Making the commitment to get treatment for addiction is a huge step in the recovery process. It can be very difficult to acknowledge you have a problem with drugs and alcohol. The stigma surrounding addiction makes it hard to ask for help. Starting over after addiction can seem overwhelming, but there is hope in recovery.
Give yourself time to heal after addiction. Drugs and alcohol hijack the brain causing it to change physically and physiologically. The brain becomes dependent on the drugs and alcohol. Over time, the brain craves more drugs and alcohol to achieve the same pleasurable effect as experienced the first time.
In recovery, your brain needs to be re-trained how to operate without the control of drugs or alcohol. When you end drug or alcohol use, your brain is still dependent on them. This can cause painful withdrawals but can be managed through a medically supervised detox process.
Starting over after addiction means leaving your old lifestyle behind. Being around people associated with your drug or alcohol use can make staying sober more difficult. In a new sober lifestyle, continue to go to group meetings where you can meet other sober people and possibly form new relationships. In group meetings, you can meet new people to call on if you are going through challenges during recovery. Sharing your experience with others is a comforting reminder that you are not alone.
Treatment offers holistic therapy for the mind, body, and spirit. Mindfulness promotes your awareness of yourself and your surroundings. A clear mind will allow you to focus on the present, and discover your interests, hobbies, and talent. Keeping your body healthy with good nutrition and exercise will repair your physical and mental health. Healing for the spirit will help you feel better and restore your confidence.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. Addiction is lonely and isolating, but you are not alone. Find happiness and restored health in a new, sober lifestyle. Do not wait another day to get help.
Welcome to Corner Canyon, a residential adult treatment center in beautiful Utah where the individual needs of every client are met with a unique treatment program created to fit them specifically. Our warm and comforting home invites those of all genders, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, and more who seek to heal as well as transform their lives from mental health and addiction issues. Call us today for information on our programs of care: 866-399-3469
Cheryl has a 24-year history of founding and managing treatment programs for adolescents, in addition to providing therapy for them and is now excited to work with adults at Corner Canyon Health Centers. Her own treatment experiences informed the development and implementation of the foundational components of Corner Canyon, and she looks forward to directing a program that meets all the expectations she had while in treatment and includes all the therapeutic practices that she has found to be effective throughout her career.
In 1998 Cheryl co-founded Second Nature Wilderness Program, which grew to be the largest private wilderness therapeutic program in the United States and included 5 separate locations. Cheryl also helped found Gateway Academy, a pre-eminent residential treatment program for adolescent boys, and looks forward to working with the Gateway Academy owners at Corner Canyon.
In 2003, Cheryl was elected by her colleagues throughout the United States to serve as a board member for the National Association for Therapeutic Schools and Programs. Cheryl works clinically with addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, family systems problems, and other co-occurring issues. She loves working with clients the most out of all the different roles she has played. Cheryl completed her education at Brigham Young University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology in 1991 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1993. Her clinical training included CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Assertive Communication, and providing individual, family, group therapy and marriage counseling.
Cheryl is the oldest of ten children and has two adult children, a daughter and a son. Her interests include water sports, photography, interior design, household projects, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves house boating on Lake Powell, but her favorite pastime is spending time with her 5 wonderful grandchildren.