Alcohol and pill addiction...
Josh Tilton

Utah mother describes overcoming alcohol, pill addiction

For many Utahns, the concept of getting married at 19 years old is the next step in life. But for Amy McAllister, director of nursing at Ardu Recovery Center in Provo, it was the start of a life-changing alcohol and pill addiction. She recently joined the ‘Project Recovery’ podcast to tell her story of overcoming […]
3 years ago
opioid misuse...
Josh Tilton

Five incredibly useful tips to help prevent opioid misuse

Opioids, at their core, are meant to help relieve pain. With the help of a health care provider’s direction, they can be very effective and helpful at managing that pain. Unfortunately, opioid misuse has become very common over the past 15 years and has left the nation attempting to repair the damage done during the […]
3 years ago
former addict...
Josh Tilton

Former addict overcomes decades of drug, alcohol abuse

Christian Smith is a man of many faces. He’s a grandpa, a graduate of the University of Utah and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But he’ll admit: one of his worst faces is that of a former addict. Smith joined the ‘Project Recovery’ podcast to detail how decades […]
3 years ago
heroin addiction...
Josh Tilton

‘I just wanted to be better’: Utah woman details experience with heroin addiction

Lauren Llewellyn’s heroin addiction had become so bad she was on the verge of losing everything. She was without her son and feeling completely hopeless and empty. She knew she had to get high. Inside her parent’s home, who graciously took her in, she went into the bathroom downstairs to curb her fix. In her […]
3 years ago
addiction...
Josh Tilton

Utah doctor details his history with heroin and cocaine addiction

Dr. Robert Simpson is the medical director for Utah Addiction Medicine and is known for his work in harm reduction surrounding addiction — only after he beat his own heroin and cocaine addiction. Growing up with big ambitions “I began shooting heroin and cocaine at about 19-years-old … I went through college. I was addicted […]
3 years ago
pornography...
Josh Tilton

Utah man moves forward after years of pornography addiction

A lack of communication coupled with a surging curiosity had led Jason Mauchley to hold on to a dark secret — he was addicted to pornography. Mauchley was 26-years-old and on the verge of celebrating one of the greatest days of his life. He was about to marry the woman he had fallen in love […]
3 years ago
Adderall...
Josh Tilton

From Adderall to “huffing” canned air; a Utah man’s journey with addiction

Adderall addiction comes in many forms. For Spencer Nicholas though, it came in the form of a path to normalcy. “I can remember the exact day that it actually started to take effect for me … I could actually sit down and I could listen to the teacher talk. My face would be in my […]
3 years ago
drug use...
Josh Tilton

Utah man survives drug use, self-inflicted gunshot wound

When Casey Tucker was a child, the concept of drug use was not uncommon. He grew up with a mother who allowed drugs in the household and the two of them had very little money. According to Casey, the two rarely got along, which led to violence in the household. His mother often beat him […]
3 years ago
guide...
Josh Tilton

Guide for staying on the path to recovery during the holiday events

The holidays can be an incredibly merry time full of gifts, great food, and even better people. But it can also be a time of stress, anxiety, and depression, especially for those who are struggling with a substance abuse disorder. In order to better prepare everyone involved, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley of the […]
3 years ago
intervention...
Josh Tilton

How an intervention could save an addict in your life

If you’ve never seen “Intervention” on A&E, you might not be aware of the lengths family members will go to get their loved ones rid of addiction. While the television show may seem very dramatic, the real-life process of an intervention is absolutely world-shaking to those involved. To try and get a better understanding of […]
3 years ago
grateful...
Josh Tilton

A guide to being grateful through the holiday season

Being grateful during the holidays may seem like an easy notion to participate in but for many, this time of the year brings additional stress. Whether it’s financial stress, fatigue, or just general depression, the holidays can bring have the opposite effect of what they should. Especially if you aren’t able to sit down and […]
3 years ago
alcohol abuse...
Josh Tilton

Alcohol abuse leads to a new beginning for Utah man

Surrounded by his family, Enos looked up to them. He looked for acceptance from his older brothers. So when his family thought it would be fun to see how quickly they could get 10-year-old Enos drunk, he happily obliged. Now decades later, he’s trying to piece together a life of alcohol abuse, shame, and embarrassment. […]
3 years ago
Recovery program...
Josh Tilton

Recovery program helps Utah teenager find light in darkness

Sidnee Kassing thought her life had become unbearable after a recent fight with her parents — until they found the perfect recovery program. Growing up, friends were everything to Sidnee Kassing. In her mind, her friends were even more important than family. This desire to find comradery outside of her family often caused a rift […]
3 years ago
mindfulness...
Josh Tilton

