June 2, 2016
drug rehab road to recovery

The Phases of Drug Rehab

Drug addiction is an epidemic that affects more and more Americans and their families each year. When the realization that help is needed, when rehabilitation is the next step, it is important to know what you or your family member is heading toward. Any path to recovery over drug addiction takes work, but knowledge truly is power and keeping these phases of drug rehab in mind will help as you or your family member progresses through treatment. Early Addiction Recovery Phase The earliest phase of drug rehab is one of the most tenuous when it comes to the patient’s recovery. Commitments to rehab are constantly tested and questioned, as the […]
April 19, 2016
Alcohol Consumption Statistics in Utah

Addiction Recovery Help in Uintah County

Addiction is an epidemic that knows no borders, affecting people and their families across the country. From sprawling metropolises to small towns, addictions effects can be felt everywhere. For those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in Uintah County now have a partner in the fight of overcoming addiction with Chateau Recovery. With very little local drug rehab and recovery support available to residents of Vernal, Duchesne, and Roosevelt Chateau Recovery located in nearby Wasatch County has opened their inpatient facility specifically to those in need. Our addiction recovery center opens it doors to residents of Uintah Basin looking for the expert help they need to overcome addiction. The picturesque […]
April 15, 2016
SMART Recovery uses evidence-based behavioral science.

What is SMART Recovery?

We are one of the few providers of SMART Recovery meetings in Utah. Almost one in ten Americans is dependent on drugs or alcohol.  This statistic illustrates the dire need for addiction treatment centers. Various programs are available to assist a person who is starting the process of overcoming addiction, but lasting change must come from within. Self-empowering addiction treatment options seem fairly limited. So… what else is there?  SMART Recovery is quickly becoming the most popular alternative to traditional 12 step groups. It’s not only free but also open to those who want to pursue help abolishing addiction from their lives. SMART Recovery uses science-based knowledge to assist people […]
February 24, 2016
SMART Recovery used as an alternative to AA

Differences between SMART Recovery and AA

This post was written by Tanji Wolfert, Chateau Recovery’s Substance Use Disorder Counselor and our most recent SMART Recovery facilitator. She discusses the difference between SMART Recovery and AA. SMART is an acronym that stands for “Self Management and Recovery Training”. They are a nonprofit organization that strives to offer free support groups for those who are trying to abstain from a behavior or substance addiction. The program is a kind of alternative to Alcohol Anonymous-type groups or other twelve step support groups, but can be a valuable tool in addition to twelve step groups as well. SMART uses science-based information to help people address behavioral problems and make changes […]
August 13, 2015

Sober Ideas

Living a life of sobriety, is often difficult. It’s like learning how to walk all over again.  Losing your crutch or drug, can cause a lot of emotions.  Especially when it’s that time of year again, where the temperatures get hotter & the alcoholic beverage advertising gets stronger. You’re probably wondering “How do I have fun being Sober?” Here’s a list of ideas of fun things to try now that you’re sober 1. Hiking- Get out of the house and get some air.  There’s probably a really cool trail close to your house that you’ve never tried. 2. Get a gym membership. Set fitness goals & stay in shape. 3. […]
July 2, 2015

Transitioning from “Self-ish” to “Whole Self” in Recovery

You don’t need to be an addict to demonstrate egocentric behavior, sometimes referred to as selfishness.  Entitlement, immaturity, instant-gratification are natural parts of growing up and seem like common sense to under developed brains and relationships.  However, “selfishness” is also a consequence of prolonged substance abuse and dependence. Addiction is a physical/medical experience that alters the brains ability to function.  Perceptions and reasoning skills connected to time, relationships, consequences, and survival are greatly affected when chemicals change the brains ability to do its job. When the brain and physical body is altered, the ripple effects and consequences spread throughout our lives.  So when individuals or family start looking for relief […]