deeper relationship...
Josh Tilton

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. […]
2 years ago
to suicide...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
spreading addiction awareness...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
opioid abuse...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
anxiety and stress...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
stress and anxiety...
Josh Tilton

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 […]
2 years ago
behavior change...
Josh Tilton

How the six steps of behavior change play a role in the road to recovery

For many who struggle with addiction, replacing negative habits with positive ones is the first step towards positive behavior change. By using the Transtheoretical model developed by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClement in the late 1970s, Dr. Matt Woolley, a licensed Clinical psychologist at the University of Utah, is gaining a better understanding of addiction […]
2 years ago
journey to sobriety...
Josh Tilton

Idaho author and business owner recounts his journey to sobriety

A Utah native author and Idaho-based business owner is opening up about overcoming addiction and his journey to sobriety. Jason Coombs, owner of Brick House Recovery in Idaho and author of Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover joined the Project Recovery podcast to talk about his substance abuse and how it took […]
2 years ago
sobriety...
Josh Tilton

How one man went from eleven years of sobriety to becoming an addict again

On the outside looking in, Keith Meyer had everything he could have wanted in life. He was a husband to a successful wife and a father of three kids. He owned his own marketing consulting company and it had proven to be very successful. But on the inside, Keith was struggling after experiencing eleven years […]
2 years ago
recovery...
Josh Tilton

Utah actor and producer on addiction recovery

Thirteen years have passed since Utah actor and producer, Michael Birkeland, hit his “rock bottom” and now he’s using his past to help others start their own road to recovery. He recently joined the Project Recovery podcast to tell his story of substance abuse and how he was able to curb his addiction. From actor […]
2 years ago
Life Coach...
Josh Tilton

Utah Life Coach uses past addiction as motivation to help others

SALT LAKE CITY — Overcoming addiction can still bring a lot of pain and anguish while on the road to recovery but one Life Coach in Utah is hoping to change that. Utah native, Rob Eastman, the owner of Eastman Fitness is using his past experiences with addiction as a motivational tool to help others […]
2 years ago
recovery program...
Josh Tilton

Ogden gym creates unique recovery program for recovering addicts

A recovery program in Ogden is attempting to redefine the way communities look at addiction recovery. Frank Jameson, a Life Coach for School of Addiction Recovery (SOAR), joined the Project Recovery podcast to explain the steps the non-profit organization is taking to change addiction recovery. From addict to Life Coach Frank’s day starts completely different […]
2 years ago
addiction recovery...
Josh Tilton

Utah non-profit changing the way we look at addiction recovery

Many who struggle with a substance use disorder find it hard to reach out to someone who can understand their struggle. One Utah non-profit organization is hoping to break that stigma and change the way we look at addiction recovery through unity. Evan Fields, a Peer Recovery Coach for Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness […]
2 years ago
time of crisis...
Josh Tilton

Where to turn in a time of crisis for someone struggling with addiction

For those who are struggling with a substance abuse disorder, many current events can truly lead to a time of crisis with potentially deadly outcomes. Dr. Matt Woolley, a clinical psychologist, recently spoke on the Project Recovery podcast to offer helpful ways to try and combat addiction in a pandemic. Video chats with a licensed […]
3 years ago
substance abuse awareness...
Josh Tilton

Utah motivational speaker trying to spread substance abuse awareness after addiction took everything

A Utah motivational speaker is trying to spread substance abuse awareness after losing everything and becoming homeless due to addiction. When Jared was younger, he was always athletic. Eventually, he earned a scholarship to play football for Snow College in Ephraim, UT. By the age of 22, he was the first person in my family […]
3 years ago
harrington...
TOM HACKETT, KSL SPORTS

Harrington: Mental Fight To Remain Sober Lasts A Lifetime

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU running back, KSL sports anchor and current Jazz Game Night host, Alema Harrington, has been very vocal about his lifelong struggles with addiction. It’s a fight he said he expects to last for the rest of his life. The ex-football player, broadcaster and recovering addict shared insight into his […]
3 years ago
guided meditation...
Josh Tilton

How guided meditation can help ease anxiety during the pandemic

Many employees are dealing with the most stressful times in their careers according to a recent study published by Human Resource Executive. But frequently practicing guided meditation is proving to be a helpful resource in combating increasing levels of stress. In the study, 88% of workers reported experiencing moderate to extreme stress over the past […]
3 years ago
fentanyl overdose...
Josh Tilton

Utah mother tells her story of coping after losing a daughter to a fentanyl overdose

A mother should never have to grieve over losing a daughter from a fentanyl overdose but that’s exactly where Charla Bocchicchio found herself in 2016. Charla’s daughter, Cassidy, was no stranger to substance abuse. She suffered from multiple mental health issues and frequently sought out illegal drugs. Cassidy’s experimentation with illegal drugs saw her use […]
3 years ago
recovery after addiction...
Josh Tilton

Utah woman fighting to innovate recovery after addiction

For many who struggle with substance abuse, the thought of relapse is always a possibility. One Utah woman is working to change the way former addicts look at recovery to help fight off the possibility of it ever happening again. Learning from her own mistakes to help others Claire Groll knows how hard the grips […]
3 years ago
better mental health...
Josh Tilton

4 ways to promote better mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus rise past 4,300 in Utah, many residents are dealing with stressors that may affect mental health. “Right now, just using the word ‘pandemic’ or ‘quarantine,’ sets a lot of people off into this panicky space,” said Dr. Matt Woolley, a licensed clinical psychologist for the University of Utah. People […]
3 years ago
spreading kindness...
Josh Tilton

Utah foundation spreading kindness after tragedy

One Utah foundation is turning tragedy into a community-building opportunity by spreading kindness and raising awareness surrounding suicide prevention. The Kind Like Kamree foundation began with the help of Brady and Amber Newby in memory of their daughter, Kamree Marie Newby. Kamree tragically took her own life on March 11, 2019, after she suffered from […]
3 years ago
recovering addicts...
Josh Tilton

‘Adventure therapy’ is a new form of therapy helping recovering addicts in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A new program is innovating the way recovering addicts can stay sober with the use of ‘adrenaline adventure therapy’. Adventures Anonymous is a three-day program. In it, participants will test drive various pieces of equipment, hike to a hot spring and a natural stone arch. They’ll also participate in rock climbing […]
3 years ago
abuse...
Josh Tilton

Utah woman describes how years of abuse led to an alcohol addiction

Lorie Warburton can trace her years of alcohol abuse to the age of five-years-old — the same age when her father began to abuse her. She recently joined the ‘Project Recovery’ podcast to tell her story of how decades of abuse led to her struggling with alcohol abuse. Abuse at a young age Lorie and […]
3 years ago
alcohol addiction...
Josh Tilton

Utah man recounts how his wife’s alcohol addiction almost cost them everything

For Alan Richards, losing both his job and his house in the same year was incredibly difficult. But he says it couldn’t compare to the pain of almost losing his wife to alcohol addiction throughout it all. He recently joined the ‘Project Recovery’ podcast to tell the story of a disease that would plague his […]
3 years ago
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