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Innovative Addiction Treatment

While some people may consider these addiction treatment programs unique, it is only because not everyone has them available to offer. Those who have used these treatments have seen the benefits and enjoyed the outcomes. Offering new ways of looking at life, experiencing life, coping with stressors, understanding emotions, understanding any co-occurring disorders. How Recreation…

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Flight Attendants: Addiction & Mental Health

There are many high stress jobs that lead to mental health issues and addiction. Many of those jobs are in the transportation industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation has strict policies for the testing and treatment of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines, and other transportation industries. These industries have put…

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The Dangers of Self-Medicating

Most people think of self-medicating as taking a Tylenol for a headache. While this is true, there are people who take a more extreme and more dangerous chance with self-medicating. Self-medicating is choosing and taking medicines oneself, rather than by prescription or on expert advice or taking addictive or habituating drugs to relieve stress or…

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A Letter From A Parent

To My Baby, You are the best thing that ever happened to me. From the moment you were placed in my arms and smiled your toothless grin at me, I had an overwhelming feeling of protection over you. I would never let anything bad happen to you because you were my perfect creation, my very…

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Family Impact on Patient Sobriety

Family is important for many people even when they are not going through addiction treatment. For many of those going through addiction treatment, family will be their biggest support system when they come home. While your loved one is in treatment at Recovery Ways we understand that you may miss them and want to stay…

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The Right Level of Care

There are many factors for determining what kind of treatment one receives and for how long. Some of those factors include: length of time someone spent using the substance, method of use, severity of use, their social support network, their level of motivation and willingness, severity of medical or psychiatric issues, their living environment, and…

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The Recovery Admissions Process

Starting the recovery process can seem intimidating and unpleasant.Take the time to realize and understand that if you do not start this process you can/will lose those you love the most, lose control, and can possibly lose your freedom by being arrested, and even lose your life. While starting treatment may seem scary, a lot…

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Hispanic Addiction Rates in Utah

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day for many Americans and Mexican-Americans with hispanic ancestry to celebrate with delicious mexican food and drinks. This day in Mexico is usually celebrated most in the state of Puebla de Los Angeles where the battle happened that made this day so popular. On May 5, 1862 the vastly…