Entering an Addiction Treatment Center: What You Need to Know

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol takes a lot of courage and strength. It is also the first step to recovery. Acknowledging you have a substance abuse problem is difficult but necessary in the recovery process. Once you have come to terms with the idea that  recovery will improve your life significantly, […]

Building a Sense of Belonging While Depressed

Many people become depressed because they feel like they do not fit in anywhere. They can have black and white thinking in that if they do not have any friends or are not close with their family, they cannot fit in anywhere. There is always somewhere for you to belong as long as you are […]

How Do We Know When We Are Forming A Dependence?

Many of us will have a long history with substance use before ever realizing that we have developed a dependence. We might not feel we have a problem with it, until over time we’ve begun to abuse the substances we’ve been using to help ourselves cope. Substance abuse and dependence can sometimes take us by […]

What Helps An Addictive Behavior?

A person who engages in addictive behavior continues to participate in an activity such as drug or alcohol use, work, exercise, compulsive gambling and shopping, sex, or eating disorders, despite negative consequences. According to Ruth C. Engs, RN, EdD, Applied Health Science, Indiana University, “Any activity, substance, object, or behavior that has become the major […]

What Is The State Of The Opioid Crisis?

Prescription drugs and opioids are used for pain management and are prescribed by a medical professional. Despite the intended use, many people misuse the medication and take more than directed. Prescription drugs and opioids can be very addictive, and for that reason, doctors and pharmacists emphasize the importance of taking the medication as prescribed. According […]

What Factors Contribute to Addiction?

Addiction can happen to anyone from any background, social status, race, and gender. Many people are at higher risk of developing an addiction than others are. There are certain factors that increase the risk of a person developing an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Genetics, family history, mental health, and environment are some of the […]

The Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain

Drug and alcohol abuse has been linked to a variety of mental and emotional health disorders. This is because drugs and alcohol can cause temporary or permanent damage to the areas of the brain that are responsible for our emotional and psychological well-being. Short-Term Effects of Alcohol & Drug Abuse The short-term effects of alcohol […]

Parents With Teens In Drug And Alcohol Treatment

As a trauma-informed addiction treatment center in Utah, approaching anxious parents with empathy and compassion is essential to the work we do at Corner Canyon Recovery. Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CAI, CIP, has provided this style of support in the intervention and clinical care she’s provided to addicted adolescents and young adults and their families […]