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Drug & Alcohol Detox in Utah

Year after year, millions of people struggle with the life-changing effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate up to 22 million Americans have a substance use disorder. Addiction is not a disease of age or gender. Of the 22 million people who meet the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder as defined by the recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, hundreds of thousands are between ages twelve and eighteen. And although the number of males who struggle with addiction often exceeds females, both genders experience the symptoms and challenges of addiction.

Spirit Mountain Recovery is here to help men, 18 years of age or older in finding their personal path to freedom from substance use disorder today.  We work with trusted detox programs to help you safely medically detox from drugs & alcohol before entering our inpatient rehab for men.

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What is Detoxification?

The first and often most challenging step many with substance use disorders face as they start treatment is detox. The process of detoxing from drugs and alcohol allows the body to rid itself of the harmful effects of toxic substances. Detoxing allows your vital body systems to function normally again without needing alcohol or a particular drug to achieve their necessary functions. Although essential to successful addiction treatment and ongoing sobriety, detox is not a simple process. Withdrawal symptoms of varying severity often accompany the early stages of detox. 

As you begin to detox from drugs or alcohol, you will experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms will vary depending on the substance (or substances) you used, how often you used, how much you used, and your previous history with addiction treatment. The process of detoxing requires actively deciding to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol. As you progress through the stages of detox, your body and your central nervous system must learn how to function without substances. 

For many, detox can produce unpleasant and sometimes harmful or dangerous symptoms that should be monitored by medical professionals at a drug detox center in Utah like many of our partner detox programs. Ongoing substance use leads to significant changes to the body and brain. These physical and functional changes mean your brain and other vital organs learn to function because you are drinking or using drugs. Without these substances present in your body, extreme cravings occur. 

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Withdrawal Symptoms & Detox Timeline

Withdrawal symptoms are not cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all. The type and severity of the symptoms you experience during drug or alcohol withdrawal will vary from someone else. Similarly, the timeline for withdrawal will vary based on several factors, especially the substance used and how it reacts in the body. Despite the unique nature of many symptoms, several common symptoms occur in many cases.

Examples of common withdrawal symptoms occlude body aches and pains, mood and behavior changes, appetite changes, difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, sweating, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, and headaches. In severe instances, extreme and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms can occur. These include seizures, heart problems, breathing problems, hallucinations, coma, and death. These are the symptoms that highlight why it can be dangerous to detox alone.

The timeline for substance withdrawal varies based on the class of drug abused. For example, withdrawal symptoms from longer-acting drugs, including many prescription pain medications, typically begin approximately 48 hours after your last dose and can persist for up to ten days. In contrast, short-acting drugs such as heroin and some prescription opioids produce withdrawal symptoms in as few as eight hours. Typically symptoms from short-acting drugs resolve within four to ten days.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms also occur quickly. For most people, the first symptoms of alcohol withdrawal occur within hours after their last drink, with the most severe symptoms occurring during the first 24-48 hours. Severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms typically resolve within
two to four days. Withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepine drugs, including Xanax and Ativan, usually occur within 24 hours (but can start as long as four days) after your last dose. The most severe, severe symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal occur during the first two weeks.

Preparing for Detox with Our Partner Programs

What to Expect When Entering a
Utah Drug & Alcohol Detox Center

When you enter a Utah detox center, the first step is a comprehensive assessment. An assessment is a vital component to treatment plan development as it helps your treatment team members learn more about you and your treatment needs. It also provides a great deal of insight into your current physical and emotional health as you begin your sobriety journey at Spirit Mountain Recovery after completing detox at one of our partner programs. The assessment process (sometimes called an intake interview) involves sitting with a member of our treatment team. They will ask questions about your physical and psychological health and your substance use and treatment history. Many of these questions are essential to helping your treatment team understand if you struggle with a co-occurring mental or physical health condition that could hinder your recovery. 

Once you begin detox, a team of skilled and professional medical team will provide continual support throughout all stages of detox and withdrawal. They will monitor your vital signs and provide emotional and nutritional counseling to help ease the discomfort often associated with withdrawal symptoms. The high level of care and support you receive during the early days of detox can help ensure the detox process is safe and successful. 

Although detox is a complex step, detox is not a standalone treatment for addiction, nor does detox signify the end of treatment, it really is just the beginning. Achieving lasting sobriety requires engaging in addiction treatment therapy which is what Spirit Mountain Recovery provides. Maintaining long-term sobriety is achieved by learning how to safely and effectively manage stressors and other triggers you encounter as part of your day-to-day life outside of treatment. Our treatment programs use a range of evidence-based treatment models designed to help you understand the challenges or trauma that lies at the roots of your addiction. By developing a clear understanding of what led to drug or alcohol use, it is possible to learn how to manage those challenges without drugs or alcohol in the future. 

