About Rick Visser, ASUDC, 28-year veteran in substance abuse treatment & recovery

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Action has 4 Treatment Programs and Financial Aid Available

Many people don’t realize that Action Recovery Group in South Ogden has four different programs to help with Drug and Alcohol Addiction:

1.  Outpatient Medical Detox:  Designed to greatly reduce drug and alcohol withdrawal risks, reduce cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms. Provided by Grant Jasmer Detox at the Action facility in South Ogden.

2.  Day Treatment:  An all-day-structured, […]

By |June 1st, 2016|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Action has 4 Treatment Programs and Financial Aid Available

SPICE—the Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic!

By |March 21st, 2016|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on SPICE—the Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic!

Addiction—Seeking Pleasure or Avoiding Pain?

Alcohol & Drug Addiction—Pain Avoidance or Pleasure Seeking?

In my 29 years as a substance abuse counselor, I have often heard professionals and recovering addicts express the belief that drug and alcohol addiction are primarily about people running away from, avoiding and self-medicating the stress, pain and pressures of life. While I believe that this most […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Addiction—Seeking Pleasure or Avoiding Pain?

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths are UP!

Before you go on a drinking binge this weekend, you might want to stop and consider the stats on “Alcohol Poisoning Deaths.” 68% of those that die are white, and 75% of those are men. Now that doesn’t mean that if you’re not in these two groups you are immune or you can hold your […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Alcohol Poisoning Deaths are UP!

It takes a Family to Beat Heroin Addiction

After nearly 30 years as a counselor in the drug and alcohol addiction field, I know what it takes for people to get clean and sober, and stay that way. And I can tell you that those who have the greatest addiction recovery success also have family support. At Action Recovery Group, a BIG emphasis […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on It takes a Family to Beat Heroin Addiction

5 Things You need to know about Marijuana

At Action Recovery Group, we help a lot of people with serious drug and alcohol addiction issues. With recreational marijuana use now legal in four states, and medical use legal in about twenty more states, some might wonder why a drug and alcohol rehab facility would be concerned about marijuana use. Isn’t this just a […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on 5 Things You need to know about Marijuana

UFC Heavyweight Hooked on Oxy

For nearly 30 years It’s been my privilege to help struggling individuals in Weber and Davis Counties, and here in Ogden, with drug and alcohol addiction rehab. One of the things that amazes me is how non-addicts often have a hard time understanding how easy it can be to fall prey to substance abuse. Drug […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on UFC Heavyweight Hooked on Oxy

Mixing Alcohol & Prescription Meds—Bad News!

As a drug and alcohol rehab facility here in Ogden, we of course help a lot of people struggling with alcohol addiction and addiction to prescription medications. While each addiction alone brings with it a host of problems and complications, things get really messy when people combine alcohol and prescription drugs together! This is especially […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Mixing Alcohol & Prescription Meds—Bad News!

Cookin’ with Molly Could Kill You!

As a drug and alcohol addiction rehab facility, you might guess that we see clients who have experimented with all kinds of substances. One that causes us HUGE concern is “MDMA” (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), aka ecstasy and more recently known as “Molly.”

Molly is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that is similar to both the stimulant amphetamine and the […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Cookin’ with Molly Could Kill You!

Teens Prone to Addiction and MUST Protect Their Brains!

As a drug and alcohol treatment center, we see a LOT of young adults who started drinking and using as teens. One of the big research issues of late is the extreme effect of alcohol and drugs on the teenage brain. As a society, we MUST do everything in our power to educate, support and […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Teens Prone to Addiction and MUST Protect Their Brains!