April 15, 2016
SMART Recovery uses evidence-based behavioral science.

What is SMART Recovery?

We are one of the few providers of SMART Recovery meetings in Utah. Almost one in ten Americans is dependent on drugs or alcohol.  This statistic illustrates the dire need for addiction treatment centers. Various programs are available to assist a person who is starting the process of overcoming addiction, but lasting change must come from within. Self-empowering addiction treatment options seem fairly limited. So… what else is there?  SMART Recovery is quickly becoming the most popular alternative to traditional 12 step groups. It’s not only free but also open to those who want to pursue help abolishing addiction from their lives. SMART Recovery uses science-based knowledge to assist people […]
April 12, 2016
Overcoming codependency creates life balance.

Codependency: Creating Caring Boundaries

Codependency is very common in people who are suffering with drug or alcohol abuse. When someone we love struggles with addiction, it is difficult to have the wisdom to know when and how to step in and help. We may wonder when is the right time to let go and when the most effective thing to do is to not be involved.  Please look at the following questions and answer them honestly, becoming more aware of personal experiences you’ve had regarding the following points: Have you ever had this dilemma before, or has your family had this dilemma with you, whether the loving thing is to get involved or to […]
March 9, 2016
Eating right for addiction rehab

Addiction rehab and eating right

Does Poor Diet Cause Disease and Disorder? Can it negatively affect addiction rehab?  Medical experts have traced the origin of many chronic disorders, including disease, sickness, and addiction, to unhealthy changes in eating and diet patterns. Every cell in the human body needs energy which comes from nutrients from food in order to function and grow, so it makes complete sense that the body and brain would suffer deleterious effects from malnutrition. For example, research has shown that for: Cardiovascular disease – Eating more heart healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and much less inflammatory foods like trans fats, sugar, and white breads can decrease the likelihood of heart disease. […]
February 24, 2016
SMART Recovery used as an alternative to AA

Differences between SMART Recovery and AA

This post was written by Tanji Wolfert, Chateau Recovery’s Substance Use Disorder Counselor and our most recent SMART Recovery facilitator. She discusses the difference between SMART Recovery and AA. SMART is an acronym that stands for “Self Management and Recovery Training”. They are a nonprofit organization that strives to offer free support groups for those who are trying to abstain from a behavior or substance addiction. The program is a kind of alternative to Alcohol Anonymous-type groups or other twelve step support groups, but can be a valuable tool in addition to twelve step groups as well. SMART uses science-based information to help people address behavioral problems and make changes […]
February 19, 2016

Group Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Finding Strength with Group Therapy Group therapy is a valuable tool in the road to recovery over drug and alcohol addiction. Participating in group therapy during your recovery may seem daunting or intimidating at first, but you are not alone and this effective form of therapy can help you progress. Seeking help and opening up to a loved one or even a counselor or therapist might be intimidating, let alone baring your addictions to a small group of people. The fact of the matter is that group therapy can help create an environment of friendship, feelings and trust between those involved. We are social creatures, and finding strength in a […]
February 16, 2016
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What to Look for in a Utah Rehab Center

Taking the first step in recovery is often a hard one, and not knowing what to look for in an addiction recovery center can make it harder. Knowing what to look for in a substance addiction recovery center specifically here in Utah, will help make that first step easier. Here are a few of our own suggestions on what to keep in mind when considering alcohol or drug rehab from a recovery center in Utah. Utah Inpatient versus Outpatient Therapy – Is the center an inpatient recovery or outpatient therapy center? What’s the difference between the two? We’ve addressed the benefits of inpatient therapy and how it can help focus […]