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Why You Shouldn't Detox Alone at Home

Depending on the substance you are withdrawing from, withdrawal symptoms can indeed be dangerous. Certain substances such as alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, and others can produce potentially lethal withdrawal symptoms that must be managed in a supervised setting. Although fatal outcomes to detox are rare, it is crucial to consider your health and safety when preparing to overcome addictions to these substances. 

Additionally, withdrawal symptoms can be physically and psychologically uncomfortable. As part of a medically monitored detox program, highly trained medical and mental health professionals are here to support you throughout the detox and withdrawal process. Depending on the severity of your withdrawal symptoms, they can help by providing medications that can help to make withdrawal more manageable. A professional detox center can help not only administer these medications, but also manage medication safely. Additionally, they will monitor your vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing, to ensure that any potential medical complications are addressed before they become dangerous.

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Begin Healing Today at a Detox Center in Utah

Whether your struggle with drug or alcohol addiction, choosing to detox at our partner detox centers in Utah provides the best opportunity for improved treatment outcomes. Even though it seems more straightforward and less impactful on your daily life, choosing to detox without help or “cold turkey” can be dangerous and is often ineffective. When you detox in a medically supervised environment like the ones our partners offer, you can focus on healing while our professional addiction treatment professionals provide the care and guidance you need to manage withdrawal symptoms. 

A team of highly trained medical and mental health professionals at our partner detox centers in Utah are ready to guide you through all stages of detox and addiction treatment. Detox is a vital first step on your journey to addiction recovery. Beginning with detox and continuing through comprehensive therapy and aftercare, we are here to ensure you complete inpatient substance abuse treatment with the tools and skills you need to prevent relapse and overcome addiction once and for all. Let the team at Spirit Mountain Recovery help you get started on a future free from drugs and alcohol. 

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Let us help you get back to a better place in your life. You’re going to enjoy your awesome new accommodations and lifestyle far away from all the past drama. Take in the serene mountain vistas, exercize in a variety of ways, breathe in the clean valley air and bask in the rejuvinating sunshine of Utah. Let’s get started today on your recovery!

Why Our Detox is your top choice

Life in Recovery at Spirit Mountain

An Upscale Luxury Residence in the Mountains

We believe that having a great night sleep in a comfortable setting is a baseline function for recovery. Come enjoy our Cal Spas Commander Swim Spa and In-Residence Gym. You will also not believe how clear you will be able to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Mars looking through our own telescope.

A Menu Designed by Our Nutritionist

We serve nutritious meals, invigorating beverages and healthy snacks as designed by our in-house Nutritionist. Served in a family-style setting that encourages openness. Reestablishing healthy eating habits and getting your body back to a stable weight is a priority in early recovery.

A Variety of Outdoor Activities

There is nothing like fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors in our peaceful mountain valley location! Just a few hours away from 7 National and State of Utah Parks, we spend all the time we can in the great outdoors. Camping, hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking, golf and other outdoor activities has very recuperative effect on men in recovery.

Revel in chauffeured rides to and from appointments. Build a sober life with safety and security as top priority. Feel secure in your ability to share and connect with staff. We do everything possible to ensure you feel at home. Our clients frequently say that they feel more at home and comfortable with the recovery process at Spirit Mountain than other treatment centers.
A Focus on Funcovery
Camping, hiking, golfing, bowling, big screen TVs, ping-pong, and other fun activities. We believe a big part of recovery from addiction is getting reintroduced to exciting, fun times. We make this possible by providing a variety of opportunities for our clients to relax, kick back, and experience what a sober life can be like. That there is fun in recovery.
Swim Spa
So big you can swim in it! Swim spas are a wonderful fitness and leisure item. Luxurious in nature, it is loved due to its convenience and ability to promote overall wellness. Because of this, many are realizing the benefits of swim spas. Not only is it compact, but it provides an endless current to swim against for competition, fitness or even relaxation purposes.


What Do Our Clients Have to Say?

This is a One in a Million Treatment & Recovery Center.

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.


Spirit Mountain Has Treated Me Like Family

They have very good staff and therapists. They cater to your experience so you have the best chance of success. They have helped me come to life-changing realizations and I feel confident in my recovery. If you are open-minded and willing then you’ve struck gold here.


Spirit Mountain is Special.

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.


A Great Place to Renew Your Path in Life

Spirit Mountain Recovery has been such an amazing place to help those who are struggling with addiction. It’s in a gorgeous area with beautiful views. A great place to renew your path in life, if you’re struggling.


Spirit Mountain Saved My Life.

I was out of options and the men here picked me up and set me on a new path to a life I love today. The food was amazing! The beds were soft! The staff is amazing! It was completely customized to my needs.


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    We work with most major insurance insurance providers to help cover the costs associated with treatment at Spirit Mountain Recovery.

    We are also in-network with the following providers including Cigna, TRICARE, and First Health Network.

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