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    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 […]
  • spreading kindness

    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 […]
  • recovering addicts

    ‘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 […]
  • abuse

    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 […]
  • alcohol addiction

    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 […]
  • Alcohol and pill addiction

    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 […]
  • opioid misuse

    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 […]
  • former addict

    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 […]
  • heroin addiction

    ‘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 […]
  • addiction

    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 […]