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.
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.
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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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