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    Why the stigma of addiction is so detrimental to recovering addicts

    For a recovering addict, sobriety and the road to recovery will look different when compared to another substance abuser. One thing that’s not different, is the stigma of addiction itself. In a study by the Research Recovery Institute, 314 individuals responded to 35 questions related to substance abuse. The participants, “overall”, feel that those who […]
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    Why finding the perfect therapist for your situation is so important

    More than ever we are looking for help to combat the effects of COVID-19 —both physically and mentally. That has led to many of the public to turn to the help of a therapist. On a recent episode of the Project Recovery podcast, Dr. Matt Woolley, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, spoke about the importance of […]
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    Why harm reduction can be an important form of addiction recovery

    For many who struggle with addiction or substance abuse, it may seem like the options for recovery are limited. Luckily, many are finding that harm reduction can be a great alternative to the traditional steps towards recovery. Mary Jo McMillin, the Executive Director at USARA joined the Project Recovery podcast to talk about the impact […]
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    Why you should “Know Your Script” regarding opioid prescriptions

    In the U.S., there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths reported in 2018, 4.1% fewer deaths than in 2017. That’s why one Utah organization wants you to, “Know Your Script”. David Watkins, the Regional Prevention Director at Weber Human Services and Use Only as Directed, spoke more about ways to prevent opioid abuse on the Project […]
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    Five tips to having a deeper relationship with our kids

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month and suicide in one demographic is on the rise — our youth. Children ages 10-14 have nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show recently released data from 2018 show a 16% increase over the previous year from children in that age range. […]
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    Utah father details his experience with losing his son to suicide

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month — a month where mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention. One Utah father is personally feeling the power that suicide prevention can have after losing his teenage son, Brock, to suicide a month ago. Josh Danowski joined the Project Recovery […]
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    Utah musician and veteran talks about spreading addiction awareness through song

    Ryan Stream has spoken and performed in front of hundreds of people, spreading addiction awareness, but he’s never forgotten where he came from. He joined the Project Recovery podcast to talk about his experience growing up homeless, struggling with substance abuse, and how serving in Afghanistan changed his life. Growing up in a broken household […]
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    Utah dentist opens up about his struggles with opioid abuse

    More than 10 Utahns die every week from an opioid-related overdose according to Use Only as Directed. For one Utah dentist, those dangers hit very close to home after he struggled with opioid abuse for years. Dr. Rod Gardner, DDS joined the Project Recovery podcast to talk about his journey from addiction to sobriety. Anxiety […]
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    5 physical activities to help reduce anxiety and stress in Utah

    As Utah announces a new COVID-19 state of emergency declaration, many are beginning to feel more anxiety and stress due to the pandemic. According to a survey presented by the CDC, 40.9% of respondents have reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder related to […]
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    Utah outdoor activities to relieve stress and anxiety

    As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, many are feeling its effects as stress and anxiety begins to build. Social distancing, at its core, can cause people to feel isolated and disconnected from family members, coworkers, and friends. While it is necessary to practice safe public health options, doing so may negatively impact our […]