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.… Continue Reading How Neurofeedback Can Help You Beat Addiction
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… Continue Reading How Swimming Can Help You Stay Sober
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… Continue Reading Camping Near Salt Lake City for Rec Therapy
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… Continue Reading Mental Health Treatment in Salt Lake City
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… Continue Reading Does the Substance Abuse Treatment Treat the Whole Family?
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,… Continue Reading The Homeless Problem in Salt Lake City
People have a lot of stereotypes about Salt Lake City and Utah in general. Our city is actually quite incredible, and we find a lot of individuals who come to Recovery Ways for treatment end up staying in Salt Lake after treatment. So here is a quick list of some things we bet you didn’t… Continue Reading 13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Salt Lake City
Dual diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders. This refers to individuals who are struggling with both a mental illness as well as a substance addiction. Dual diagnosis can be a challenge and will take time to overcome. Treatment can be harder for patients with mental illnesses, because it can become a struggle to… Continue Reading Dual Diagnosis Counseling in Salt Lake City