Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
Utah Addiction Centers Philosophy
Our mission is to help our clients realize that their life is worth living and fighting for. To that end, we custom tailor each individual's treatment plan to their specific needs. Our "Mental Health Comes First" approach will address and resolve the root causes that drive substance abuse and addictive behaviours. We treat the "whole person," with an emphasis on strengthening their emotional, spiritual, and physical well being. We truly are experts in treating depression, anxiety and other behavioral disorders that often underscore addiction. Contact us to learn more about our unique program.
Areas of Specialization
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
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 certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
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.
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.
Utah Addiction Centers has given me a new approach to my addiction problems, providing new ideas and perspective to help me reach my goals. The staff and counselors made me feel welcome and provided me with the tools and encouragement to break my current thought process and begin to think and act in a more productive and healthy way. I owe them everything and encourage others to give them a chance to help.
I can’t say enough how much I owe to all the counselors and staff. With your help, I am free from addiction and for the first time in a long time, I have hope for the future.
I have been clean for 2 years now and I can't thank all of you enough! I am so grateful for your help. I have truly learned how to live life and be happy. The program works!!
Thank you for everything all of you have done for my son and our family. I am starting to believe that the nightmare that has plagued us for the past few years is finally over. I can't convey how good it feels to have hope again!
What I learned while at UAC, I will carry with me for the rest of my life. And I am forever grateful for the experiences I had there. I feel like I should be thanking you for saving my life, thank you!
Meet the Staff
Jeremy Boberg, CSW, ASUDC
Founder and CEO
With over 14 years in behavioral health and dual diagnosis treatment, Jeremy designed and founded the Utah Addiction Centers. Specializing in holistic and person centered treatment for mental health and addictions. As a clinical therapist, he specializes in the treatment of substance abuse, sexual/pornography addiction, and compulsive behaviors. He also specializes in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). He completed his Master’s in Social Work at the University of Utah and has certified as a National Interventionist II, National Chemical Addiction Counselor II, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, and has received extensive specialty training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is a past president of the Association of Utah Substance Abuse Professionals and has served on multiple state and national boards for the treatment of mental health and substance abuse.
Michael Ruoho, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT
Mike has many years of experience treating a multitude of addictions and mental health disorders. Mike specializes in sex and pornography addiction and as an EMDR trauma therapist. currently hold certifications that include: EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), National Chemical Addiction Counselor Level 2, and I am a Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist (CSAT/CMAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Dr. Donald Harline
Dr. Harline is a family medicine physician that specializes in addiction medicine.He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California and has been in practice for over 22 years. Dr. Harline is the recipient of the “Patients’ Choice Award” in 2010 and 2013 and the “Compassionate Doctor Recognition” award in 2010, 2013, and 2014
Tara DeWitt, LCSW
Tara obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Utah. Her undergraduate studies of Sociology and Psychology were completed at Brigham Young University. She has specialized in working with people who struggle with behavioral and substance addiction with an emphasis in helping people who struggle with sexual addiction, and also their family members who are experiencing betrayal trauma.
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ABOUT UTAH ADDICTION CENTERS
Set in a large two-floor ranch style house surrounded by fields, lakes, and mountains located in Eagle Mountain, Utah, Utah Addiction Centers (UAC) in Eagle Mountain is a multi-disorder treatment center providing inpatient (IP) residential treatment, outpatient (OP) treatment, and day treatment. The center specializes in addiction treatment, treats co-occurring disorders, and offers detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
UAC therapists first create a detailed treatment plan for clients by looking at client medical, mental, and social health history, including life and family history. Possible treatments include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and equine therapy. Family therapy is considered a crucial component of treatment.
In the 30-day primary care program, clients undergo psychological testing, stabilize themselves, and create a care plan with UAC’s staff. In the extended care program, clients address deep-seated problems and begin the transition from residential living into outpatient and aftercare. Length is determined by the clients. An average client’s schedule includes nine mental health therapy groups, nine behavioral process groups, 23 education groups, and one to three individual sessions.
In the aftercare program, clients can join alumni support groups, anytime group sessions for life at no additional charge, and continued individual therapy with their primary therapists. UAC recommends clients participate in the program for at least a year, which will also track attendance at 12-step meetings and involve ongoing communication through phone calls and text messages.
UAC’s founder is a clinical therapist, the medical supervisor holds a medical degree and has won awards for his treatment methods, and the clinical supervisor is a licensed clinical social worker (LSCW). Clients are routinely treated by Masters level therapists, addiction specialists, clinical psychologists, and other behavioral health professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
UAC houses laundry facilities, a lounge area, finely furnished rooms and bathrooms, and bedrooms with two twin beds each. Clients are recommended to bring phone cards for long-distance calls, exercise and weather-appropriate clothing, cell phones and recording devices, and medications. A horse pasture is nearby.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, eight alumni provided feedback for Utah Addiction Centers to Rehabs.com. Most of the feedback was positive. Seven of the alumni gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness.
Of the six alumni polled on the staff's level of training and experience, the alumni gave a perfect average rating of five out of five stars. The facility received its lowest ratings for its holistic treatment offerings, which received a modest average of 3.4 out of five stars.
On Google, Utah Addiction Centers has received 18 reviews to date, culminating in an average 4.4 out of five stars. Recurring praise was given to the scenic setting and compassionate staff that went above and beyond to accommodate clients in several individual cases. Representative reviewer D.J. wrote to the longevity of success he found after seeking treatment at Utah Addiction Centers: “Prior to going to UAC I had long stretches of sobriety in my addiction, but was white knuckleing it and never felt happy being sober, which would eventually lead to relapse. But I am sober today and I feel joy daily.”
On its Facebook page, which the facility can manage, it earned eight perfect five-star reviews. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com had mixed reactions to UAC. Loved one F.S. praised the center for its welcoming environment and open communication between them and the staff about their son’s progress. They mentioned UAC billed their insurance company heavily.
The other two loved ones criticized UAC sharply for its high costs. Loved one C.C.D. rated the center only one star in meals & nutrition and wrote the center charged them $8,600 for their son’s two-week long treatment. Loved one P.M.B. wrote their insurance was charged $100,000 for a month of treatment rather than the $20,000 promised, and that their husband had been used for manual labor. They wrote: “The treatment provided was not worth $20,000.”
No information is provided on the center’s cost. The center’s website describes the center as affordable, but reviewers polled by Rehabs.com report high costs.
Published on September 2017
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