Why Medical Professionals Are Vulnerable to Addiction
Why Medical Professionals Are Vulnerable to Addiction

Some occupations have higher rates of addiction than others. Among the most vulnerable are lawyers, food service workers, manual laborers, and medical professionals. It’s strange to think medical professionals, including doctors, surgeons, EMT workers, and nurses, would be more likely to struggle with addiction. Many of them see first-hand the damage addiction can do to…

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Is it Safe to Drink While Taking Adderall?
Is it Safe to Drink While Taking Adderall?

Adderall is a stimulant typically prescribed for ADHD. It’s a common medication and it’s frequently diverted or misused. It sometimes even misused by people who need it for ADHD. Most of the time, Adderall is misused by students who need to get a lot of studying done, as Adderall’s whole purpose is to increase focus…

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How Swimming Can Help You Stay Sober
How Swimming Can Help You Stay Sober

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself in recovery. Exercise strengthens willpower and executive function. It improves your mood by increasing serotonin, endorphins, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, which actually grows brain cells in certain parts of your brain. Exercise also makes you healthier and repairs some of the…

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Will You Pass Addiction on to Your Children?
Will You Pass Addiction on to Your Children?

Perhaps the biggest predictors of addiction is whether you have a close relative, especially a parent, who has struggled with addiction. Nearly all parents want their children to grow up to be happy, healthy people. If you have struggled with addiction, you might wonder if your children are fated to the same struggle. There is,…

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How Neurofeedback Can Help You Beat Addiction
How Neurofeedback Can Help You Beat Addiction

The idea behind neurofeedback is simple and powerful: When you can actually see what your brain is doing you have much more control over your mental states. Learning new skills requires immediate feedback. When you learn to write your name it’s much easier when you can see where the pencil is going and make corrections.…

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Camping Near Salt Lake City for Rec Therapy

It’s the time of year to spend your weekends in the mountains. Hanging out with good friends or family, getting in touch with nature, and just having things be a little simpler for the weekend. So we’ve given you a list of some of the best camping spots around the Salt Lake City area. Anderson…

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Mental Health Treatment in Salt Lake City

Mental health is a very broad term that encompasses many different issues. According to NAMI, approximately 43.8 million people in the United States experience a mental health issue in a given year. Unfortunately, access to quality mental health treatment can be difficult to find in the US. Here at Recovery Ways in the Salt Lake…

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Does the Substance Abuse Treatment Treat the Whole Family?

Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease,” this is because it affects the family and friends of the addict. Often, we are only thinking of getting help for the person who is struggling, but substance abuse treatment goes much further than just treating the addict. One of the most critical questions anyone who…

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The Homeless Problem in Salt Lake City

In 2015, the population of chronically homeless people in Utah had dropped by 91%. A decade prior, Utah had set forth a goal to end chronic homelessness. The news of this incredible drop in the homeless problem reached national headlines, which promoted other states to look at what Utah, and more specifically, Salt Lake City,…

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