Spirit Mountain Recovery’s purposefully smaller, more intimate, 8-Bed Residential Treatment Center for Adult Men only is located on the side of a mountain in beautiful Eden Valley in Utah. Situated at the edge of the wilderness, Spirit Mountain Recovery makes full use of the recuperative powers of nature. Like breathing fresh mountain valley air while gazing upon the majestic 9,500 foot mountains, gently flowing rivers, and prairie grasses that surround our inpatient treatment residence. Our clients frequently say that they feel more at home and comfortable with the recovery process at Spirit Mountain than at other treatment centers.
As we only treat adult men currently, we have found that by quickly engaging them in exercise they begin to feel better about themselves almost immediately. Healthy endorphin rushes from exercise energizes their bodies and mental attitude. A new, positive self-image starts to replace the old negative view they had of themselves during their drug use.
Access to a multitude of different opportunities to exercise is a hallmark of the Spirit Mountain Program. Our 10-bed treatment residence being located on the side of a mountain in a beautiful valley of northern Utah greatly enhances access to outdoor activities.
Whether it be exercising in the fully tricked out gym in our residence, or at the resort near our treatment facility of which we are members, access to lifting weights, rowing, jogging on the treadmill or elliptical bikes, is readily available at any hour of the day. There is also a 20 foot by 10-foot CalSpa© Swim Spa and hot tub available for use at the residence as well.
Following are some of the outdoor activities in which our clients engage – pickleball, golf, paddle boarding, hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, a ropes course, and nightly campfires. Plenty of opportunity to commune with the healing powers of nature. We also have a 24 x 40-foot deck and gazebo which also makes experiencing and living in the mountains an amazing thing.
Our clients also receive two two hour sessions of mindfulness and trauma-focused yoga instruction each week by a Yoga Certified Instructor.
Also as an added luxury Spirit Mountain Recovery has its own Executive Chef who prepares all meals. He also teaches classes on nutrition and cooking skills. Exceptional food and beverage accommodations are key to good health.
Spirit Mountain Recovery’s well-seasoned medical and clinical professionals bring a unique personal perspective to our client’s recovery. They are also qualified to treat, to the extent possible, co-occurring mental health issues which might have triggered an individual’s relapsing.
During the week, each client receives 2 hours of individual therapy and 20 hours of clinical group work. This is an unprecedented amount of evidence-based professional therapy compared to other treatment centers. Treatment modalities include Medication Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Counseling and Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar-oriented counseling as well.
Supplementing this extremely comprehensive medical and clinical therapy is Spirit Mountain Recovery’s esteemed Peer Staff. Recovered from severe substance addictions from a year to seven years, our peer staff are uniquely qualified to relate to any addict at any level at any place in their recovery journey.
Our clients also receive an hour of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy from EAGALA Certified, LCSW credentialed therapists each week.
A personal journey to wellness
Recovery of the Spirit is often the least addressed area in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders at other treatment centers as it can be a contentious and stigmatic subject. We embrace the concept of Recovery of Spirit as it is often the key component necessary in sustaining long-term sobriety. Our approach to spirituality is to assist our clients in discovering who they truly are at a deeper level than they have previously known.
Where clients learn how to love themselves again and to better care for others. A new state-of-being where their ability to make better decisions is greatly enhanced and they experience an amazing peace-of-mind previously unknown to them outside of their drug use.
Spirit Mountain Recovery is non-denominational and accommodates those wishing to attend weekly church services.
Spirit Mountain Recovery does much of its recovery work out in the wilderness as we have found it to be the most recuperative environment to immerse our clients. The spacious and awe-inspiring beauty of the mountains and water is transformative. It helps clients focus their attention on the now, this moment.
Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Integrated Treatment Programs feature a unique combination of evidence-based clinical treatment, psychoeducation and nature-based experiential activities. Our clients frequently say that they feel more at home with the recovery process at Spirit Mountain than at other treatment centers.
Spirit Mountain Recovery’s esteemed medical, psychiatric, clinical, and extremely knowledgeable Recovered Peer Support Staff, deliver an extraordinarily high level of personalized care to every client. No better guide than a someone who has been in the throes of a life-threatening condition like substance abuse and addiction and have found the keys to sustained long-term recovery. An industry leading Client to Professional Staff Ratio of 2:1 makes sure that our clients get all the personal attention they deserve and need.
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 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.J.T.
The brotherhood of good men that have come together through addiction and recovery has created a unique approach toward spiritual wellness and care. SMR has core values that are built on service to others and a candid approach to recovery that has a deep and lasting change on the men who desire true change and empower them to overcome the disease of addiction. P.L.
Unique to Spirit Mountain Recovery is its Dual Diagnosis treatment capabilities – not only does its medical and clinical staff assess, diagnose and treat a variety of Substance Use Disorders, but also Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders that may be triggering an individual’s substance abuse.
State-of-the-Art Evidence-Based Medical and Clinical treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Trauma -Informed Care (TIC). Mindfulness-Based Recovery regimens such as Meditation, Yoga and Focused Breathing. Each week, there are 1-2 hours of individual therapy, and 14 hours clinical group therapy.
We offer a wide variety of outdoor experiential activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, pickleball, golf, snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, basketball and bowling. Spirit Mountain’s Residential Treatment Center has a weight room, elliptical bike, treadmill, corner gym and rowing machine available at anytime.
All clients at Spirit Mountain Recovery are free to choose their own personal plan of recovery. Spirit Mountain Recovery is not a 12-step program, but if you would like to use the 12-Step model in your recovery, we are here to assist you. In addition, our medical, clinical, and experiential evidence-based SMART Recovery Program is available to clients who desire to eliminate or greatly moderate their use of alcohol and drugs. To learn more, please visit our 12-Step blog.
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