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

Group Counseling as a Means of Substance Abuse Counseling

Group counseling or group therapy is one of the most common treatment models for substance abuse, but little is known about its effectiveness.  Its focus is usually on one type of problem such as addiction.

Some of the good things that group therapy has done for individuals in a drug treatment center are:

Provides hope

Shows that others have experienced the same things

Gives advice

Shows that one can receive good things by giving

Provides a group format to discuss family issues

Learning behaviors through watching others

Two important professional issues to consider are to make sure that the clients are informed about the group process and therefore have given an informed consent and to emphasize the importance of confidentiality.


Jordan Harmon Joins New Roads!

We would like to welcome Jordan Harmon, CSW to the New Roads team.  Jordan has been with us a few months now working with clients from our drug rehab residential program, transitional drug treatment program, and pornography addiction division.  Welcome Jordan!  A little more about him from his bio...

Jordan Harmon, CSW
“I have found it of enormous value when I can permit myself to understand another person.” – Carl Rogers (1902-1987)
Carl Rogers’ work in developing what he came to call the Person Centered Approach has impacted me greatly as a therapist, a husband, a father, a friend, and as a person in general. The philosophy that guides my practice and hopefully my life is the powerful idea that understanding and accepting one’s self and one another is the basis for healing and growth.
Though I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions in my practice I find that the most effective intervention is that of fostering a therapeutic relationship. Such a relationship allows those involved to experience genuine empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.
I earned a graduate degree in social work from the University of South Carolina where I emphasized in individual, family, and group therapy. During internships there and since that time I have been fortunate to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of professional settings. In my practice I have provided therapy for those suffering from the following issues: addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, effects of trauma, relationship difficulties, anger, grief and loss, and managing chronic mental illness.
Though these issues can be overwhelming for individuals and families I have consistently been reinforced in my belief of the resilience of the human spirit and the reality of healing. I find great satisfaction in growing as a person as I am privileged to join with others who are on their own path of growth.


Factors in Addressing Young Professionals in Drug Rehab

As support staff, counselors, therapists, or directors, there are a number of factors that are issues in the treatment of addicted young adult professionals.  It may not be a huge difference in a larger picture, but many times successful recovery and sobriety lies  within the details of a specifically designed and carried out treatment plan.

A drug treatment team must have a nondiscriminatory attitude as part of its culture.  This must also come from the client culture as well.  This culture will be conducive to gaining knowledge of the responsibility as a counselor and as positive peer member.  Addiction treatment for professionals requires a high level of competence and legal and moral standards from the directors down to the trenches of support staff.

With confidentiality issues weighing heavy on the mind of a young adult professional seeking treatment from drug addiction it is important that a drug rehab facility understand the sensitivity of this subject.  Confidentiality of clients is made a priority so that other important issues can be focused on as well such as interpersonal relationships, trauma, or family dynamics.


Life Skills for Our Young Adult Drug Rehab Program

It is not often as a young adult 18-25 to both have the understanding and opportunity to get and apply good advice.  Finding yourself in a drug rehab program so early in life allows for this realization.  Maybe the way you were doing things wasn’t working and there are some lessons that can be learned in a little easier manner.

Some advice for our clients in young adult drug rehab is that although you are planning for your future using a variety of life skills, it is still necessary to take it one day at a time therapeutically.  Planning for the future and staying in the moment is not a simple lesson to learn.  Through effective addiction treatment, life coaching, and peer counseling it can be achieved over a period of time.

It is always important for this young adult population to keep moving forward while in drug treatment.  Whether they are learning new skills or trades or furthering their education, keeping momentum going for real life can have an empowering effect on a client in structured rehab facility.


Frequently Asked Questions in Young Adult Drug Rehab

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Are there guarantees for my loved one in drug rehab?

Any quality above board treatment center can only provide each client with the tools and opportunities to take advantage of and succeed in life.  As with almost everything else in this long life there are no guarantees.  Addiction is such a tricky disease that each person affected has to have a very individualized rehab process with peaks and valleys that are unique to them.  However, if a client fully releases themselves and buys into the program, they’re chances of long-term recovery increase significantly.

How can you tell if the addiction treatment program is good for young adults?

There is no single way to tell, however there are some signs that can give an indication if a drug and alcohol facility does quality work or not.  Addiction recovery as an industry makes billions of dollars each year, reputations are abundant and information is out there to gather.  Talking with consultants who refer families to drug rehab centers can be useful.  A large indication of the quality of a treatment center is the professional staff that is employed.  A program could have the most luxurious accommodations, helicopter rides, spas, and executive chefs and be absolutely of no benefit to the client because there is no therapeutic work being done.  Just because a drug and alcohol rehab center is expensive does not mean people are recovering there.

How do I decide where is best for my loved one?

This is the golden question.  Because young adults are so dynamic and have so much life to live their treatment must be specific to them as a person and specialized to their unique characteristics.  There are thousands of drug treatment centers in the U.S., it is important to do the necessary research to make sure what a program offers matches up with the needs of the client.  Young adult treatment centers for instance, should focus on building life skills, connecting to higher education institutions and building professional habits.

