Treatment Center Setting
Renaissance Ranch Treatment Centers Philosophy
Our approach to recovery is based on the original 12 Step Program. What makes Renaissance Ranch unique is that we incorporate cutting edge research in to our recovery system. Research that has been carefully vetted and confirmed by our experience with successful recoveries. This means we supplement the 12 Step Program with several different types of therapy including: experiential & adventure therapy, group sessions, and also family therapy resources. We also offer medically assisted detox and recovery options for individuals that meet certain criteria.
Areas of Specialization
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
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.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
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.
Renaissance Ranch will always be a special place to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I had already attended one rehab facility. The Ranch truly saved my life by teaching me and allowing me to understand and love who I am.
Meet the Staff
Dave Callister, LCSW
Executive Clinical Director
Dave graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Social Work. In addition to his formal education, he has been in recovery from substance dependence since 1999. During his own struggle with addiction, Dave found light and purpose through the 12-step program, and has been passionate about sharing the message of hope and healing ever since. He has worked with youth, adults, and families suffering from addiction and mental illness at multiple programs including LifeLine For Youth, Lakeview Hospital, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), and Renaissance Ranch Residential and Outpatient Programs. Aside from his work, Dave loves the outdoors, playing golf, spending time with family, and listening to music and playing the guitar.
Kris Groves, ASUDC
Kris is a Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor and has been working in the field of substance abuse since 1996. Kris is the Program Director for Renaissance Ranch. She has worked in general outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. As a volunteer for the Family Home Evening Program at the Utah State Prison, Kris educates women about addiction and recovery. She has been certified as a DUI instructor for the State of Utah. Kris has worked as an anger management specialist and workshop presenter for addiction education. She also presents workshops on addiction and recovery in smaller communities in Utah and Idaho. As a family systems specialist, Kris works specifically with the shame-based family system model that addresses the family needs as well as the needs of the client. Kris’s passion and commitment for people and assisting them in their healing and recovery is a great joy for her.
Tyson Dixon, LSUDC
Tyson also has firsthand experience in recovering from the disease of addiction. He has years of service involvement with local recovery programs and has also completed the Licensed Substance Abuse Counseling Program at Utah Valley University and is continuing education at the Argosy University pursuing a Masters in counseling. Tyson is passionately motivated to help others as he was helped to overcome the deadly disease of addiction.
Family Support Educators
Rick and Christine Dixon, our Family Support Educators, understand firsthand the painful and complex challenges that come to marriages and families who are battling the disease of addiction. They have been heavily involved in educating family members for several years now of the critical importance of family members becoming knowledgeable and implementing the healing principles of addiction. They have served those struggling with addictive behaviors at the prison and local churches for 12 years plus through hundreds of 12 step meetings. They have witnessed many families heal over the years and know firsthand that long term sobriety for addicted loved ones hinges on parents and spouses understanding recovery principles. Christine has her BA in Speech Communications Education from BYU. Rick is a multiple business owner who also oversees/mentors many addiction related treatment centers.
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ABOUT RENAISSANCE RANCH
Renaissance Ranch offers addiction treatment in line with the beliefs of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church). The organization has programs for men and women, yet this facility in Bluffdale, Utah, offers gender-specific residential and outpatient care only for men who are struggling with addiction — as well as co-occurring disorders. Medically assisted detox is not available on-site. A women’s only program is offered at a sister facility called Therapia for Women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment starts with a thorough assessment. If clients require detoxification services, they will be referred to appropriate programs. The program lasts a year: 60 days of residential treatment, followed by 120 days of continuing outpatient care.
Treatment is based on the 12-Steps and uses the Therapeutic Community Model, but Renaissance Ranch points out that it supplements 12-step work with experiential and adventure therapy, plus group therapy and a family program. Therapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and animal therapy.
Aftercare provisions include the aforementioned general outpatient care, plus an active alumni network. Alumni are subjected random drug tests. It is highly recommended that clients move into a transitional living or sober living facility after completing the program.
Successful graduates may return at no extra cost should they relapse.
According to the facility’s website, staff includes an MD board-certified in addictionology, a clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, and nurse practitioners.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This is a 27-bed facility with semi-private rooms. According to the facility’s website, the grounds include a basketball court, fire pits, three stall horse barn, and a running track, plus a separate workout and sauna building.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received only one alumni review and it was overwhelmingly positive. The reviewer gave five out of five stars in nearly every category including treatment effectiveness, holistic offerings, connectivity, counseling options, use of the 12-Steps, treatment of co-occurring disorders, the staff’s level of training and experience, and affordability. Only for accommodations and meals, the reviewer gave four out of five stars.
On Google, the facility has an average of 4.2 out of five stars based on 18 reviews. Alum Clint wrote: “The Ranch literally saved my life and taught me how to begin loving myself again. I will be eternally grateful for my experience and the life long relationships I have built.” Negative reviews were critical of Renaissance Ranch’s commitment to using Latter Day Saints teachings as the sole basis of treatment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The overall sentiment is mixed, based on the five reviews received by Rehabs.com. Most felt the program overall was good, clean, and helpful for their loved one, but affordability was mentioned. In a representative review an anonymous loved one wrote to Rehabs.com: “My loved one was able to get the help he needed to help stop his addiction.”
Renaissance Ranch offers finance options through third party vendors, such as Prosper Healthcare Lending.
Updated February 2017
Published on March 2017
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