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
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Published on November 2018
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