recovery...
Josh Tilton

How a Utah recovery center is innovating treatment for substance abuse

A Utah recovery center owner is redefining how others find recovery after he struggled to live a substance-free lifestyle for years. Jordan Burningham, who was once addicted to heroin and struggling to stay sober, is in charge of one of the leading innovative recovery centers in Utah. He’s currently 6 years sober himself and through […]
10 months ago
Instagram...
Josh Tilton

How Instagram became an outlet for a mother struggling with addiction

After struggling for years with being able to stay sober, Gentry Jones turned to Instagram to try and help curb her addiction to alcohol and get her on the road to recovery. Gentry, now a mother of four kids, began to experiment with alcohol throughout her teenage years. Her substance abuse began to escalate as […]
11 months ago
Tainted...
Josh Tilton

Utah artist on how his addiction help fueled the creation of his new single “Tainted”

Growing up in a traditional Utah household, Tyler Gould was living the all-American dream. He was active in multiple sports and even a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. But after getting an itch to sell extra ADD medicine that he had laying around when he was fourteen years old, his life would never […]
11 months ago
Project Recovery host Casey Scott talks to Sarah Frei about their experiences with drunk driving cr...
Ashley Moser & Jared Turner, KSL TV

Sarah Frei Gives Emotional Interview About Losing Legs In Crash

Project Recovery podcast host Casey Scott sat down with Sarah Frei, the young woman who lost both of her legs in a crash caused by a drunk driver.
1 year ago
Coming to understand what Casey Scott’s addiction was truly like for his children only came recen...
Aley Davis & Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Addiction Through A Daughter’s Eyes: How Teen’s Letter Impacted Casey Scott

Addiction is a family disease. It doesn't just affect the individual struggling, but everyone who loves them. Former KSL-TV feature reporter Casey Scott took that message to heart after reading a paper written by his 16-year-old daughter, Preslee.
2 years ago
promote safe prescription drug use...
Josh Tilton

Helpful ways to promote safe prescription drug use with Know Your Script

SALT LAKE CITY — Between 2017-2020, Intermountain Healthcare has been successful in reducing opioids by 9.5 million fewer pills and reducing benzodiazepine and opioid co-prescribing by 49%. All the while, finding ways to promote safe prescription drug use for Utahns within our state. According to Kim Compagni, AVP Pain Management Services at Intermountain Healthcare, we […]
2 years ago
physically dependent on opioids...
Josh Tilton

Helpful ways to avoid becoming physically dependent on opioids

SALT LAKE CITY — Clinical studies have shown that a person taking opioids can become physically dependent on opioids in just seven days. Now more than ever we need to educate ourselves on the dangers of opioids. Furthermore, we need to look at alternative ways to approach pain management. According to Dr. Jon Benfield, DO […]
2 years ago
health care workers...
Josh Tilton

COVID-19 is endangering the mental health of half our health care workers

SALT LAKE CITY — A new study shows that more than half of health care workers are susceptible to mental health problems due to COVID-19. The study, led by the University of Utah Health, surveyed over 500 health care workers in the Mountain West area. Out of those surveyed, %56 reported at least one mental […]
2 years ago
drug abuse...
Josh Tilton

Utahn tells her story of overcoming drug abuse and finding light in the darkness

After dealing with years of childhood trauma, one Utahn is telling her story of drug abuse and finding light in the darkness. Sarah Brock recently joined the Project Recovery podcast to tell her story of overcoming her drug abuse. Introduction to alcohol at a young age When Sarah was younger, she always knew her family […]
2 years ago
alcohol abuse...
Josh Tilton

Utahn recalls how early childhood trauma led her to years of alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse can stem from many different issues that we all face on any given day but for one Utahn — it began after she was sexually abused as a child. Tara Rees joined the Project Recovery podcast to recall how early childhood abuse and trauma created the groundwork for a life-altering alcohol addiction. The […]
2 years ago
recovery center...
Josh Tilton

One Utahn’s journey from addict to CEO of a Utah recovery center

Many who struggle with substance abuse often find it almost impossible to live a life of sobriety. One Utahn is opening up about his journey from being an addict to becoming the CEO of a prestigious Utah recovery center. Tyson Dixon, CEO of the Renaissance Ranch recovery center in Utah, joined the Project Recovery podcast […]
2 years ago
New Year's resolution...
Josh Tilton

Why your New Year’s resolution might be doing more harm than good

The new year can be the start of so many new opportunities for Utahns. It’s also the time for New Year’s resolution — for better and worse. Dr. Matt Woolley, a licensed psychologist for the University of Utah, spoke about the unrealistic expectations that come with a New Year’s resolution on the Project Recovery podcast. […]
2 years ago
positive change...
Josh Tilton

How to use 2020 as an opportunity to make a positive change in your life

2020 brought so many ups and downs but it also gave us the opportunity to make a positive change. Dr. Matt Woolley, a Clinical psychologist for the University of Utah and cohost of the ‘Project Recovery’ podcast, recently spoke about the importance of using the impact of the pandemic as motivation to change for the […]
2 years ago
gratitude...
Josh Tilton

How writing a gratitude letter can help us get closer to the ones we love

The holiday season is in full swing and many turn to gratitude to help overcome the stress and anxiety that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought. Dr. Matt Woolley, a Clinical psychologist for the University of Utah and cohost of the ‘Project Recovery’ podcast, recently spoke about gratitude and how we can use it to get […]
2 years ago
playing video games...
Josh Tilton

Can playing video games be good for your mental health?

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life. […]
2 years ago
holiday stress...
Josh Tilton

Five ways to help cope with holiday stress during a pandemic

The pandemic has taken its toll on many throughout the state as cases in Utah continue to hit record levels. Whether it’s exhaustion, finances, or just not being able to be with our friends and family in person, many might start to experience a new type of holiday stress. Luckily, there are ways to help […]
2 years ago
addiction took over...
Josh Tilton

Utahn recalls chasing his dream as a professional soccer player — until addiction took over

A Utahn who found success in collegiate soccer is coming out after addiction took over his life and almost cost him everything — including his dream of being a professional soccer player. Cord Stimpson joined the Project Recovery podcast to talk about the dangers of opioids, drug abuse, and how easy it was for his […]
2 years ago
Josh Tilton

Study: Teens who spend more time in extracurricular activities, less on screens, have better mental health

ATLANTA (CNN) — If you’re worried about your kids’ mental health, particularly because of the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing mandates, less screen time and more extracurricular activities will help, says a new study. Adolescents — especially girls — who spend more time in extracurricular activities and less than two hours of screen time after school have […]
2 years ago
social media addiction...
Josh Tilton

Five questions to ask yourself if you think you might have a social media addiction

As the state of Utah sees record numbers in COVID-19 cases, many families are staying inside as much as possible — which has in turn led to an increase in social media addiction. According to a recent survey, over 72% of social media users admitted to increasing their usage during the pandemic. Coupled with its […]
2 years ago
self-care...
Josh Tilton

The reason why self-care is more important to our mental health than ever

As many Utahns begin to prepare for a potential surge of increased flu and COVID-19 cases, self-care has taken a backseat. The recent COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions have affected everyone differently. One thing we do know though is that our mental health has depreciated since the pandemic started. A recent online study analyzed how the […]
2 years ago
stigma of addiction...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
Therapist...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
harm reduction...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
know your script...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
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