Utah Addiction Centers in Eagle Mountain, UT

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(4.6 of 5)
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2590 Prairie View Drive
Eagle Mountain UT 84005

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

  • Equine Therapy
    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.

Facility Highlights

Mental Health First Focused Approach

Individualized Treatment Plans - We Tailor Each Treatment Plan to the Specific Needs of the Individual

Medical Detox Available - Detox from Drugs and Alcohol Safely and Comfortably

Meet the Staff

Jeremy Boberg, CSW, ASUDC

Founder and CEO

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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

Clinical Director

Photo of 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

Utah Addiction Centers (UAC) is a multi-disorder treatment center in Eagle Mountain, Utah, less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, dedicated to serving individuals and families struggling with substance use (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. Set in a large two-floor ranch style house that’s surrounded by fields, lakes, and mountains, UAC is one of just 63 (26.4 percent) facilities that offers non-hospital residential care in the state of Utah as well as one of 64 (26.8 percent) that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Detoxification and outpatient services are also available here.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Clinicians and therapists at Utah Addition Centers work by individualizing treatment plans according to each client’s medical, mental, social health, and family history. Seeing family support as a crucial component to recovery, UAC encourages family visitation and involvement when and where appropriate.

In the 30-day primary care program, clients undergo a series of psychological tests, achieving stabilization and awareness while developing a plan of care with their assigned clinicians. Those who opt to stay for extended care can delve even deeper in addressing historically-rooted patterns. Extended care also focuses on the upcoming transition into outpatient and aftercare.

Programming makes use of a variety of treatment approaches including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), life skills education and training, inner-child work, and equine therapy. While length of stay varies, clients can expect to participate in a weekly average of nine mental health therapy groups, nine behavioral process groups, 23 education groups, and one to three one-on-one sessions.

After completing treatment, clients are encouraged to get active in alumni support groups, “anytime group sessions for life” at no additional charge, and individual therapy with their primary therapists. UAC also recommends that clients participate in aftercare for a minimum of 12 months, in which time random drug screens are utilized to help clients develop a greater sense of accountability.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

UAC is founded by a clinical therapist, led by a medical supervisor who holds a medical degree and several awards for his treatment methods, and supervised daily by a licensed clinical social worker (LSCW).

According to UAC’s website, clients routinely work with master’s level therapists, addiction specialists, clinical psychologists, and other medical and behavioral health professionals. Collectively staff have more than 60 years combined experience.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

On-site at Utah Addiction Centers are finely furnished shared bedrooms and bathrooms, a comfortable couch area, a game room, and laundry machines.

The center encourages clients to bring phone cards for long-distance calls, as well as exercise and weather-appropriate clothing, cell phones and recording devices, and medications. A horse pasture is nearby.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The nine alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date on their experience at Utah Addiction Centers were highly satisfied with the treatment they received. Several credited the program at UAC with saving their lives, while six of them were content with multiple areas of treatment:

Staff experience and training: 5/5 stars
Family participation: 4.8/5 stars
Exercise and leisure: 4.8/5 stars
Counseling options: 4.3/5 stars

“I love, love, love this Utah Addictions Center,” wrote grateful alum Samantha in one expression of gratitude. “The staff was super awesome to work with and I benefitted greatly from the treatment hat I received there.” Others found the facility’s strengths were in its small groups and knowing how to keep clients busy with chores, assignments, and coping skills.

Utah Addiction Centers also runs an excellent record across secondary sites. To date, it has 30 Google reviews and nine Facebook users who shared average ratings of 4.2 and five out of five stars.[1] Between the two sites, reviewers were pleased with the commitment staff demonstrated in going above and beyond to accommodate clients. “No question this staff and facility saved my life! Truly amazing,” wrote alum O.W. in one five-star review on Google.[2]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The three individuals polled by Rehabs.com on their loved ones’ treatment experience had mixed feedback on the matter. While F.S. applauded the center’s ability to provide a safe and welcoming environment and for its open communication, the two other reviewers criticized UAC sharply for its high costs.

FINANCING

Utah Addiction Center works with most insurance plans and offers partial scholarships to individuals who qualify. The center’s website describes high-level care being provided at the “lowest possible cost, though multiple Rehabs.com reviewers cited high costs.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/utahaddictioncenters/reviews/?ref=page_internal
[2] GoogleReviews

Published on November 2018

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The staff. The therapists are amazing. They know their stuff and are able to teach skills and explain the disease of addiction. They help you explore coping skills, treatment, and recovery. The staff really care about clients and want everyone to succeed.They focus on trauma and get down to the real issues(s) of why someone is acting out the way that they are. They work intensely with the individual and as a group.The therapist are trained in EMDR. There's equine therapy every week. UAC has a really good program and treats the root of the issue.They offer Aftercare also so that when you graduate the program you can come back to groups. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone who is looking to get help with any addictions, depression, self harm, eating disorders, etc.

