Utah Addiction Centers is accredited by The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare facilities and specializes in alcohol abuse recovery as well as numerous other addictions. Based in a semi-rural area, Utah Addiction Centers provides a combination of isolation and community for its patients as they undergo personalized alcohol abuse treatment. With a holistic approach to therapy, Utah Addiction Centers focuses on treating the mind, the body, the spirit, and provide hope for recovery.
- Personalized, holistic approach
- Patient testimonials
- Funding options
Personalized, Holistic Approach
Utah Addictions Centers approaches treatment for alcohol abuse in a personalized and holistic way. They utilize the traditional 12-step model as well as a combination of psychotherapy and medical services. The treatment center’s focus is on emotional, physical, and spiritual healing.
Treatment begins with 30-days of Primary Care, during which psychological and physical testing occurs, detoxification takes place, and a personalized plan is created. Following the Primary Care phase, the patient will enter Extended Care, which is when the deep-seated problems will be addressed and the patient will be prepared for outpatient care as well as aftercare. The length of stay differs on a case-by-case basis.
Additionally, one type of treatment offered at Utah Addiction Centers is Equine Therapy. This type of assisted psychotherapy allows a patient to interact with a trained horse and build a relationship that promotes physical, occupational, and emotional growth.
Patient Testimonials are available directly on the Utah Addiction Center’s website, with first names provided to allow for relative patient anonymity. These testimonials provide further insight into the treatment programs offered by Utah Addiction Centers and the patient experience, which is a lot more than many similar alcohol treatment facilities that only provide commentary from staff members.
Alcohol abuse treatment at Utah Addiction Centers is one of the most affordable in the nation. And while they do not post their costs, with Utah’s low cost of living and the facility’s modest appearance, patients are able to receive treatment at an affordable price. The center also states that it has possible funding options, partial scholarships, and accepts most insurance plans.
- Unprofessional appearance
- Unsubstantiated statistics
- Limited one-on-one treatment
Utah Addiction Centers is located in an emerging suburban neighborhood located in a semi-rural community. The facility itself is simply a home located in a subdivision. And while this may provide a more homey feel and promote a sense of community and togetherness, it does not offer many of the same on-site amenities that other similar facilities do.
In addition to the facility being located at a home in a subdivision, the facility website is riddled with typographical errors, misspellings, and broken links, adding to the unprofessional appearance of the treatment center.
With a “97% success rate” using “cutting edge methods,” Utah Addiction Centers seems like a great option for patients suffering from alcohol abuse. These claims/statistics, which may be accurate, are, however, not substantiated with backing data, studies, or even framing language defining what success is or how long sobriety must last to be considered a success.
Additionally, there is a glaring lack of information on the cutting edge methods that they use, rather much of this is left up to one’s own extrapolation of the information provided. It does appear that Equine Therapy may be one of these techniques, and it does offer a perk that many similar treatment facilities do not have.
Limited One-on-One Treatment
At Utah Addiction Centers, the average patient will receive the following treatments each week:
- 9 mental health therapy groups
- 9 behavioral process groups
- 23 education groups
- 1 to 3 one-on-one sessions
This limited use of one-on-one treatment detracts from the overarching premise of the claimed individualized treatment as seen in the pros section. And while patients are able to participate in variable activities of their choosing or on a needs basis during the week, this does not always outweigh the lack of one-on-one care from the therapists and medical professionals.