March 22, 2016
addiction and suicide often go hand in hand

Addiction and Suicide

The connection between suicidal thoughts and substance abuse or addiction has long been recognized by the medical community. While depression and other external and internal factors contribute to suicide, substance abuse in many cases is directly related. Through dedicated counseling and both traditional and non-traditional treatment methods however, one can overcome their suicidal tendencies while triumphing over addiction. We wanted to help raise awareness of the serious epidemic that addiction and suicide pose to our community and offer our dedicated inpatient recovery services for help. According to a 2012 study by the CDC, Utah had the 5th highest suicide rate (age adjusted) with a rate of 21.0 suicides per 100,000. […]
March 15, 2016

Trauma Recovery in Utah

Our therapists are expertly trained for trauma recovery in Utah. Trauma can be defined in many ways.   What impacts one individual may not impact another individual similarly. Trauma involves anything from war or natural disasters to prolonged neglect, bullying and rejection.  The experience may cause severe symptoms, interfering with an individual’s functioning and may cause shame-based beliefs related to lack of safety. “The truth about childhood is stored up in our bodies and lives, in the depths of our souls. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings can be numbed and manipulated, our perceptions shamed and confused, our bodies tricked with medication, but our soul never forgets. And because we […]
February 7, 2016
addiction recovery in utah

What is Dual Diagnosis?

In your research of addiction recovery programs in Utah, we’re sure you’ve seen the term “dual diagnosis”, but what exactly does it mean? How does it help in your path to recovery over addiction? When it comes to substance dependence such as drug and alcohol addiction, there are multiple factors that contribute, dual diagnosis identifies and separates out the two separate illnesses, the substance abuse and the mental ailment such as depression or anxiety. By identifying these two factors separately, we are able to create a recovery and treatment plan for each illness. This allows our therapists and nurse practitioners greater freedom in creating a recovery plan with you. Because […]
January 12, 2016
Mindfulness, Scattered Thoughts

Mastering the Art of Mindfulness

There is a story in Zen circles about a man and a horse. The horse is galloping quickly, and it appears that the man on the horse is going somewhere important. Another man, standing alongside the road, shouts, “Where are you going?” and the first man replies, “I don’t know! Ask the horse, we don’t know where we are going and we can’t stop.” The horse is our habit energy pulling us along, and we are powerless. We are always running, and it has become a habit. We struggle all the time, even during our sleep. We are at war within ourselves, and we can easily start a war with […]
December 8, 2015
Life values balance

Determining and Balancing Values

At Chateau Recovery, we view addiction as a co-occurring disorder. We believe that substance abuse and mental health issues are often symbiotic in nature, and it is important to us to treat each client holistically. Many drug and alcohol rehab centers only focus on the substance abuse in addiction therapy. This article is focused on life values, which can be identified and striven for to achieve overall mental wellness.  What are Values?  Values help you define your purpose and direction in life; they are those things that are most precious and meaningful to you.  Values and goals are not exactly the same thing.  While both goals and values can guide and direct you […]
July 2, 2015

Awareness: Honoring Your Self

What is awareness? It can be defined as intuitive knowledge or information void of judgment. People may see things in us that we refuse to see in ourselves. All too often, we may be unwilling to discuss with others the negative aspects of ourselves. This unwillingness often leads to criticism, defensiveness and ultimately not feeling understood. When we refuse to listen to what life is telling us, life has a way of making this point very clear. Life wants us to be aware of ourselves so we can make necessary adjustments in order to live more harmoniously. No one wants to be accused of something they did not do. Likewise, […]