How mindfulness can be another tool to curb addiction

In 2017, approximately 19.7 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD). Now, mindfulness is being considered an underrated tool in suppressing addiction, according to Dr. Matt Woolley, a clinical psychologist from the University of Utah and co-host of the ‘Project Recovery.’ In the latest episode, he details some of the ways […]
3 years ago
pornography addiction...
Josh Tilton

Pornography addiction almost destroys a Utah man’s life

Jacob thought he could hide his pornography addiction forever. Until it started tearing away at every part of his life. “It started when I was eleven years old,” says Jacob, a now 46-year-old man, sitting in front of a microphone during a recording of the Project Recovery podcast. “I didn’t know I was in addiction […]
3 years ago
relapse...
Josh Tilton

How relapse shapes an addict’s path to recovery

During an addict’s journey back to living a clean lifestyle no word causes as much stress and anxiety as ‘relapse’. Keaton knows that firsthand. Keaton described his experience with relapse after being sober for ten months on the Project Recovery podcast. “I had done what I  thought I needed to do in terms of putting […]
3 years ago
opioid addiction...
Josh Tilton

Opioid addiction causes a Utah woman to spiral out of control

Lizzy was very physically active growing up. She ran track, played soccer, ran cross country, and was a cheerleader in high school. She excelled in college and attended Weber State University’s nursing program. After her first year in the program, she met her now-husband of nine years, Brian. As she looks back now, there were […]
3 years ago
substance abuse disorder...
Josh Tilton

Substance abuse disorders no longer hiding in the shadows

Opioid-involved overdose deaths are officially on the decline in Utah since 2017 — mostly due to the rise in resources surrounding awareness and the prevention of a substance abuse disorder. With the help of the non-profit organization, USARA (Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness), and the state-run campaign, Use Only as Directed, Utahns are becoming […]
3 years ago
substance abuse...
Josh Tilton

Substance abuse cripples a Utah woman for decades

Substance abuse can take on many faces. Faces of fear, worry, horror, and unfortunately, bliss. Felicia Marie knows the effects of that substance abuse first hand. By the age of seven, Felicia had started smoking cigarettes, witnessed the divorce of her mom and dad, and saw how substance abuse could corrupt a family. She grew […]
3 years ago
opioid addiction...
Josh Tilton

How opioid addiction has plagued a Utah woman and her family

Opioid addiction never hid its face from Andrea Sorensen and her family. It also never stopped her from feeling unconditional love. Even throughout the years, when the addiction began to deteriorate her family from the inside, she says always felt loved. “When I was younger growing up, [addiction] started with my dad. My dad was […]
3 years ago
Destiny Garcia joins the Project Recovery podcast to talk about her struggle with addiction....
Josh Tilton

How Destiny Garcia went from homeless to SL County office receptionist

A week ago, Destiny Garcia sat in her house, surrounded by a documentary film crew. The documentary features Destiny and her story of addiction. Particularly, how she was able to transcend being homeless to become the receptionist for the Salt Lake County Mayor’s office. Destiny sat there, thinking back on all of the darkness in […]
3 years ago
alcohol addiction...
Josh Tilton

Alcohol addiction seen through the eyes of a parent

“I’m done with you.” Those were almost the last words Mike Scott ever said to his son after another fight broke out because of his son’s alcohol addiction. Hours later, Mike’s son would crash into a vehicle carrying a family of four after running a red light. That son was Casey Scott, popular broadcast personality […]
3 years ago
Rob Eastman joins the Project Recovery podcast to talk about his drug addiction....
Josh Tilton

Drug addiction pushes Utah man to the edge of suicide

Rob Eastman kneeled alongside a bench, taking a deep breath while overlooking the Bountiful Temple. He had just become homeless, was suffering from drug addiction, separated from his wife, and could only see his daughter, Sophie, under supervision. Rob began visualizing Sophie growing up and never knowing who he was and how he got here. […]
3 years ago
Cole Thorpe joins the Project Recovery podcast to describe his alcohol addiction....
Josh Tilton

Alcohol addiction drives Utah man to rock bottom, but eventually, solace

Cole Thorpe drove to a nearby park instead of driving into work for the day. This slight detour allowed him to finally understand what he was meant to do in life after suffering for years from alcohol addiction. It was so simple to him now. With every breath, he felt the stress and anxiety leave […]
3 years ago
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