I was incarcerated, I began my recovery journey. During the first months of my last incarceration, I was still seeking ways to get high or drunk in jail. After four months, I began thinking a lot about …

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“I am eternally grateful.” — Jade’s Recovery Story

Wasatch Crest’s Director of Billing, Jade Sexton, shares her recovery story. You can watch her tell her story and read the full narrative below. My name is Jade, and I am an alcoholic. I grew up in Florida, and I am the youngest of three. By the time I came along, the abusive environment was …

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“We can and do recover.” — Josh’s Recovery Story

My name is Josh, and I’m in recovery from addiction. After years of substance abuse, I finally got clean on October 27, 2014. It was a long journey to get to where I am today — a dedicated husband, father, and professional. After addiction ravages your life, rebuilding may seem almost impossible. But I know …

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