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4 Catagories for Positive Young Adult Treatment Centers

There can be a generalized idea of what characteristics could lead to positive outcomes in drug or alcohol treatment for young adults.  Some experts believe that the one of the most important characteristics in treating drug addicts would change based on the dynamic between the clients personality and the therapists or treatment team involved.  Keeping that in mind, 4 aspects in professionals that can lead to healthy, productive recoveries in clients are:




Firm Identity

If any type of relationship is to be built with a client, they have to be able to rely on their treatment team when they are most vulnerable to provide a safe and stable recovery environment.  We all have had people in our lives that are flaky, untrustworthy, and disappointing.  These relationships tend to be superficial and do not last long.

Trust in a treatment team or professional should be the first aspect that is emphasized with a client.  If this dynamic is not developed, it is unlikely an addict will feel comfortable enough to share anything significant and start the process of recovery.  Trust can be the most important and effective tool in treatment.

Humor is another great tool to use while providing help at a young adult drug treatment center.  For many professionals, humor is something that comes natural.  It can be a critical element in developing a rapport with clients.

Establishing or owning a firm identity as a professional and as a whole treatment team can lend itself to more effective processes in treating addiction.  This consistency and repetitive message that clients will hear helps with boundaries and expectations that can be used throughout their long term recovery process.


Young Adult Rehab – Top Ten Behavioral Signs for Addiction

Many struggling young adults show both behavioral and physical symptoms of possible drug or alcohol abuse.  The following are behavioral elements to watch for in individuals that may be in need of help or possible admittance to drug rehab.

Anger and/or depression cycles that have no real trigger or trauma behind them.

A new circle of peers, a distinct change in schedule, not wanting to talk about old friends or being overly dramatic in any conversation.

Showing a loss of interest in previous hobbies or interests that they may have been passionate about.

Lack of performance or failing in work or school environment or avoiding them altogether.

A loss of ambition and motivation, walking around in a haze or not really caring.

Always arguing or being defensive, acting paranoid or if everyone is just “out to get them.”

Constantly being caught in lies, unexplained money losses or buying habits.

A disregard for hygene, lowered self-worth and change in appearance.

Loss of cohearance or memory, inability to have a rational conversation.

Always isolating, staying in their room, removing themselves from any all communication with friends and loved ones.

These signs and behaviors are not guarantees a loved one is struggling with addiction.  They are simply a combination of symptoms to look for or make yourself aware of if there is suspicion of abuse.  At one time or another everybody shows a behavior or two listed here, it is when these processes become more evident and consistent over a period of time that something must be done before it is too late.


Inside Rehab – Questions with a Young Adult Treatment Counselor

How do you assess suicide risk in drug treatment?

There are the normal signs that can show some insight – depression, isolating, acting out, among others…But you never really know.  The most important aspect is to ask questions.  Many times clients just need a platform or someone to ask them if they are having these thoughts.  It is not always the easiest subject to talk about.

Narcissism in young adult treatment is normal…where does this come from?

Although this is not always the case it does show up quite often.  The addict showing traits of a narcissist does not general feelings of superiority.  It is usually a sign of strong feelings of inadequacy.

What aspects are important in choosing counseling techniques for drug rehab?

There is no easy way to figure out what is going to be most effective for the client.  It takes some time to develop a rapport.  Normally the two most import factors determining treatment for addiction are the intellectual capacity and mental health status of the client.

What are some ways of building a strong trust and rapport for addiction counseling?

Something that is really important that clients don’t realize is that it is impossible not to communicate.  All non-verbal, body language and demeanor can say a lot about how to build a safe environment and relationship.  It is important for counselors to remember the clients will have their own interpretations of their non-verbal ques as well.


Utah Treatment Centers – How Important is Length of Stay in Drug Rehab?

Length of stay in treatment is crucial to positive outcomes

There are many options when deciding which treatment center will be most effective.  There are varying levels of care including residential, day treatment, outpatient, and transitional drug and alcohol rehab.  No matter what option or level of care is needed, one of the most important elements in long-term sobriety is the amount of time actually spent in treatment.

Utah Treatment Centers

Twelve to eighteen months seems like a long time to devote to treatment.  Research shows this length of stay for rehab is what is necessary for an addict to create enough strength and support to maintain their recovery.  This personal self-investment is taken seriously at many Utah treatment centers.

The level of care for this length of stay does not need to be entirely residential.  Most often ninety days in a residential setting is what is needed to give an individual the tools and skills to be successful in less structured treatment environment.  The remainder of the work in recovery can be done in lower cost, more flexible environments such as outpatient or transitional care.

Utah has many treatment financing options available.  Many different drug rehab facilities have their own ability to provide financing specifically for treatment or can provide options for different financial institutions that specialize in it.  Cost of treatment in Utah is generally below the national average because the cost of living is so inexpensive.


Private Utah Alcohol Treatment

At New Roads Treatment Centers, confidentiality is a priority for every client.  We understand this a very trying time, not only for clients, but their families as well.  New Roads provides a sanctuary for private Utah alcohol rehab.

Located between the Oquirrh and Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah New Roads alcohol rehab program fosters personal reflection through the beautiful surroundings. The mountainous landscape provides a natural private environment for alcohol rehab.

New Roads private alcohol rehab is individualized and developmentally specific treatment.  The 90 day residential program is based on a therapeutic culture that supports healthy communication among peers and staff together.  This natural Rocky Mountain environment and program philosophy provides opportunities for team building and outdoor activities in a very privatized setting.