January 22, 2018

Addiction Recovery In Utah.

Addiction Recovery in Utah. There is Hope! A Three Part Plan and a Dynamic Checklist for Recovery and Rehabilitation. Addiction is proven to be a disease and like most diseases it is also very treatable.  However, unlike most diseases, the treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation from an addiction is highly subjective and irregular and one of the most complicated diseases to treat successfully. One of the most baffling and hard to understand diseases, addiction treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation processes are extraordinarily varied and complicated.  Addictions have long been considered to be social diseases with blame placed squarely on the shoulders of the individual suffering from the disease. It is now understood […]
July 21, 2016
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The Influence of Stress on Addiction

Stress is something that affects everyone on a daily basis, albeit at varying levels from day-to-day, but for many it can be the trigger leading to substance abuse and addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction for instance may evolve as a coping device for stress. Eustress is another stress factor in addiction, providing and finding that feeling of joy or happiness brought about by a substance. The affects of stress on addiction have been studied multiple times, one of which we found to particularly interesting was Dr. Gary Wand’s study titled “The Influence of Stress on the Transition From Drug Use to Addiction”. In this study, Dr. Wand highlights 3 different […]
July 11, 2016
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Battling Utah’s Heroin Addiction

Finding Heroin Rehab in Utah To say that heroin addiction and abuse is an epidemic nationwide would be an understatement. But it isn’t just found in the inner city streets of our nations metropolis’s, heroin is also here in Utah. Heroin is a powerful and highly addictive opioid that can quickly cause short term and long term health issues and even death. We’ll take a look at heroin, why it is so addictive, where it comes from and what the statistics are related to heroin users. For those struggling with a heroin addiction in Utah, we want you to know that there is help for you. You can prevent yourself […]
June 20, 2016
Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

Addiction rarely just affects those who suffer from it. Family and friends of those suffering from substance abuse and addiction often suffer along with them. Guilt, sadness, confusion and unanswered questions can often hinder the recovery process. But, when the family and friend network work together and educate themselves on how they can better support and motivate those loved ones going through treatment, they can be one of the strongest support networks possible. We’ve highlighted in past posts specific questions and actions you can implement to help your loved one. It’s important to remember the role that the family can play in a person’s recovery. Here are a few suggestions […]
June 13, 2016
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Alcohol Rehab in Utah

Utah is often considered to be a “dry” state due to its strict liquor laws and prevalent religious citizenship who abstain from drinking alcohol altogether. In fact, Utah has consistently ranked among the lowest levels of alcohol consumption in the nation, rating recently #51 out of the 50 states (and Puerto Rico) with an average of 1.37 gallons per year compared to #1 ranked New Hampshire’s 4.65 gallons per year (see the article here). This data isn’t very surprising given Utah’s stereotype but alcohol addiction in Utah is real. The surprising and actually very alarming statistic is the rate of alcohol poisoning deaths as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune: […]
June 7, 2016

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Facts About Eating Disorders You Didn’t Know There is an epidemic spreading across the state of Utah, an epidemic of addiction related eating disorders. We know that addiction is a psychological and physical struggle but what we often fail to recognize is how addiction can lead to other problems such as eating disorders. Eating disorders affect the whole self of those who suffer from it, causing a decline in both mental and physical health. Couple that with substance abuse and the potential for serious harm is vastly increased. Eating disorders are not as widely discussed in society as they should be. Fear and self-esteem are related foundations of eating disorders. […]