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Transforming College Students Mental Health

Transform Your College Experience with a 2 Week Mental Health Intensive Program College can be a challenging and overwhelming time for many students, as they navigate responsibilities, relationships, and academic pressures. For those struggling with mental health issues, these challenges can feel even more daunting. That’s where an intensive mental health program for college students,… Continue Reading Transforming College Students Mental Health

Sensory Regulation in Recovery

Emotional self-regulation is a crucial life skill. Our ability to modulate our emotions keeps them from becoming excessive, counterproductive, or inappropriate. We cannot help having emotions, of course—and they are quite important after all—but when we let our emotions control our decision making, we tend to run into trouble. It’s quite normal to be temporarily… Continue Reading Sensory Regulation in Recovery

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Methamphetamine Abuse in Salt Lake City

What has led to methamphetamine abuse in Salt Lake City? Salt Lake City police started seeing a large, distinctive increase in clandestine methamphetamine labs and drug treatment admissions for meth in the 90’s. To fight this, the Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) was designated in 1996 and the Salt Lake City Community Oriented… Continue Reading Methamphetamine Abuse in Salt Lake City

A woman wonders how to find quality drug treatment in Utah

How to Find Quality Drug Treatment in Utah

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says addiction is a chronic disease. It knows no boundaries of socioeconomic class, gender, race, intelligence, or age. Addiction affects people all across the globe, from movie stars and political leaders to grandparents. It is a relapsing brain disease that has certain characteristics such as a compulsion to continue… Continue Reading How to Find Quality Drug Treatment in Utah

Tiny empty bottles beg the question about the inhalants effects on the brain

Inhalants Effects on the Brain

Inhalants are household products that people inhale to get high. It is almost impossible to identify all of these products, as there are thousands of them on the market today. Most people who purchase these products have no idea of inhalants effects on the brain. Furthermore, their children – teenagers age 13 to 18  –… Continue Reading Inhalants Effects on the Brain

A spilled bottle of pills begs the question: what is a benzo?

What is a Benzo?

Benzo, or benzodiazepines, are a category of medication that doctors use to relieve pain or reduce anxiety and insomnia. These are among the most used drugs in America. Currently, one in eight U.S. adults (12.6 percent) are taking benzo medication for some type of mental health condition.  While benzos are effective in treating these conditions,… Continue Reading What is a Benzo?

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Alcohol Detox Timeline

Once you decide to quit drinking, you may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms within ten days of starting your path on the alcohol detox timeline. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild irritations to severe medical complications. How long your withdrawal symptoms last depends on how long you’ve been drinking, how much you drink, and whether you… Continue Reading Alcohol Detox Timeline

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Addiction

Family and Addiction

Family and addiction therapy is effective in helping both adults and adolescents heal from addiction in the home. Family therapy can act as a support network if you or a loved one are recovering from substance abuse.  A family participation therapy program combines evidence-based therapies and holistic treatment that addresses all issues that arise from… Continue Reading Family and Addiction

A bottle of pills begs the question: what is carfentanyl

What is Carfentanyl?

What is carfentanyl? Find out more by reading our latest article on this highly dangerous drug.  Carfentanyl is a synthetic opioid that users combine with heroin to increase its euphoric effects. It is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. As such, it is easy to overdose on carfentanyl. Users often… Continue Reading What is Carfentanyl?