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 […]
June 2, 2016
drug rehab road to recovery

The Phases of Drug Rehab

Drug addiction is an epidemic that affects more and more Americans and their families each year. When the realization that help is needed, when rehabilitation is the next step, it is important to know what you or your family member is heading toward. Any path to recovery over drug addiction takes work, but knowledge truly is power and keeping these phases of drug rehab in mind will help as you or your family member progresses through treatment. Early Addiction Recovery Phase The earliest phase of drug rehab is one of the most tenuous when it comes to the patient’s recovery. Commitments to rehab are constantly tested and questioned, as the […]
May 26, 2016

SMART Recovery – An AA Alternative

An AA alternative that is growing in popularity is SMART Recovery. SMART takes a different approach to addiction and doesn’t follow the 12-step program. It’s a self-empowerment kind of support group with hundreds of meetings globally that takes a different approach. The program doesn’t include chemical abstinence or the 12-Step program’s powerlessness concept. Differs in Approach The AA program follows an acceptance, powerlessness and serenity framework while SMART recovery takes the self-empowering approach working towards empowerment, activity and courage. It means that when cravings strike – rather than leave for meetings – you simply take the initiative to deal with the rising urge. If problems arise you simply make the […]
May 20, 2016

Our Recent Feature on All Kinds of Therapy

Our addiction recovery program was recently featured on All Kinds of Therapy, a popular blog that highlights quality programs around the country. If you are trying to look for very specific qualifications for the program you think would help you the most, AKoT is a great place to start searching! They break each addiction recovery center down to its most basic program components. Many people don’t realize how many different elements there are to recovery programs. When faced with the crisis of a loved one who needs immediate help, some people are less concerned with program curriculum, and more concerned with who can bring them in first. All programs are not […]
May 3, 2016
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How You Can Help Your Loved One

One of the key factors in helping those you love is to make sure you are not only to offer strength to help, but that you also set an example of living a balanced life and you are able to deal with disappointment should your loved one choose a life style that is harmful or non-productive.  You should be actively engaged in your transcendent and emotional life.  Some questions to ask yourself: How often do you appreciate beauty or quality? How often are you alone with your thoughts and pondering? What is your awe, wonder, and gratitude quotient? What are your most essential, important and vital values? How are your […]