Treatment Center Setting
Spirit Mountain Recovery for Men Philosophy
It is Spirit Mountain Recovery’s belief that substance use addictions are a multi-phasic disorder of the mind, body, and spirit. As such, the Company’s esteemed team of Medical, Clinical, Holistic and Peer Support Specialists work closely together in order to stabilize, educate, treat and rehabilitate individuals suffering from this life threatening affliction. This simultaneously includes treating any underlying mental health issues that could be triggering one’s addiction. The Company provides their guidance and support in a consistent, compassionate and non-judgmental way so that a nurturing environment is created within which a new life can be built that is well-grounded, joyous and free.
Areas of Specialization
Highly Effective Evidence-Based Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Spirit Mountain Recovery integrates the best of clinical expertise, patient values and research evidence into its decision making processes for client care. SMR makes extensive use of Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) as the basis of its recovery programs.
Simultaneous Treatment of Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues
Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Psychiatrist and Psychologist are not only uniquely qualified to treat drug addiction, but are also able to assess and diagnose most often co-occurring mental health conditions such as Bipolar, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders in addition to adult ADD/ADHD and PTSD.
Active Daily Participation by SMR’s Medical Doctor/Psychiatrist, Psychologist & LCSW
Unlike many other treatment centers, Spirit Mountain’s MD/Psychiatrist, Psychologist and LCSW are highly experienced and personally involved in the daily delivery of treatment services.
Extensive Individual and Group Clinical Counseling
Since severe untreated drug addiction typical ends in jail, prison or death, Spirit Mountain takes recovery very seriously. With at least 6 hours per week of highly credentialed clinical counseling compared to typically 1-2 hours received at others treatment centers, Spirit Mountain has distinguished itself as one of the most comprehensive and effective clinical programs in the country.
A Variety of Supplemental Outdoor and Indoor Activities That Makes Recovery Fun
Like Empathetic Recovered Peer Dialogue, Equine Therapy, Nature Therapy, Winter & Summer Sports, Full Gym, Creative Arts, Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi and other Holistic Recovery Regimens. And, if ever appropriate, immersion into 12 Step or SMART Recovery programs. Whatever it takes to achieve and help sustain a client’s sobriety for the long term.
Biopsychosocial Education & Training
Clients are educated on various aspects of how their minds, bodies and spirits have been affected by severe, prolonged drug use and how to adopt new mind sets and life skills needed to maintain a healthy life. Topics like Honesty, Mindfulness, Anxiety Management, Uncomfortable/Not Dangerous, Dealing with Depression, Love as a Healing Force, Resiliency in Recovery, Common Thinking Errors, Maintaining Personal Boundaries, Getting in Shape, Nutrition and Financial Planning.
Loving, Compassionate & Non-Judgmental Professional Staff
Often talked about by drug treatment centers, but seldom really practiced. At Spirit Mountain Recovery our Professional Staff is second to none on how we relate, care and treat our clients. Just ask them or read their reviews. Your family to us.
Family Therapy, Relapse Prevention & Aftercare Support
These phases form the basis of how Spirit Mountain prepares its clients for returning to their loved ones, school and/or work after their treatment program ends. A plan for sustained recovery includes assisting clients in reengaging with loved ones, avoiding relapse triggers and finding sober living solutions that help assure sustained sobriety.
This is a 1 in a million treatment and recovery center. They have the best team of staff and doctors on this planet. I am proud to say I am a recovering addict because of their amazing skills and treatment. They have changed my life completely and I could not have done it without them! Thank you Chris, Matt, Ted, Clint, Peter, Dr. Todd, Pepper, and Dr. Gardner for guiding me, and paving the path for me to find my true self, and what I am capable of. You are all my family and friends.
Spirit Mountain Recovery saved my life. I was out of options and the men here picked me up and set me on a new path to a life I love today. The food was amazing! The beds were soft! The staff is amazing! It was completely customized to my needs.
I have been through many trials and tribulations in my life. When I came to SMR I was broken down. I learned how to manage my moods better and learned that there is more to fighting my battle with addiction. Mainly the psychological and psychiatric aspect to it. I used to use to numb myself self medicating myself. I got amazing one on one treatment with very amazing people and doctors. I am now proud to say that I am able to MANAGE my anxiety and depression and not NUMB MYSELF. Thank you Spirit Mountain Recovery for believing in me when not even I did, you all saved my life and will always be in my extended family.
Spirit Mountain Recovery helped me save my life after battling a 10 year addiction. The treatment was custom and unique to meet my needs. The residence was beautiful and the location amazingly set in the mountains of Eden. The staff was professional, kind, and compassionate which enabled me to heal my mind, body, and spirit. I would highly recommend this treatment center to anyone hoping to recover from substance abuse.
Spirit Mountain is a wonderful Blessing to my family. They are the best of the best. They saved my husband and family . This is a group of elite professionals who have made it their life's goal to help those in need. They actually care about you as a individual and they tailor your care to your individual needs. Once you leave they still care . I can always call for guidance. I can not even begin to explain how grateful I am for these people and this program. If you need help...just call. You won't find a better place.
Spirit mountain has been unlike any place I've been before. I feel like family up here. They genuinely care and want to see you progress. The level of care you get is phenomenal. My life was falling apart before I came here and now things are looking up. Thanks spirit mtn for showing me a new way to live. I've been up here for almost 90 days and I can say with certainty this place can help you find yourself and create a bright future if your honest, open minded, and willing.
