Drug Rehab in Utah
  Utah Young Adult Treatment Programs
  by NewRoadsTreatment.com

In Need Of Help? Physical Symptoms of Opiate Abuse

Have you noticed someone you love acting a different lately? Maybe you have noticed, but aren't quite sure what is going on with them. If you suspect drug use, this might help you. The following are some (not all) of the physical symptoms that can manifest themselves when a person is abusing opiates.  Identifying a problem such as this is the first step in getting someone help at a specialized drug treatment program.


Most Frequently Abused Drugs Among Young Adults (In Thousands)

Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more common for high school students to abuse illicit drugs and alcohol.  In a recent study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, nearly 17 percent of all high school students are currently drinking, smoking, or using illicit substances during the school day. The same survey also stays that 86 percent of all students were aware that their classmates were doing this. The following chart shows which substances are being abused, and which are most prevalent.


Which drugs are most frequently abused? | Infographics

How Many Days Sober ??

By Brittany Horigan

The New Roads Team wants to encourage any and every one suffering from addiction to seek the help they need. While in active addiction, reaching out for help may be the single most difficult and scariest thing for a person to do. “I can no longer live with the drugs, but I also can’t live my without them,” is a mindset countless addicted individuals fall into in the depths of despair before seeking help. It is in this frame of mind when a person sees know way out, feelings of entrapment close in and any glimmer of outside hope can save a life.

Individuals in recovery exemplify that spark of hope. Even if unbeknownst to yourself, you and your story may be the difference between life and death to a complete stranger. Think of it in a sense of paying things forward. In active addiction we did so many things we are not proud of. But changing our lives for the better; that is something to be proud of!

We are the faces of sobriety. We are the success stories. Most of all, we are living proof that one can overcome drug addiction no matter how hopeless their situation may seem. The New Roads Team wants to utilize these faces and success stories of recovering addicts to spread hope that others can also change their lives!

How many days do you have sober? Tally up the total number of days you have sober, display it proudly in a creative way and capture a photo posing with the number of days. Email all photos to brittany@newroadstreatment.com and give hope to those individuals who so desperately need it!


Snowboarding During Drug Treatment!!

Getting help when addicted to drugs or alcohol can be a very difficult and become overwhelming at time.  There are hundreds of drug rehab centers across the nation and it seems like thousands of options if you are looking online.  We know how complicated getting help can be and we are here to make it easier.


New Roads has always strived to have educated professionals be a part of our team that know the lay of the land in case we are not the best fit for a possible client.  They know the client we are looking for is up for trying new and exciting activities such as snow boarding or skiing.  They know we want clients that are open minded to developing new friendships and creating new bonds with healthy peers.


At one of our 2013 trips to the ski slopes many of our clients had their eyes opened to a whole new world of experiential therapy at Brighton Ski Resort in Utah.

Snowboarding at New Roads




DBT skills in Drug Treatment

Here at New Roads we bring a holistic approach to our drug treatment program.  One of the models we use is teaching the skills of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT.  In an on going series of blogs we are going to share with you some of the lessons we focus on  to give an inside look at the program.


Kristen Sroczynski is one of our substance abuse counselors here at New Roads and consistently runs skills groups with our clients.  She shares some insight into one of her groups below:


Good day to all! We continue to our work on the emotional regulation skill set at the residential treatment center. We discuss the goals of training our emotional regulation.


1.) Learning to identify emotions as they are experienced-applying mindfulness skills of observe and describe.


2.) Learning to identify what gets in the way of reducing intense negative emotions by analyzing the functions of emotions-the purposes they serve or need they fulfill.


3.) Learning to decrease negative vulnerability- to prevent negative emotional states by reducing the likelihood of being overly sensitive.


4.) Learning to increase positive emotions and thus to reduce negative emotional sensitivity.


5.) Letting go of painful emotions by being mindful to them, instead of fighting them.


6.) Modulating or changing a negative or painful emotion by acting in a manner opposite to it.


Our clients participated in making an emotional regulation "cue card". When they are feeling vulnerable to oversensitivity or overreacting, they can go into their private rooms and reflect on their cue card to help them regulate and TO PRACTICE THEIR SKILLS:)!

We ask our mentor staff to challenge clients on the things they do to help them emotionally regulate.  We ask mentor staff to offer clients new suggestions of ways they can discover what works for them to build mastery and build positive experiences.  Also, to focus on the "now".  We as a team strive to continue to practice the skills as well so we can effectively model them for our clients. We Check in with them to see if the skills of PLEASE, build mastery, build positive experiences, and opposite action are working for them.  If they aren't, what we as a team can do to help them utilize the skills more effectively.

Have a great day!



Interview with an Individual in Drug Rehab

As a Joint Commission accredited drug treatment center New Roads is always striving to improve methods of treatment and quality of care for each and every one of our clients.  We help this process by interviewing professionals, loved ones, and clients themselves on what they view a good program  to be and how to improve what we are doing.  Here is a small question and answer session with one of our current super star clients!

What would you tell another addict about addiction, or getting help?

Something I would tell another addict about addiction or getting help is that there is always help as long as you want it.  You just have to reach out and there is someone or something to help.

What is your definition of addiction?

My definition of addiction is when your drug is your first priority and you will do anything for it.

