Drug Addiction Treatment

Why Family Therapy is So Important for Addiction Recovery
Why Family Therapy is So Important for Addiction Recovery

Addiction doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Addiction often has roots in the family dynamic. Poor communication and dysfunctional patterns can lead to distress and trauma and people often use drugs or alcohol to cope. People who struggle with addiction often have parents who struggle with addiction. About half of addiction is genetic, but learned behavior…

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How to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan
How to Create a Relapse Prevention Plan

Relapse can happen at any point in recovery. Typically, your risk of relapse decreases as you have more time sober, and the greatest risk is early on. Soon after you detox and can think relatively clearly, it’s a good idea to write down a plan for preventing relapse. Having a physical plan written down and…

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What Happens to Your Lungs When You Stop Smoking?
What Happens to Your Lungs When You Stop Smoking?

Many people who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol also smoke. Not only that, they tend to keep smoking after they get sober. Studies have found that AA members smoke more heavily and at a much higher rate than the general population. Other studies have found that smoking correlates with a much higher risk…

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Can Deep Breathing Help You Fight Cravings?
Can Deep Breathing Help You Fight Cravings?

Fighting cravings is one of the hardest parts of fighting any addiction. It’s a pull that defies logic or reason and feels inescapable. Learning to tolerate cravings is one of the most important skills to learn during recovery. One thing that might help is simply taking some deep breaths. Smokers who have quit often find…

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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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American’s Life Expectancy Drops Due to Opioid Crisis

According to the CDC, life expectancy among Americans has fallen for the second year in a row as the opioid crisis continues to drive up overall death rates. In 2016 alone a total of 63,000 people died from drug overdoses, which is up a whopping 21 percent from 2015.  Opioid-related overdoses surged 28 percent, killing…

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Utah citizens took a stand for mental illness and addiction recovery
Utah Treatment Center

Recovery Ways, a Utah Treatment Center, offers a continuum of care for all of our patients. We make sure that our patients get the help and care that they need from start to finish and even after. We give our patients the tools they need to continue their life of sobriety long after they have…

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6 Ways Utah Treatment Centers Can Change Your Life

Why does one person get addicted to drugs and alcohol and another doesn’t? They can use the same amount with the same frequency and at the same time. Yet, still, one may trade his spouse, children and job for just one more hit. And the other one calmly walks away. The answer: Addiction is a brain…

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Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Increased by 78% in Utah

There are an estimated 2.1 million Americans currently suffering from an opioid use disorder, and the government has deemed this a public health emergency. Prescription opioid overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past 20 years and unintentional overdose deaths from opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Roughly 91 Americans die each day…

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