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they have a great team that complements each other's strengths and offers a diverse recovery for the client with their best interest at the core. A downfall was not enough time spent with the horses, the weather was a hindrance though. i did not care for the Sunday meeting either, my opinion though as i am not lds. this was not a legal condition for me, my choice to attend was simply a desire to get the help i needed. i was accepted with understanding and a team that was considerate of my situation and a desire to help. i was offered an opportunity and am grateful i chose uac to help me become sober again. thank you uac for all you do for the people you take in to help in their struggles.

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It was the best couple months I've spend the damn best place to go to get your head straight They don't sugar coat or hide your problem they are straight up with you and show how you can came back and help you make that choice to go straight and tell you and show you how you can do it

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I really enjoyed my stay here! The staff are great!

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Strengths include Positive staff Well lead treatment program This treatment center gives high amounts of hope to addicts. It also provides the skills and tools need to maintain sobriety when treatment is completed.

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Therapists and staff, small group, chore assignments, group therapy, individual therapy are all strengths. UCA is kind, caring and compassionate. They are willing to work with situation as long as there is a genuine desire to change.The therapists are world class and treatment is very client focused.

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The strength of UAC lies in its size. This allows staff and clients to really come to know what is needed and expected in order to heal. I would like to see a covered place for the horses. Because of the ongoing concern ... the entire staff have for each client, I knew I could rely on them when I found myself slipping in my addiction once I had gotten out. There was no judgment, and it was the perfect "tune-up" for me.

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Keeping clients busy so they don't think about theyre addiction A downfall was that there were not enough phone lines Clients are able to interact with each other. more like a home based system where clients are allowed in the upkeep of the facility

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My son stayed here for drug addiction treatment for approximately six weeks in 2015. I have nothing but praise and gratefulness for the people at this center. The counselors and staff were so down to earth yet very in tune to the needs of the people there. I felt like they did a good job providing an environment to keep my son safe to open up and face his own challenges yet did not "suffocate" him with rules and regulations. I visited him while he was there and the house is truly as nice as what you see in the pictures and they welcomed me to join the family discussion group. I was pleased that they were very willing to communicate with me while he was there. He is still doing well, is working full time 7 months after leaving and looking towards the future. They did bill my ins co. quite a bit but that's because the ins excludes nearly half of the charges. They have to get paid and have a right to bill just like any medical or treatment facility would. I know it will always be a lifelong process for him but I truly believe these people saved my son's life. He still uses some of the techniques they taught him. I highly recommend this center.

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I love, love, love this Utah Addictions Center. The staff was super awesome to work with and I benefitted greatly from the treatment hat I received there. They were extremely helpful in individual and group sessions. I surprisingly loved equine and overcame my fear of horses. My individual therapist was incredibly intuitive to my needs and helped me overcome a lot of trauma from my past. Thanks to all the awesome staff at Utah Addiction Centers. I am super pleased with the treatment I received and would recommend to anyone seeking help.

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The treatment center said I owed over $8,600.00 based on what insurance would pay and demanded it immediately when my son had been there two weeks. Because we went out of network, we were obligated to pay whatever was due after insurance to reach the $12,000.00 for the care. All documented in an email from the President. My insurance paid more than expected, $1,400.00 more and they are giving us a very difficult time with the refund. While I do believe my son benefited from the first two weeks, after that things went down hill. I plan to pursue this further. Please think long and hard about this facility before choosing it.

If you are looking for help for you or a family member, do yourself a favor and look for another facility. For the last 2 years I have been fighting a battle with this facility. My husband ended up here for one month, this facility refused to give us a price for the 30 day treatment, after a lot back and forth they provided a contract telling us that they were only charging $20,000 for the 30 days but then turned around and charged our insurance around $100,000 for a month of treatment. My insurance paid them over $60,000 for 30 days of service. The treatment provided was not worth $20,000. My husband was used as manual labor to move furniture around when they had to move stuff from one room to another. The treatment he received was not good at all. These people take advantage of families when families are in a very vulnerable situation. The whole time while they didn’t want to give us the price for the treatment, they kept pretending that they care, they kept saying that they were going to provide us with a scholarship and that they were losing money but trying to give us a break, etc, etc, only to realize that the whole time they wanted to keep my husband there because they were going to get a very hefty payment for a service that was not really worth it.

Official Facility Response

1. $100,000! That's a lot of money! Are you sure about that number? Our program is $12,000 per month! That price is in the contract that is signed at the beginning of treatment. 2. No one is forced to do anything here, that includes moving furniture.

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