What are some very telling signs a person is in trouble?

A few telling signs that a person is in trouble is when they have lost their job, causing them to lose their house and car and family has given up on them and they don’t care, all they want is to get high.

What would you tell the loved ones trying to get help?

Something that I would tell a loved one that is trying to get help is to just go into treatment somewhere because it is so worth it.

What is your view on effective and ineffective treatment?

I feel like all treatment is effective, it’s just how open minded the person is and how much they really want it.  A question I would ask a treatment place is their success rate.

What makes a program different, special?

Something I think a program makes itself different is when they don’t base their help around AA.  I’m the problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution.

What are your personal views on length of stay in drug rehab?

My personal views on the length of stay in a program is that long term programs are great.  I’ve done short term before and it’s not enough.

What are some of your favorite memories from New Roads?

My favorite memories at New Roads is just being with all the clients, I love that it’s a therapeutic community because it brings everybody very close.

What can you say about location? If you are not local how did moving away for treatment benefit you?

I am not from Utah, I’m from Nebraska and coming to a different state helped a lot because I can’t leave treatment as easily if I wanted to, therefore I’m like “well I’m here, might as well get the most out of it”.

What would your best advice be to someone who recently got out of treatment?

My best advice for someone who recently got out of treatment would be to just stay sober for today and then tell yourself that the next day and just take it little by little.  I know that if I start thinking about the future too much I freak out a little bit, so I just try and think about what I can do today.

What can you say regarding improvements in your life after during/after treatment?

Some improvements in my life are that I’m finally ok with myself, I’ve come to love myself and I don’t feel like I have to run and hide from who I am in a bottle or pipe.


DBT in Drug Rehab

Often times a quality drug rehab will have several modalities they work with. It is important to remember that drug treatment is most helpful when it is catered to each individual client. The following chart tells about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is one of the modalities New Roads Treatment Centers uses to help our clients and give them the skills they need to stay sober.




Giving Thanks for Addiction Recovery

Going through the process of addiction recovery can be a difficult process, even more so during the holidays.  Each year we do our best at New Roads to make sure our clients get some of the traditions that they might remember from home.  We hope these traditions can foster comradery amongst the community and establish a sense of family and support.


Our New Roads annual Thanksgiving Feast was a huge success! Clients and staff all gathered together last Thursday at the residential treatment center for a delicious gourmet meal. This year we had over 80 people in attendance! Together everyone discussed what they had to be thankful for and how they were going to support each other throughout the holiday season. Below are a few fun Thanksgiving day photos.


Our Amazing Kitchen Crew was able to put together a wonderful meal for our clients in our residential drug treatment center.












Thanksgiving Day Football !!



New Roads CEO Eric Schmidt on X96 Radio

In case you missed it our CEO Eric Schmidt and Director of Business Development Jessie Dennerline were recently on X96 radio promoting both Catering for the Cause and Cheesecakes for the Cause.


They spoke during the Teleperformance food drive that Catering for the Cause provided refreshments for. The promotion allowed the public to come down and try some delicious food in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food items.


Catering for the Cause raises money to provide individuals addiction treatment that could not financial afford it themselves. You can listen to the radio spots by clicking below.


New Roads on X96


New Roads on X96 2


Catering for the Cause on KUTV

Hello Friends,

Please watch the KUTV Channel 2 broadcast that aired December 3rd at 1:00 pm as Chef Jared prepared one of Catering for the Cause's delicious recipes on the Fresh Living show. He and Chef Josh Gygi were there to talk about the New Roads Foundation and how Catering for the Cause is helping to make a difference in our addiction recovery community. We really appreciate all of your support!

Also, we have more great news, Catering for the Cause is continuing the annual "Cheesecake for the Cause" fundraiser all through December! The Thanksgiving fundraiser was a huge success and the clients had a great time participating. So if you didn't get a chance to order there is still plenty of time!

Remember that all of the proceeds raised by Catering for the Cause go directly towards scholarships for clients who otherwise couldn't afford treatment. This cheesecake fundraiser is particularly important because it gives our clients an opportunity to give back. All of the cheesecakes are prepared and delivered by clients in our program, some of whom were recipients of Foundation scholarships themselves. Please watch the short video below to see some news footage from last years fundraiser.

Below is the recipe cooked on KUTV channel 2’s Fresh from the Kitchen:


Holiday Ham and Egg Cups
As Aired On December 3, 2012
Recipe Courtesy Of Catering for the Cause

3/4 lb mushrooms, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
12 slices Black Forest or Virginia ham (without holes; 10 oz)
12 large eggs

1.) Preheat oven to 400°F.
2.) Prepare mushrooms:Cook mushrooms and shallot in butter with salt and pepper in a large heavy skillet over moderately high heat, stirring, until mushrooms are tender and liquid they give off is evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in crème fraîche and tarragon.
3.) Assemble and bake: Fit 1 slice of ham into each of 12 lightly oiled muffin cups (ends will stick up and hang over edges of cups). Divide mushrooms among cups and crack 1 egg into each. Bake in middle of oven until whites are cooked but yolks are still runny, about 15 minutes. Season eggs with salt and pepper and remove (with ham) from muffin cups carefully, using 2 spoons or small spatulas