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Preparing for an Intensive Outpatient Program

Making the choice to seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction can feel monumental. If you or a loved one is wondering about intensive outpatient programs and you want to learn more, contact the caring team at Painted Desert. Our women-specific offerings can help restore health, personal agency, and purpose for those combating addiction. Learn…

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Does Equine Therapy Actually Work?

If you’ve taken a walk through a park recently, you’ve probably seen people out enjoying nature with a furry friend. Animal companions have been by humans’ side for millennia. Today, scientists are coming to understand the neurological connection between spending time with animals and increased mental and physical health. Equine therapy, working with horses in…

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5 Benefits of Trauma-Informed Therapy

If you’ve suffered a traumatic event or events in your life, you’re not alone. Trauma is a major cause of mental health and substance abuse concerns in the U.S. Fortunately, this also means that many effective trauma treatments are available. Trauma-informed therapy, in particular, offers many benefits. If you or a loved one is suffering…

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Finding Women’s-Only Day Treatment in Utah

For some women struggling with addiction, a gender-specific rehab program could be ideal. Whether it’s because their struggle involves mostly women-only issues such as pregnancy complications, or it’s because they have unresolved trauma related to men, women in rehab may find it difficult to share their experiences with men. That’s why some rehab facilities offer…

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Where to Find Equine Therapy in Utah

Equine therapy in Utah—and in other locations—is becoming more available to more clients struggling with various psychiatric disorders. But why is spending time with horses considered a form of therapeutic care? Spending time with animals, in general, is considered beneficial. Pets are good for physical and mental health because they give people unconditional love and…

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Getting Help for Women’s Alcohol Addiction in Utah

If you’re looking for a professional women’s alcohol addiction treatment program, you or someone you care about will have the best chance at overcoming an alcohol-related problem. Whether the problem is drinking too much, drinking too fast, or drinking too often, alcohol-related issues are among the most significant public health concerns in the country. More…

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Reach Your Addiction Recovery Goals in 2022

What makes women’s addiction recovery goals different from men’s? Nothing, really—but only if you don’t take gender-specific issues into consideration. Women physically, psychologically, and emotionally handle alcohol and drugs differently and therefore have different needs than men when it comes to addiction treatment and sobriety maintenance. With that in mind, it makes sense that women’s…