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Choosing a Therapist in Utah Who’s a Good Match for You

There are many therapists in Utah who are willing to help, once you finally admit that you cannot “carry the load” on your own. But how do you select one that you know will be a good match for you? One reason why people don’t succeed at therapy is because they don’t put a lot of thought into the process of selecting one. When they discover that their therapist is not a good match for them, they may abandon the process. Don’t let this happen to you or your loved ones.

Debunking Myths About Schizophrenia  - Mental Health Advocates at Pathways Real Life in Utah

Debunking Myths About Schizophrenia  

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder shrouded by an unfair stigma and cultural stereotypes. Although schizophrenia affects less than 1% of the population in the US, misrepresentation in movies and TV, along with the sheer amount of false information online, have diluted the facts about this chronic mental disorder. For those who don’t know any better, hearing the word ‘schizophrenia‘ brings to mind an incurable condition with the only treatment being an isolated life sentence in a mental institution. This unfounded stigma could not be farther from the truth.

3 Ways to Manage Your Mental Wellness During the Holidays (1)

3 Ways to Manage Your Mental Wellness During the Holidays

[ffb_param route=”o gen text”]The Holiday season is the best time to spend time with friends and family. But for many people, this time can bring or worsen anxiety, depression, and stress. This can be caused by many factors which may include increased financial burden as a result of travel, gifts and hotel charges. You may also be overwhelmed since the holiday season includes lots of parties, traveling, and performances which are difficult to balance with everyday self-care and responsibilities. Pathways Real Life Recovery offers mental health counseling services in Sandy, Utah. If you experience one of the above challenges, the following are tips that you can use to manage your increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression during your holiday.

5 Ways to Support the Mental Health of Your LGBTQ Loved Ones (1)

5 Ways to Support the Mental Health of Your LGBTQ Loved Ones

Although mental health professionals considered homosexuality a mental illness between 1952 and 1973, today’s professional standards recognize queer identity as healthy and normal. While gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans identity individuals are finding increased mainstream support and acceptance, as many as 65% commonly face anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination.

5 Fun Sober Activities

5 Fun Sober Activities

Battling addiction is a lifelong process and if you want to ensure continued success on your journey, you should keep a steady flow of fun sober activities on your calendar. Sober group activities (or solo activities) can help you live life to the fullest and stay on track. Falling into old habits is all too easy in Salt Lake City if you don’t take control of your social calendar in this way. Here is a list of sober activities in Utah that we hope will help you with your recovery.

The Basics of Overdose - Pathways Real Life Recovery in Utah

The Basics of Overdose

According to the 2014 statistics from the Utah Department of Health, 32% of Utah adults had been on prescribed opioid pain medication. Drug poisoning deaths in Utah have surpassed deaths due to other causes such as firearms, motor vehicle accidents, and falls. Misuse of addictive prescription medications such as opioids can result in personal and legal consequences. It is estimated that 23 Utahns die every month from prescription drug overdoses.

Here is an overdose 101 detailed look at the basics of overdose and what to do if someone overdoses. Below are some overdose basics to aid in understanding the topic better;

What is an Overdose?

A drug overdose occurs when one takes a drug or a combination of different medications above and beyond the prescribed limit. Overdose signs differ with the type of drug used. As such, it is vital to know the right amount and time of taking your medication to avoid an overdose.

International Overdose Awareness Day - Aug 31st - Addiction Recovery Center

International Overdose Awareness Day – Aug 31st

International Overdose Awareness Day – Aug 31stInternational Overdose Awareness Day is a worldwide event that is usually celebrated on August 31st every year. The day was set aside to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma that is associated with such incidences of overdosing. The overdose awareness day is also celebrated to acknowledge the grief that is felt by numerous families and friends globally who gather to remember their loved ones. International Overdose Awareness Day seeks to spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable and participants are encouraged to wear a silver badge or wristband to show their support for overdose awareness.

Statistics indicate that they were approximately 200,000 drug-related deaths in 2016. The United States alone accounts for more than 25 percent of the estimated number of drug-related deaths worldwide. In fact, the number of drug overdose-related cases in the United States has tripled between 2000 and 2017 with more than 55,000 people dying from fatal drug overdoses every year.

Drug Overdose Is a Global Problem

4 Ways to Be Happy During Addiction - Utah Addiction Treatment Center

4 Ways to Be Happy During Addiction

Published in 1998, ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama, defines happiness as a state of mind, which can be achieved through, repeated conscious efforts. As such, being happy during addiction is a mental battle that can be won by channeling more energy to positive thinking and positive habits.

Pursuing Happiness During Addiction

Why We May Be Unhappy During Addiction

Negative thoughts are the main culprits of unhappiness during addiction. In some instances, these thoughts may are fueled by external factors such as societal discrimination or internal factors such as self-pity. In the long run, negative thoughts puncture our esteem and happiness. The good news is that it is possible to be happy during addiction. Here are some five ways we can achieve this endeavor;

Utah Addiction Treatment Center - 5 Tips To Help Your Loved One Post-Rehab

5 Tips To Help Your Loved One Post-Rehab

One in ten people in this country suffer from some type of dependency on drugs or alcohol. Today, that equals to approximately 23.5 million Americans. People who have suffered from an addiction and sought help through rehabilitation services have only just begun their journey as a clean and sober individual. Once they leave the privacy and intensive care of a rehab facility, they must learn to adjust to everyday life that can be filled with challenges. Here are 5 tips to help your loved one begin their journey sober, post-rehab.

1. Adjusting Requires Help

  • Returning to their lives requires the help of those who are closest, such as friends and family. The stronger their support system, the more likely they will maintain their sobriety.
  • Knowing there are people to lean on when times are tough gives people battling addiction hope. They know they have people to rely on when they need someone to talk to or to assist them with steps in their recovery.

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