Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
Ardu Recovery Philosophy
Named after the Irish Gaelic word for “rise up,” Ardu Recovery Center is an innovative addiction, mental health treatment and medical detox center in Utah. We set out to help clients achieve sobriety and live their happiest, healthiest, and most fulfilling lives. Our integrative medicine and therapies, such as amino acid therapy, improve the quality of life for our residents and ensure a lasting recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-occuring Disorders
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts
Meet the Staff
PA-C/ Assistant Medical Director
Blake Rapier attended Utah Valley University for his undergraduate studies. He studied medicine in Ohio graduating 1st in his class and magna cum laude from the University of Findlay’s Physicians Assistant program. He began his career practice Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. Later, just practicing Family Medicine for 13 years and then started in the field of Addiction Medicine. He is certified and credentialed with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and recognized in addiction with SAMSHA and the DEA. He has been married to his wife since 2001 and they have 5 sons.
Scott A. Lovelace
MEd, LCMHC/ Clinical Director
Scott has had the opportunity to work in a variety of clients across the country and the world. He has been a clinical director, a primary therapist, volunteer, equine assisted psychotherapist, and business owner in the field of counseling. Over the course of his 14-year career, he has had the opportunity to assist children, adolescents, families and military service members with overcoming challenges associated with substance abuse, sexual abuse, anxiety disorders, depression, communication difficulties, learning challenges and conflict resolution. Through his life experiences, Scott has been able to become more understanding of the need for strong family support as well as the need for building relationships in order to heal. Life experiences have taught him that compassion and kindness are important motivating attributes. Scott firmly believes that through small means, great changes can be brought about, especially with the right support system. Scott has shown that he can effectively work with families, often connecting with them through discussion of his time playing football in college, working out with professional football teams, and playing semi-professional football during graduate school. His love of sport has also contributed to his desire and understanding that working with a team is a much better approach to working through challenges, as opposed to trying to accomplish everything simply as an individual. Outside of his professional career, Scott and his lovely wife Valeria have three children who keep them busy with school, dance, art and myriad other activity. Scott can also be found wearing a kilt on the field of the Highland Games as the Chief Judge for Utah Heavy Athletics or preparing to compete in the Games in the weight room. His family loves being back in Utah, where a variety of options are available for family activities.
I am a person in long term recovery. I spent years battling and eventually overcoming my own substance abuse demons. I work in this field for one reason, to help people. I grew up in Utah and spent most of my life feeling separate, alone and different. My addiction got the best of me for years and it wasn’t until I spoke up about my problem that I found people who had gone through the same struggles as me, found a way through them and were willing to show me a new way to live. I call this recovery. When I was hopeless it was people in recovery that were able to show me that hope was possible. I try everyday to pass this along to the clients I work with. Hope is never lost and recovery is possible. Recovery is a lifestyle. I honor my recovery by speaking about it to anybody that may need to hear it.
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ABOUT ARDU RECOVERY
Located in the mountains of Provo, Utah, Ardu Recovery provides residential treatment to individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and other behavioral health disorders. The facility is also one of the 22 (9.2 percent) of Utah treatment facilities that offers residential detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Ardu Recovery's website, treatment typically begins with an assessment to determine an individualized treatment program, which may begin with medical detox. The treatment team works closely with each resident to determine the safest and most comfortable treatment. During detox, nurses are on staff 24/7.
The treatment facility is one of the 139 (58.2 percent) of Utah centers that offers treatment to individuals with co-occurring disorders. The facility offers a wide range of treatment options with an emphasis on dual-diagnosis treatment through holistic techniques, such as IV amino acid therapy, oxygen therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, nature immersion, therapeutic massage, yoga, and reiki.
In addition, treatment includes individual and group therapy counseling, gender-specific groups, young adult groups and activities, as well as family programs for loved ones.
According to the facility, Ardu Recovery offers a 1:4 staff-to-client ratio and employs a team of nurses, therapists, and counselors. The center is one of the 17 (7.1 percent) of Utah facilities accredited by CARF.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The treatment center boasts 20 beds, and images sourced from Ardu Recovery's website indicated a modern facility with hotel-like, shared bedrooms, as well as comfortable living spaces. Private rooms are also available.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date praised the facility, commending the facility's staff, the effectiveness of programming, and accommodations. "Greatest staff, amazing program," alum Rochelle wrote, while alum Casey added: "Phenomenal care, beautiful facility and 5 Star Service!"
The two individuals who left reviews on the center's Facebook page, which it may have the ability to manage, both gave five out of five-star ratings for the facility.  "There is a happy family feel within the walls of Ardu. The food is delicious, the building is clean and beautiful, and the amenities are above and beyond," Lisa wrote in a representative review.
To date, the 31 individuals who left Google Reviews gave an average of 4.9 out of five stars for Ardu Recovery Center, and positive commentary. Individuals praised the treatment team, the amenities, and its overall effectiveness.  "Such a great facility. The team at Ardu treats every client like a family member," Kevin wrote in a representative review. "They truly go the extra mile to take care of the people that go there. The staff are all so well trained and amazing."
The two people who left Yelp reviews at the time of this writing also gave positive feedback, both awarding the facility with five out of five-star ratings. "I just want to take time to say what Ardu has done for me. I went through both the detox facility and the residential treatment program and I can't stress enough how great of a program Ardu is providing," an alum wrote. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also appreciated the facility, all awarding perfect five-star ratings for the facility's effectiveness and accommodations. "It’s so beautiful and peaceful and such a comfortable home-like environment. I wouldn’t send my loved one anywhere else," loved one Laura wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Like alumni and family members, the two staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date also awarding the facility five-star ratings for the facility's effectiveness and accommodations, as well as praised the facility's welcoming environment and upper management. "I am so proud to be working with the caring staff at Ardu to make this the premier detox/recovery program in the state," one staff member wrote.
According to Ardu Recovery, treatment is $20,000 per month. The facility accepts private insurance, and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Published on October 2019
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