Meet the Staff
Matthew Gardiner, MD
Medical Director & Board Certified Psychiatrist
Dr. Gardiner specializes in treating all types of drug and alcohol addiction in addition to assessing, diagnosing and medically treating co-occurring mental health disorders such as Adult ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar and Other Mood Disorders, Delusional Disorder, PTSD and Schizophrenia. Additional specialization in amphetamine, psycho-stimulant and severe marijuana dependence and addiction.
Todd Soutor, PhD
Clinical Director & Psychologist
Dr. Soutor, while at Spirit Mountain or in private practice has performed a variety of assignments in psychological testing, psychological assessment, and therapeutic counseling. Dr. Soutor has also served as the Director of Intensive Services for Davis Behavioral Health Care to include oversight of the Residential Crisis Response Unit and Jail Based Mental Health Services. Dr. Soutor is a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Certified Trainer-Examiner and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the State of Utah.
Chris Farni, BA, MBA
As the single father of 2 kids who suffered with severe drug and alcohol addictions for years, but have since recovered, Chris has experienced first-hand the seemingly endless pain and misery addiction can bring not only to the loved one afflicted, but everyone around them. He learned the hard way how to deal with the chaotic, illogical, dysfunctional behavior of addiction. Having survived these heartaches and learned from them, Chris then acquired an isolated residence in the mountains of Utah, assembled a highly experienced medical and clinical staff, got the treatment program fully licensed and with his son Matt started Spirit Mountain Recovery. Their passion is to assist others in obtaining the unique keys to recovery from drug addiction and how to achieve sustained sobriety.
Matthew Farni, CPSS
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Having experienced a lifetime of lessons learned the hard way from struggling badly with alcohol and drug addiction, Matt let go, committed himself fully to a comprehensive set of recovery regimens that included learning to seek out others for guidance and direction in his life. Through this process, Matt has now been sober for nearly 5 years now. Working diligently each day to live a life of humility, gratitude, and service, Matt has a deep compassion for others who are struggling with drug addiction and a keen desire to help them find the tools necessary for their sustained recovery.
Rehabs.com 360 Guide
ABOUT SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECOVERY FOR MEN
Located in Eden, Utah, Spirit Mountain Recovery provides a full continuum of treatment programs for adult men struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services include upscale residential treatment, day treatment, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and medical detoxification, among others.
According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 51 percent of rehabs in Utah offer a treatment program tailored to adult men. The same survey indicates that 51.5 percent offer IOP, 27.2 percent offer residential treatment, and 25.1 percent offer day treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, clients undergo an initial substance misuse assessment and psychiatric evaluation to help clinicians determine an appropriate level of care and individualized plan of care. Spirit Mountain Recovery blends evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI), with holistic and experiential methods.
To be admitted to the residential program, clients must complete three to five days of detox and commit to at least 30 days of treatment. Most clients stay in residential care between 45 and 90 days. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 26.4 percent of rehabs in Utah offer a long-term (30 days or more) residential treatment program.
According to the facility's website, its programming focuses on diagnosing an individual's co-occurring mental health concerns. Residents may attend group and individual counseling sessions, as well as receive ongoing medication management. Family counseling is also available and highly recommended.
Spirit Mountain Recovery's day treatment involves a minimum of 20 hours of weekly programming similar to that offered through residential care. IOP involves up to 10 hours of weekly programming, consisting of relapse prevention workshops and counseling sessions. Spirit Mountain Recovery also offers aftercare counseling services to help clients successfully transition back into the community.
With a client to staff ratio of 2:1, Spirit Mountain Recovery employs a highly experienced staff comprised of psychiatrists, licensed social workers, nurses, therapists, dieticians, personal trainers, and peer support specialists. The facility is one of 64 rehabs in Utah (26.8 percent of all rehabs in the state) that is certified by the Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Nestled in northern Utah's Wasatch Mountains, Spirit Mountain Recovery's upscale residential facility can accommodate up to eight clients. Residents enjoy private or semi-private bedrooms, outdoor patios with mountain vistas, fitness facilities, and a private on-site chef. Spirit Mountain Recovery provides transportation and organizes regular outings for its residents. Recreational activities include equine therapy, yoga sessions, guided meditation, therapeutic massages, mountain ranch activities, regular exercise, and other activities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The ten alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised the facility, all offering perfect five out of five-star ratings for the facility's overall effectiveness. M.F., the lone alum that evaluated more specific metrics of the facility, also offered five-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, its discharge planning, the staff's level of experience and training. "The staff truly cares about the residents and goes the extra mile for each and every one of them," he wrote.
The other alumni agreed with this positive assessment and tended to praise the facility's individualized treatment approach and the facility's staff. "That fact that I was blessed to get complete and personally customized treatment was amazing," P.W.M. wrote.
On the facility's official Facebook page, which staff can manage, five alumni all gave perfect five-star ratings.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date supported positive alumni reviews, also praising the facility's staff, its personalized programming, as well as the level of family involvement. "The providers and staff at Spirit Mountain gave me my son back," Stephanie wrote. A.K., a spouse of a client, wrote: "They tailored his treatment to our needs and where there for us every step of the way." Two loved ones on Facebook also left five-star reviews.
According to Spirit Mountain Recovery's website, the specific cost of treatment programs can vary widely and are usually dependent on a variety of factors. The facility accepts most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and United Health Care.
Published on May 2019
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